The Nokia 6 from 2017 is ready for its second major Android update since its release. Manufacturer HMD Global announces that it has started to roll out Android 9.0 (Pie) for the phone. The newer Nokia 2.1 also gets the latest version.
Nokia 6 Android Pie update now available
HMD Global CEO Juho Sarvikas says on Twitter that the Android Pie update is available for the Nokia 6. This brings the Finnish company the promise to provide its smartphones two years of great Android updates. The device appeared in 2017 with Android Nougat, got an Android Oreo update in early 2018 and now runs on version 9.0 (Pie). In addition, a security patch has been released every month since the release.
Nokia is one of the few manufacturers to update its budget devices so regularly and quickly and is well on its way to provide its full line-up of Android Pie. Some phones still need the update, including the Nokia 3.1, 5.1 and 3.1 Plus. The company also announced that for the Nokia 2.1 from 2018 a Pie update will be rolled out. This device runs on Android Go and with the Pie version, there are several new features.
Android Pie introduces, among other things, a new operation for the mobile operating system, based on sweeping movements. Also new are Adaptive Brightness and Adaptive Battery, which improves the battery life. Furthermore, the design has been refreshed and you can start with Digital Wellbeing, which contains various functions to map your smartphone use. Read more about the update in the Android Pie review.
The Nokia 6 is one of the popular smartphones of HMD Global so far and got a successor last year in the form of the Nokia 6.1. This device currently costs about 200 euros and is mainly a bit more powerful than its predecessor. The phone has a Snapdragon 630 chip, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 5.5-inch full-HD screen, 16-megapixel camera and 3000 mAh battery with fast charge support. More info can be found in the Nokia 6.1 review.