First generation Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 handsets will also be updated to Android P.
One of the USPs of Nokia smartphones is timely security and Android software update rollout. In May, HMD Global announced that all Nokia smartphones will receive the Android P update, and more recently, the company has brought the Android P update (beta) Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7, and Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphones to China. In a recent development, the company’s support staff confirmed that the Android P rollout for Nokia phones is expected to begin in August.
According to the nokiapowerusers.com website, Nokia Mobile Care sent an email to a user saying, “All other Nokia devices are expected to get Android P sometime in August.” The Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 and the new Nokia 5.1, 3.1 and 2.1 smartphones are already covered for the next big Android iteration. Last month, the company announced that the first generation Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 handsets will also be updated to Android P.
At the Mobile World Congress 2018, Nokia announced the transfer of all its smartphones to the Android One platform, and a series of updates are rolling out to almost all of them. In order to roll out Android P on Nokia smartphones, most Android devices come with the promise of updating the Android OS for two years after their launch.
Last week, HMD Global confirmed that the four Nokia devices will soon get the Face Unlock feature via an OTA update. Asked about the availability of Face Unlock feature on Nokia 8 on Twitter, Nokia Mobile said, “Face Unlock will be available on Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and new Nokia 6, as well as OTA update on Nokia 8. HMD Global India has launched the 2018 lineup of Nokia phones including Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, and New Nokia 6 or Nokia 6 (2018) in India. Priced at Rs 25,999 and the new Nokia 6 is priced at Rs 16,999.