Nokia Android Q release date and eligible devices

Nokia Android Q release date and eligible devices

As of June 25, 2019, all Nokia phones that are eligible for an update to Android 9 Pie have received the OS. The last to join the Pie party is the Nokia 1, whose OS is rolling out now. With that, attention is now turning to Android Q, the latest and greatest from Google.

Similar to what happened during the beta testing phase of Android Pie, HMD Global has enrolled one device in the ongoing Android Q beta program, the Nokia 8.1. However, this doesn’t mean the OS won’t be made available for other Nokia phones.

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In fact, given all we know about Android One devices, it’s easy to tell which Nokia phones will be upgraded to Android Q, but we can’t give you an official timeline. Also, since this isn’t official from HMD, don’t come for our necks if things go contrary to expectations.

Note that the list below doesn’t follow any order in particular and is subject to change.

  • Nokia 9 PureView
  • Nokia 8.1
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
  • Nokia 7.1
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Nokia 6.1
  • Nokia 6.1 Plus
  • Nokia 5.1
  • Nokia 5.1 Plus
  • Nokia 4.2
  • Nokia 3.2
  • Nokia 3.1
  • Nokia 3.1 Plus
  • Nokia 2.2
  • Nokia 1 Plus

It’s unclear if the Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 1 will get updates to Android Q, but with Google’s expected continued commitment to Android Go coupled with HMD’s promise of rolling out regular updates even to the most budget of its phones, the pair should join the Nokia 1 Plus in receiving the Q update.

As noted earlier, an official timeline is what we can’t give you right now, but we can guestimate that, at least based on last year’s happenings, Nokia devices will begin receiving the update to Android Q somewhere in September 2019 going forward.

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