Exclusive Nokia brand licensee HMD Global took us by surprise somewhat a couple of months ago by rolling out its first stable Android 10 update
to a mid-range device
that you can't even buy in the US, but now the high-end Nokia 9 PureView
is finally following the 8.1's suit
Available pretty much everywhere around the world, including stateside, where it has recently scored a number
of substantial discounts, the Snapdragon 845 powerhouse is not exactly the year's best-reviewed
Android flagship. But this is without a doubt the fastest Nokia smartphone ever released, which is why many people might have expected the 6-incher to make the jump to the newest OS version a little sooner.
Apparently, the update is to be delivered anytime "between Q4 2019 & Q2 2020", although it's not entirely clear if that refers solely to the Nokia 7.1
or the brand's full lineup previously confirmed for relatively swift Android 10 promotions
. If the existing roadmap sticks, the 7.1 will be followed by the 6.1, 6.1 Plus, and 7 Plus in January 2020, as well as the Nokia 2.2, 3.1 Plus, 3.2, 4.2, 1 Plus, 5.1 Plus, and 8 Sirocco by the end of next year's first quarter.
Those are some incredibly ambitious plans from a company that's obviously also preparing to release
a number of new phones
, all of which should run Android 10 out the box.