Nokia 7 Plus is indeed next in line for official Android 9 Pie update in September

Nokia 7 Plus is indeed next in line for official Android 9 Pie update in September
The heavyweight champion of timely Android Oreo updates (Google obviously notwithstanding) fully intends to keep up the pace and leave no phone behind when it comes to Pie adoption as well.

HMD Global hasn’t been as quick to embrace stable Android 9 goodies as Essential, but based on the latest promise made by the company’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, the Nokia 7 Plus could still be the world’s second non-Pixel device to swap Oreo for Pie software.

During a press event in India, where the notch-toting Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus with Android One started their proper global expansion earlier today, Sarvikas confirmed the official Android 9 Pie rollout for the Nokia 7 Plus is scheduled to begin sometime next month.

While there’s no firm release date to share just yet, odds are you won’t have to wait more than a few weeks, considering the 6-inch handset’s beta tests have been underway for quite some time, nearing a successful conclusion.

Like so many other Nokia-branded products, the 7 Plus is an Android One participant, running close-to-stock software, which means HMD doesn’t have a lot of customizing or optimizing to do. A few last-minute kinks may still need to be ironed out, but once that’s done, you can definitely expect a swift update to a silky smooth new OS, followed by a similar treatment for robust phones like the Nokia 8 Sirocco, 6.1, and 6.1 Plus. Too bad the Snapdragon 660-powered Nokia 7 Plus is not officially available stateside.

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