Nokia 5 2017 gets Android 9 Pie update

In a tweet to follow up on the one revealing the official Android 9 Pie roadmap, HMD Global Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, revealed that the Nokia 5 will be upgraded to Android 9 Pie this week.

True to his word, Sarvikas has once again tweeted that Android 9 Pie is ready for the OG Nokia 5. This is the second and last major OS upgrade the device is receiving following its 2017 launch preinstalled with Android Nougat.

A number of users have already started seeing the download notification, where the software is arriving as version V6.12E. As part of Pie, Nokia 5 users will enjoy a new navigation system based on gestures, Adaptive battery and brightness, predictive app actions, and more.

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On matters security, the update also improves the patch level to January 2019, the latest version available.

It’s great to see HMD rolling out two OS upgrades to the Nokia 5 even though it launched before the company committed to Android One. The company has also promised to update the Nokia 3 and Nokia 6 to Pie, all of which were part of the first wave of Android-powered Nokia phones.

HMD had also promised to update the Nokia 3.1 Plus to Pie this week, but in his tweet, he doesn’t say a thing about this 2018 handset. We should hear more about it before the week ends.


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