Nokia 8.1 has began receiving its Android 10 replace, Nokia model licensee HMD World introduced on Wednesday. With the brand new improvement, the Nokia 8.1 has change into the primary Nokia smartphone to get the newest Android replace. It additionally comes as the primary cellphone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 SoC to obtain the replace that Google formally launched for its Pixel telephones final month. The Finnish firm is in plans to increase the Android 10 rollout to numerous different Nokia telephones later this yr.
The Android 10 replace for the Nokia 8.1 is rolling out in India by way of an over-the-air (OTA) package deal. The replace brings all of the core Android 10 options, together with the upgraded gesture navigation and privateness controls. The official changelog supplied by HMD World additionally consists of Good Reply and Focus mode that each debuted on the Pixel telephones final month. Moreover, there’s a Household Hyperlink function that you would be able to entry by way of the Digital Wellbeing settings to regulate digital floor guidelines for your loved ones.
“With the Nokia 8.1 being the primary Android smartphone working the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 to obtain Android 10, we’re additionally setting our precedent of firsts, and purpose to maintain being first to roll out Android 10 throughout different key chipsets,” stated Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD World, in an announcement. “This requires a devoted effort to make sure you get one of the best expertise in your Nokia smartphone. In fact, we could not preserve this dedication with out everybody in our beta labs programme, who’re engaged and actively contribute to form the perfect experiences for all, that simply maintain getting higher. This is to seeing our total portfolio working Android 10 by early 2020!”
To recall, the Nokia 8.1 was launched in India again in December final yr. The smartphone runs Android 9 Pie and is predicated on Google’s Android One programme that’s designed to ship well timed updates with inventory Android expertise.
Again in August, HMD World launched its official Android 10 roadmap. The roadmap confirmed that the corporate is about to deliver the newest Android working system to the Nokia 7.1, Nokia 8.1, and Nokia 9 PureView within the fourth quarter of this yr, whereas the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, and Nokia 7 Plus are set to obtain the replace within the first quarter of 2020. There are additionally fashions such because the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 2.2, and Nokia 1 Plus that might obtain the replace later in 2020.