The first generation Nokia 6 is the latest smartphone from HMD Global to receive its slice of Android Pie.
The device, which was part of the trio that helped re-introduce the Nokia brand into the Kenyan market in July 2017, was slated to get the Android Pie update any time within this first quarter of 2019.
HMD Global has committed to updating its entire device lineup to Android Pie with only the Nokia 2 falling by the wayside thanks to its limited hardware and the disadvantage of launching just before Android Go became a thing.
Over the last few weeks, HMD Global has been updating a few devices, the latest being the Nokia 3.1 Plus (though our review unit is yet to get any Pie love) and the Nokia 5.
The update brings with it key Android Pie features like Digital Wellbeing, Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, App Actions and others.
It also brings the latest security updates (February 2019) to the device.
Additionally, users also get the new navigation system powered by gestures and making less use of the physical buttons that the Nokia 6 arrived with back in 2017.
The update clocks in at just over 1.7GB.
While this particular update won’t change much in terms of the Nokia 6’s shortcomings like the below average camera that I encountered when I took it for a spin, it is everyone’s hope that Android Pie’s advertised battery improvements work their magic.
Do you have a Nokia 6? Have you received the update, yet?