We have no idea if Google plans to make any global Android 10 adoption numbers public in the near future, but it's pretty obvious this rollout is progressing at a faster pace
than the Android 9.0 Pie delivery for several major smartphone vendors
Ironically, that didn't seem to be the case for HMD Global, which waited until October to bring official Android 10 goodies over-the-air to the Nokia 8.1
, following that update with the same OS promotion for the Nokia 9 PureView
and Nokia 7.1
in December. But the exclusive Nokia brand licensee is surely speeding things up in the new year with not one but two different Android 10 upgrades this week. And it's only Tuesday, so we wouldn't rule out the possibility of the Nokia 6.1
following suit by Friday.
For the time being, Nokia 7 Plus owners will be happy to hear
they can get the "latest pure Android experience" and "access the latest features today." At least in theory, because these things often need a few days to spread their wings around the world.
Unfortunately, just like the Nokia 6.1 Plus updated yesterday
, the 7 Plus
has never been officially released in the US. With a 6-inch display sporting a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and relatively thin bezels, as well as a more than respectable Snapdragon 660 processor, up to 6GB RAM, a large 3,800mAh battery, and a dual 12 + 13MP rear-facing camera setup with Zeiss optics in tow, this bad boy is still one of the most impressive Nokia-branded handsets of the modern era.
Internationally released running Android 8.1
Oreo in the spring of 2018, the Nokia 7 Plus made the stable jump to the 9.0 Pie flavor
of the world's most popular mobile OS in September. That goes to show HMD Global is significantly slower in rolling out its Android 10 updates, but as long as the company sticks to that roadmap published a while ago
, its hardcore fans should be happy. What's weird is that the hot new Nokia 7.2
still runs Android 9.0 Pie.