Android P Update Confirmed for Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8

So far Nokia has been on schedule for delivering updates & security patches.



Nokia Assures Android P Update

HMD Global, the sole global licensee for Nokia handsets has formally confirmed that all the upcoming and already launched Android based Nokia smartphones will get Android O as well as Android P updates. HMD global announced this at the launch of Nokia 8 in the Philippines.

All the existing Nokia phones – Nokia 8, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will be upgraded to Android P, which essentially means that all the Android-based Nokia smartphones will get the next two versions of Android, Android O and P, whenever they become available.


Google Hasn’t Even Announced Android P

The interesting part is that Google hasn’t even announced or confirmed the Android P update. They are busy rolling out the final build of the latest Android 8.0 Oreo, and Google will probably announce Android P at their annual I/O event, which takes place every year in the month of May. So, the existing Nokia phones won’t get Android P update before October or November of 2018.

Android Oreo Update

As of now, all the Nokia Android smartphones run Android 7 Nougat out of the box. Nokia 8 will get Oreo update by the end of this month and the other Nokia Androids, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, are expected to get the Android Oreo update before the end of this year.

Timely Updates And Security Patches

Nokia is not taking their comeback lightly, and are working hard to stay ahead in the competitive markets. HMD Global confirmed that all Nokia Android phones will get Android O and P updates till 2018. Besides the Android updates, the company has been rolling out timely security patches and other updates to all these smartphones. Given the price point, they have smartphones from budget to mid-range price category. The company has been regular in pushing out all requisite security patches and updates. Nokia 8 is due for a launch in the country this week.

Keeping The Promises

The company has promised timely updates up to two OS versions when they announced the the Nokia handsets in the country. They are trying hard to make a mark in a crowded smartphone market of India and it will be interesting to see whether this new announcement will boost the sales of the handsets or not in the upcoming months. All Nokia Android smartphones offer a pure stock Android experience.

Nokia 8

Nokia 8 is due for a launch in the country this week, and is the premium flagship offering from Nokia has been priced at Rs. 36,999/- in India.

  • 5.3” Quad HD ‘Always On’ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top
  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of on-board storage
  • Expandable Storage up to 128GB
  • 13MP dual camera setup on the back with special ZEISS lens
  • 13MP front-facing shooter
  • 3,090mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support

Nokia 6

The Nokia 6 is a premium midrange offering from Nokia priced at Rs. 14,999 (available exclusively on Amazon).

  • 5.5” Full HD display
  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor clubbed with 3GB of RAM
  • 16MP rear camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 32GB of on-board storage
  • Expandable Storage up to 128GB
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Dolby Atmos support

Nokia 5

The Nokia 5 is the next mid-budget offering from Nokia priced at Rs. 12,999. It is available online as well as offline.

  • 5.2” 720p HD display
  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor clubbed with 2GB of RAM
  • 13MP main camera
  • 8MP front camera.
  • 16GB of on-board storage
  • Expandable Storage up to 128GB
  • 3,000mAh battery

Nokia 3

The Nokia 3 is the cheapest offering from Nokia which falls under the budgets segment priced at Rs. 9,499. It is available online as well as offline.

  • 5” 720p HD display
  • MediaTek MT 6737 processor clubbed with 2GB of RAM
  • 8MP main camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 16GB of on-board storage
  • Expandable Storage up to 128GB
  • 2,630 mAh battery

Android OS Update: Fake Promises

There are companies who make promises regarding future Android version updates during launch, which they fail to keep. When Motorola launched Moto G4 Plus, it promised that G4 Plus will get Android N and Android O updates. Though, when Motorola recently revealed their list of smartphones to get the Android O update, Moto G4 Plus was missing from the list. Android Police noticed how the company silently removed all references regarding Moto G4 Plus receiving the Oreo update. Though later when they were called out, they released a statement about the same.

The Motorola Statement regarding Moto G4 Plus case – “It’s been brought to our attention that there were some errors in our marketing materials around Android O upgrades for Moto G4 Plus. This was an oversight on our part and we apologize for this miscommunication. It’s our general practice for the Moto G family to get one major OS upgrade per device, but it’s important to us we keep our promises, so in addition to the N upgrade it has already received, we will be upgrading Moto G4 Plus to Android O. Because this is an unplanned upgrade, it will take some time to fit it into our upgrade schedule. Watch our software upgrade page for more information”.

  1. Noklam says

    Hi, Will there be a link to upgrade to O or P by the users by self?

  2. Vinay Pandit says

    Looking forward for Android P :p

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