Update champ: Nokia 5 first to get latest Android security patch, software yet to be released on Google's Pixel devices


HMD Global, the current manufacturer of Nokia handsets, has been engaged in a peculiar competition with Google over the past few months. The Finnish company is ambitiously attempting to upgrade its devices with the latest Android software before anyone else, including the search engine giant who owns the entire mobile platform.

HMD's intentions became apparent in July when the Nokia 6 was the first handset to get the Android security update for that month. Now, it appears that the Nokia 5 has overtaken Google's Pixel and Nexus devices and has become the first to get the security patch for September. 

Weighing in at 142MB, the new firmware brings the latest fixes for security vulnerabilities found on the Android platform. It's interesting to note that at the time of writing, the patch is not even present on the Android Security Bulletin.

As you might know, the manufacturer likes to embellish its Android-powered Nokia phones with a very clean version of Android to assure a bloat-free experience and on-time updates. HMD has also recently assured fans that its entire smartphone lineup will receive the Android O update.

Do you consider these prompt updates as a big incentive to buy a Nokia smartphone in the future? Let us know in the comments!

via NPU

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