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Nokia 7 Plus may be the next to receive Android 9.0 Pie update (Updated: Not really)

Nokia 7 Plus may be the next to receive Android 9.0 Pie update (Updated: Not really)
UPDATE: It looks like HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas has just tweeted that his company released Android 9 Pie Beta 4 (Developer Preview 5) for Nokia 7 Plus, the last update before the final version of Android 9 Pie gets rolled out. 

Google announced earlier this week that all devices from third-party handset makers enrolled in the official Android 9.0 Pie beta program will receive the update soon after the Pixels. Since the Essential Phone has already received the update, the only ones remaining are the Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, and OnePlus 6.

Today, we've learned that Nokia 7 Plus might be the second third-party smartphone to get the Android 9.0 Pie update. Apparently, users in India are the first that discovered their Nokia 7 Plus phones are eligible for the upgrade, but if that's true, the update will slowly roll out globally.

The changelog mentions that update weighs in at 1.17GB, so it's a fairly sizeable download. Also, among the improvements included in the update, there's adaptive battery and brightness, simpler ways to navigate your phone, and recommended apps and actions based on context.

It's yet unclear if the phones that received the Android 9.0 Pie update were enrolled in the beta program or HMD Global is now deploying the update to all Nokia 7 Plus units in India.

source: NPU

source: Juho Sarvikas (Twitter)

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