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Nokia Android 10 Update & Release Details

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With the Android 10 update out of beta and officially available, new information is starting to emerge. Here, we want to take you through everything you should know right now about Nokia Android 10 updates and betas.

If you’re wondering “will my Nokia phone get Android 10?” the answer is probably Yes. In fact, Google’s latest software will likely come to almost every Nokia phone released so far. Those include the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7, and the Nokia 8. They’re one of several manufacturers that joined Google in the Android Q Developer Preview. Which means they’ll have an easier time finishing updates.

In fact, Nokia was one of the first to release Android 9 Pie to users, and they actually updated every single device they offer to Pie. That’s a good start for a revamped brand that’s only 2-years old, and we’re expecting the same quick pace for Nokia Android 10 updates.

  • The first official Nokia Android 10 update will arrive soon
  • Nokia promised Android 10 for Nokia 7.1, 8.1, and Nokia 9 PureView before the end of the year
  • The company confirmed more devices will get it in early 2020
  • Updates will continue into Q2 of 2020

Nokia Android 10 Updates

You’ll love the improved battery life, smart features, and everything else that comes with this new software. And now, we have a full Nokia Android 10 update roadmap and schedule from the company themselves. We added a few important details to the bullet-point above, and the full roadmap is below for Nokia fans that can’t wait to get the update.

Right after Google released Android 10 the head of HMD Global, the company behind the resurgence of Nokia phones, released the image you see above. It’s very refreshing to see such a transparent and clean list of what will get the update, and when. Something we wish others (like you Samsung) would follow.

Will My Nokia Get Android 10?

Is your Nokia phone listed on the image you see above? That comes from the head of the company himself. As you can see, the manufacturer will start by updating the Nokia 7.1, Nokia 8.1, and the Nokia 9 PureView to Android 10 in Q4 of 2019. That means anytime between October-December.

We have a feeling the first Nokia Android 10 updates will arrive in mid-November, with more following shortly thereafter as they work towards other popular devices.

Then, in early 2020 starting in January after CES, and throughout February, expect to see Android 10 arrive for the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, and Nokia 7 Plus. Then move to the Nokia 2, 3, and 4 series of phones. Even the budget-friendly Nokia 1 Plus will get Android 10 before the end of Q1 2020.

What’s New in Android 10

A lot of the new features and big changes in Android 10 are specific to the Google Pixel. That said, there are dozens and dozens of great changes for all Android phones, including those from Nokia. Even their cheapest model will benefit from most of the new additions.

Whether that’s the system-wide Dark Theme, improved privacy controls, Digital Wellbeing Focus Mode, better graphics, improved battery life and much. You can expect Nokia to add their own sprinkle of new features, then add most of Google’s The list includes:

  • Improved Privacy Protection & Controls
  • Privacy Manager
  • Expanded Location Controls
  • Multi-Tasking Bubbles
  • Support for Foldable Displays
  • Sharing Shortcuts
  • Smart Reply, Suggested Actions
  • Live Caption
  • Settings Panels
  • Gestural Navigation
  • Theme Controls
  • Notification Assistant
  • Improved Peer-to-Peer and Internet Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi Performance Mode
  • Dynamic Depth Formats for Photos
  • New Audio and Video Codecs
  • Native MIDI APIs
  • Improved Vulkan Graphics & Neural Network APIs

If you’re curious about Google’s Android 10 features, we recommend checking out our walkthrough. It’ll take you through all the key changes.

Final Thoughts

Right now, Nokia is taking over the affordable budget Android phone category. In a market previously dominated by Motorola, which updates phones extremely slow, you can get an excellent Android phone from Nokia with the guarantee of fast and timely updates. That’s a big deal.

The best six phones released by HDM Global had Pie before almost every other phone on the market from OnePlus, Samsung or any other competitor. And while we don’t think they’ll be that fast to Android 10, we’re assuming most of their phones will get it before the Galaxy S10 does. That means you’re paying less for a phone with similar features and faster updates.

For now, expect monthly or bi-monthly security updates to continue arriving for your Nokia phone. Keeping it up to date and getting it prepared for Android 10.

Then, once Nokia is ready to go from the Android Q beta to Android 10 we’ll have all the details.

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