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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  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3800 mAh(19h talk time)

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14 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3272; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Wow, Essential beat Nokia getting the latest update out. I thought it was immediately available for the 7 Plus.

2. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

nokia 7 plus is probably the best value for the buck smartphone imo but honestly, the screen is really not good it super desaturated and washed out from experience which is unfortunate let's hop Nokia 7.2plus next year have a better screen

3. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

nokia 7 plus is probably the best value for the buck smartphone imo but honestly, the screen is really not good it super desaturated and washed out from experience which is unfortunate let's hop Nokia 7.2plus next year have a better screen

4. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Considering the essential phone often drops to $400 yeah....not so much.

8. Venom

Posts: 3272; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. You get a flagship device for only $400.

5. AbhiD

Posts: 652; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Fake news guys. The site where this news emerged from has updated it. Infact, forget about PIE update, it's getting Android 9 Beta 4 as of now. Stable 9 Pie is still a long wait. https://nokiapoweruser.com/nokia-7-plus-already-getting-android-9-pie-in-india/

7. lex700

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

You are correct as DP4 is now downloading to my own 7 Plus. But considering that DP3 was rolled out less than two weeks ago and now DP4 is already here, perhaps the final version is not going to be so long a wait.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Definitely going to roll out a lot sooner than later: https://nokiapoweruser.com/nokia-7-plus-receiving-android-9-pie-beta-4-with-august-security-update/ Props to HMD for testing out Android P in beta first before jumping to release it across its Nokia branded portfolio. Being first isn’t always what’s best, as many Pixel and iOS users have learned the hard way.

15. Venom

Posts: 3272; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

That's why I gave props to the Essential phone earlier because not only is it a good bang for the buck, but it's getting consistent updates like the recent one to Pie.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD's Nokia branded smartphones offer some of the best bang for your buck around. The design on midrange Nokia smartphones like the Nokia 6/6.1 looks better than many flagship smartphones like the Essential Phone and others. Great job with your Nokia branded smartphones, HMD.

12. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

I agree with u on everything except of best bang for buck around.Example Nokia 5.1,6.1,7 plus are too costly here in India for specs prices offering.5.1 cost 15,000 for SD450 and 6.1 for 19,000 for SD630 and 7 plus for 26,000 all at rupees.1+6,asus zenfone 5z with SD845 are costing almost 30,000 to 35,000 approx base on storage configuration offering so 7+ had became obsolete device to these phones bcoz of less price gap.nokia6.1 plus will cost more than 20,000 for sd636 which will be ridiculous.Now SD670,710,632 has release out hope Nokia in their 3rd run next year do better in their prices set on their range of devices specs offer.They charging too much for a certain specs without any custom features in it especially android one.Nokia still need to do better like Huawei,xiaomi is giving better bang for buck devices in our country.Nokia will suffer same faith like Motorola,HTC,Sony,Samsung and apple do with prices offering on their midrange specs devices.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

First: I said “*some of the best bang for your buck...” Second: Are those prices because of the extra that’s added onto the conversion rate? If that’s so, then that’s the reason the prices are so high there (correct me if I’m wrong). Third: I believe Nokia branded smartphones offer some of the best bang for your buck because of build quality, stock Android, and great OS support and updates, and fast monthly security updates. When you take all of those things into consideration, you can see that not only will HMD NOT suffer the same fate as the others you mentioned, but also that it’s no wonder that HMD has been moving up the charts concerning the global market share of smartphones.

9. Elvis358

Posts: 212; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Well Samsung have a lot to learn from Nokia and well other smartphones that support project treble!

10. tokuzumi

Posts: 1844; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I hope the other manufacturers are taking notice of this *cough*Samsung*cough*LG*cough*HTC*cough* and will get off their butts and take advantage of Treble on the devices which support Treble.

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