Nokia 5 receives Android 9.0 Pie update after debuting on Nougat in 2017
But you know what’s gotten significantly better in the less than two years since the affordable 5.2-incher was released? The software experience on the Nokia 5, which has been repeatedly refreshed with near-stock Android 8.0, 8.1, and now, 9.0 goodies.
We’ve honestly lost count of all the Nokia-branded handsets already updated to stable Android Pie, but this latest OS build 9.0 rollout is especially notable given the phone’s advanced age and humble specifications.
It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Nokia 5 (2017) has just been updated to Android 9 Pie! Nokia Phones truly get better over time! pic.twitter.com/HbwKxilXc8— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 24, 2019
A complete roadmap recently revealed by HMD Global, the company behind this unlikely brand resurgence, also has the Nokia 3.1 Plus slated for a switch to Android 9.0 Pie in January (tick tock!), while the Nokia 6, non-Plus 3.1, and Nokia 2.1 should make the jump from Oreo at some point during Q1.
Back to the Nokia 5, it’s worth pointing out that this is one of the brand’s many devices unavailable in the US (at least officially), which might come as a disappointment for bargain hunters out there. At the right price, the modern software, premium aluminum unibody design, decent battery life, and convenient fingerprint scanner would have definitely outweighed the camera, storage, and processing speed compromises.