Budget Nokia 1 scores highly anticipated Android 9.0 Pie update

Budget Nokia 1 scores highly anticipated Android 9.0 Pie update
Solidifying its title as the reigning champion of Android updates and keeping true to its promises, today HMD Global has announced that the Android 9 Pie rollout has began for the entry-level Nokia 1 that was first announced back in February of 2018.

The smartphone, which packs just 1GB of RAM and a low-end MediaTek processor, was the first Android Go offering by Nokia. It shipped with the Go version of Android 8.1 Oreo and will now benefit from the optimized release of Pie. The latter has been designed to work specifically on smartphones with around 1GB of RAM but that doesn’t make today’s rollout any less impressive. After all, while Nokia isn’t the only brand out there producing Android Go smartphones, it is one of few still actively supporting the devices. Most other manufacturers in the segment choose to not update models beyond the mandatory security patches Google requires. 

Regarding what today’s Android Pie update actually brings, Nokia 1 users can expect to find a wide range of UI updates alongside a totally revamped Settings menu and noticeable improvements to the way notifications are handled. Some performance enhancements are to be expected too alongside a few other tweaks.

Unsurprisingly, the Nokia 1’s Android 9 Pie update will begin rolling out in stages. It’s unclear who will receive it first but it still helps HMD keep its promise of a release during the second quarter of the year.

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