Nokia 6 is HMD Global’s first Android smartphone and it is expected to launch in India next month along with Nokia 3 and Nokia 5
HMD Global has launched the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Nokia 6 users in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The software update is bundled with the May security update and is about 1.8GB in size. The update comes just a month after the release of the latest version of the OS, including the April security patch, for Nokia 6 users in China.
At the Mobile World Congress in February, HMD Global said that Nokia-branded smartphones will be different from others in terms of their design and software experience. With the rollout of the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, the company is hinting that the latest software may be out of the box next month when the device becomes available worldwide.
“Nokia 6 in Hong Kong and Taiwan has received Android 7.1.1 update and security update today in May. We are committed to providing monthly security updates and regular system updates. The China version has already been updated to 7.1.1 in April and also The security update for May was received earlier this week, “the company said in a statement obtained by Nokiapoweruser.
Google recently confirmed that Android 7.0 Nougat’s market share reached 7.1 percent for the period ended May 2, 2017. The operating system gained more than 2 percent market share in the last month alone, and with older models being upgraded, the OS is expected to hit a double-digit market share this month.
Nokia was announced exclusively for the Chinese smartphone market on January 6, and the company has announced a global variant of the device at MWC. The handset is expected to launch in India next month along with Nokia 3 and Nokia 5.