Nokia 3, 5 and 6 confirmed to receive Android Pie updates soon

Nokia 3, 5 and 6 confirmed to receive Android Pie updates soon
HMD Global announced early this month that four smartphones will be updated to Android Pie by the end of November: Nokia 6.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco. If the company keeps its promise, it will have at least five smartphones running Android Pie since Nokia 7 Plus already received the update.

Today, the handset maker confirmed another set of three Nokia-branded smartphones will be updated to Android Pie: Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. However, they will most likely get the update after the first wave of devices that have already been confirmed at the beginning of the month.

That's because Google releases a new Android OS update to the chipset vendor, and then it makes it available to the handset maker, in this case, HMD Global. That's also the reason the Finnish company releases Android Pie updates in stages rather than all at once.

So, if you own one of the three Nokia smartphones mentioned in the title, you'll probably get an Android Pie update early next year, but we expect HMD to make some announcements closer to release.

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9 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD has been keeping its promises when it comes to updating its Nokia branded smartphones, so I think it’s awesome that they say they will update these three smartphones to Pie as well. They’ve been doing a great jobs with updates, and a lot of Android vendors need to take note. They may not be the very first to pull the trigger, but they have had little to no issues with their updates, unlike two in particular that were the first to update their smartphones to Pie. Kudos for this, HMD.

2. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Good job on doing what others aren't doing and that's updating your devices to the latest version of Android. Granted you aren't the first ones out of the gate, but at least you are getting it out there. Granted, you do have some issues that need addressing, but I'll chalk it up to that device only having 3 gigs of RAM.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

OEM's shouldn't be the first out of the gate to apply an update if they haven't done their due diligence with regards to checking said update. HMD is a good example of this, as their updates have had much less issues than at least two OEM's that have applied the updates first. I'm glad HMD made sure the kinks were ironed out first, and I wish those two companies that applied it before HMD did the same. Instead, you have their respective line of smartphones suffering from many issues like poor RAM management, adding extra notches, can't connect to certain networks, and more.

4. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Of course you would turn a blind eye to any issues that plague Nokia phones because that's what you do. Good thing we have something called Pie BETA that was rolled out to users of the Pixel phones and the Essential phone. But don't let the facts get in the way of your own false narrative.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Before you accuse me of turning a blind eye to any issues HMD (not Nokia, as they don’t make smartphones anymore) may be having with their Nokia branded smartphones, make sure you check your own “turning a blind eye” on the plethora of documented issues that both Google and Essential have had since launching their respective smartphones. The Pie BETA didn’t do squat to keep the myriad of bugs from creeping up on the Essential Phone or the Pixel line, but don’t let the facts get in the way of your own false narrative. They might as well of had no beta at all with all the reported issues.

6. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

And there goes you twisting things to fit your obviously false narrative. You should think of a new routine. How many times have you turned a blind eye to your OEMs and their skeletons in the closet? Blackberry and the patent shark lawsuits and the links I posted about some of the issues that were encountered on the Nokia phones.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

The only one here doing the obvious twisting of the facts is you. You invented that here, lol. How many times have YOU turned a blind eye to the OEM's that you favor? You've done it ever since you were championing Apple with your first account, your mxyzptlk one. And you still do it today with your 10th account now, despite the numerous documented issues and links I've posted about the Pixel line and the Essential Phone.

8. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I have never championed Apple. Lol now you're just making crap up. Just because you experienced issues on the nonexistent Pixel and Essential phones that you keep going on about doesn't mean that everyone else has encountered issues. In case you weren't aware, there are users who haven't had any issues with said devices, but of course you attacked the guy who pointed out that he didn't encounter any issues with his device.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao yes you have, in your mxyzptlk and flash accounts. You're just in denial about everyone here knowing who you really are. I don't need to have experienced any issues Wirth Pixel or the Essential Phone to know about the plethora of issues that they've both had since their respective releases. These are well documented issues that you continue to deflect from and be in denial about. But of course you go and attack anyone that points out the facts about the myriad of issues that both Pixel line and Essential Phone have had.

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