Budget Nokia 1 scores highly anticipated Android 9.0 Pie update
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.
Excited to share that our most affordable smartphone, Nokia 1, upgrades to Android 9 Pie starting today. Now there is a Nokia smartphone for everyone running Pie - bringing to you the latest experiences from Google. Nokia phones just keep getting better #Getsmart #Nokiamobile pic.twitter.com/BYONKx6q5n— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) June 25, 2019
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.