HMD Global’s mid-range smartphone Nokia 5.1 Plus is the latest to join the growing number of devices making the jump to Android 9 Pie.
The device, which started selling in Kenya last November, becomes the 7th such device from the HMD Global fold to receive its slice of the pie. That means that so far, the Finnish company has kept its word.
Being an Android One device, like all the other Nokia devices from 2018 are, it was only a matter of when and not if, the update would land on the device.
As we have noted several times before, Android Pie brings with it several refinements that enhance the Android experience, like Adaptive Battery, App Actions and others, others that bring the Android experience up to speed with the demands of a new age (read: notches) and others, like Digital Wellbeing, that look after, well, the wellbeing of the users of the said devices.
Now, if only everyone else making budget smartphones followed the example set about by HMD Global and updated their devices as well. Wait, some are just now, after ages, updating their Kshs 100,000 droids so is there hope for their customers with droids that cost a quarter of that? Androidland can be cruel.