Nokia 3.1 receives Android 10 update

HMD Global is finally seeding the Android 10 update for the Nokia 3.1, ending the long wait that users of the device have had to endure.

The Nokia 3.1 is one of two smartphones whose Android 10 update was pending after the Nokia 2.1 received its update to Android 10 (Go edition) early last month.

HMD Global has so far kept its word and updated its entire lineup as expected, going by a revised timeline shared early in the year which it has struggled to stick to owing to various circumstances.

The Nokia 5.1, the other smartphone whose Android 10 update was pending before the 3.1’s started rolling out yesterday, is expected to start receiving its update as soon as later today, according to HMD Global’s Chief Products Officer, Juho Sarvikas.

According to HMD Global, the update is rolling out to users of the Nokia 3.1 in the company’s classified first wave markets immediately and should have reached all users in the said markets (check them here) by Monday, October 12th. Other markets, including Kenya, will follow after that.

The Nokia 3.1 started selling in Kenya in July 2018 and the upgrade to Android 10 marks its second major upgrade having been bumped up to Android 9 Pie in March last year. It originally arrived in the market running Android 8.0 Oreo before being upgraded to Android 8.1, a minor upgrade.

HMD Global has recently released an update to the Nokia 3 series globally as well as locally, providing a clear pathway for Nokia 3.1 users who’d like to upgrade since it features significant leaps worth a consideration.

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The Nokia 3.1’s direct successor, Nokia 3.1 Plus, received its update 5 months ago.

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