Nokia 7 Plus scores official Android 9.0 Pie update

Nokia 7 Plus scores official Android 9.0 Pie update
Well, that was fast. Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global’s outspoken Chief Product Officer, announced just a few days ago that a “final round of tests” was underway for Android Pie “quality assurance” on the Nokia 7 Plus, and already, the official rollout has begun.

Of course, the popular 6-inch mid-ranger could have received a stable update to the newest OS version even earlier, but HMD apparently ran into some “tricky platform specific certification bugs.”

The public beta program was thus prolonged, allowing the OnePlus 6 to beat the Nokia 7 Plus to the punch and become the second non-Pixel device to run a silky smooth and polished Android 9.0 flavor.

Finishing third in the race to Pie is obviously not bad either, especially with HMD Global currently working on many other delicious software treats for low and mid-end phones.

While we don’t have an official, complete changelog yet, the handset’s participation in Google’s Android One program means you’re looking at pretty much the same tweaks, enhancements, and add-ons as those available for the Pixel and Pixel 2.

Things like a Do Not Disturb mode, a Dashboard feature providing a detailed view of all your mobile activities, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness functionality, as well as gesture-based intuitive navigation are at the top of the “vanilla” Android 9.0 Pie improvement list.

Formally unveiled back in February, the Nokia 7 Plus is likely to get a sequel (or two) soon, which will no doubt run Pie out the box. Who needs high-end phones when mid-rangers are offered such flawless software support?

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



1. abhicool

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 25, 2018

Great News. Slow aayee per steady aaye.

5. Venom

Posts: 4011; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. Essential already beat them to the punch and it's not even an Android One phone. I think they need to step it up some.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22867; Member since: May 28, 2014

Essential has nothing to do with this article, and the least that they can do is update the one phone that they have fast. But they should also be focusing on how to remain in business, as they me be out of business sooner rather than later.

7. Venom

Posts: 4011; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Excuses excuses and bs conjecture rooted in your own misguided attempt to fuel a speculative rumor.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22867; Member since: May 28, 2014

Excessive BS rooted in your own misguided attempt to troll something because I favor it.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22867; Member since: May 28, 2014

And this is just one of the many reasons why HMD is tied as my favorite smartphone OEM, currently. Fast OS updates, fast monthly security updates, smartphones with great build quality, great bang for your buck, and they are doing proud by the Nokia name. Kudos, HMD.

3. perry1234

Posts: 654; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

For some reason, I underestimated this phone. Big blunder. Nothing but praise for HMD and this excellent midranger. Still a better buy than MiA2 and V11 Pro imho...


Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

If that continues to be true and grow to be the popular Android smartphones; Soon to be the rival with Samsung.

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