Just under a week since it According to the company’s Chief Product Officer, as promised, HMD Global is back in the news again. This time, with the Nokia 7.1.
According to the company’s Chief Product Officer and an update posted on Nokia’s Twitter page, the Android 10 rollout started yesterday (December 10th) and is set to go on for the next few days and weeks until all the devices have been upgraded.
The update, according to those who have been first in line to receive it, clocks in at just under 1.3GB and arrives with last month’s security patch (this may not be the case for those who receive it a few days after yesterday and today).
The device has been available in the country for over a year now having gone on sale in November 2018.
The following month, in December, it promptly received its Android Pie upgrade in the country, a process that had started just a few days before the end of November.
With that, it remains to be seen whether the device will make it to the company’s Android 11 plans. Launching with the first PureDisplay screen tech that has come to define 2019 devices like the Nokia 7.2, the device has all but exhausted the promised 2 major upgrades.
With the Nokia 7.1 receiving Android 10, the first phase of HMD Global’s upgrade roadmap is now complete.
The company will resume seeding Android 10 to the other devices in its increasing portfolio in the new year.
An interesting twist to this news is that this is happening just as Nokia and Microsoft Lumia smartphones from previous years powered by the Windows mobile platform are losing their support, marking the end of an era and pushing any holdouts to the brave new future: Android on Nokia smartphones.