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