Moments ago, Google announced that the next update, hitherto called Android Q, will be actually called Android 10, thus also deserting the idea of naming its OS updates after a dessert, beginning with Android 10. Before you could blink though, Nokia has come up with release date plans for as many as 17 of its devices that will receive the Android Q, err, Android 10 update.
Update [May 14, 2020]: The Android 10 update is now available for Nokia 3.1 Plus users. The update is available for the users in many countries but will be limited to 10% users in the first phase, with 50% users covered in the second phase that begins on May 16th, and finally, all the 3.1 plus users on May 18th onwards.
Update [April 29, 2020]: Nokia 1 Plus is now receiving an update to Android 10 Go edition. The update is rolling out to users in Sri Lanka, Tunisia, UAE, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, and Yemen.
Update [April 28, 2020]: HMD Global’s CPO, Juho Sarvikas announced the release of Android 10 to its mid-range Nokia 6.2 smartphone. The company has revealed that the update will complete getting rolled for all approved markets by May 3, 2020.
The rollout has already started for users in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Cambodia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tunisia, UAE, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.
Update [April 23, 2020]: If you own a Nokia 2.3, we have got some great news for you. Starting today, the Android 10 is being rolled out to the Nokia 2.3 handsets. It should be reaching your phone pretty soon.
Update [April 15, 2020]: Nokia took to Twitter today to announce the rollout of Android 10 for the Nokia 8 Sirocco handset. Here’s a list of countries eligible for the rollout that will be completed in three stages — 10% Nokia 8 Sirocco users in those regions getting the update today itself, 50% by April 18th, and the remaining users by April 20th.
Update [April 09, 2020]: Nokia today announced that the rollout of Android 10 update for Nokia 4.2 handsets has begun. Here’s a list of countries eligible for the rollout that will be completed in three stages — 10% getting the update today itself, 50% by April 12th, and the remaining users by April 14th.
Update [April 07, 2020]: Nokia has begun the rollout of Android 10 update for its Nokia 3.2 handset. The big update arrives as software version V2.270, sized 1.31GB, and is becoming available as an OTA right now.
March 17, 2020: Nokia 2.2 is now receiving the Android 10 update, announced the company on Twitter. The update also brings the February 2020 security patch.
February 6, 2020: Android 10 update has arrived on two models (TA-1050 and TA-1068) of the Nokia 6.1, carrying version V4.10C and weighing 1444.3MB. The TA-1050 model corresponds to units in the UK and Australia with 3GB/32GB configuration; while the TA-1068 model is the Global 4GB/64GB dual-SIM version. We can expect a similar update to be pushed to other models of the device.
The update brings with all the features of Android 10 including Smart reply, dark mode, gesture navigation, and additional controls for location and privacy. Besides that, the update packs the December 2019 Android security.
January 07, 2020: A day after the Nokia 6.1 Plus received it, HMD Global has started pushing the official Android 10 update to the Nokia 7 Plus. The update, weighing 1422.3MB, carries the software version V4.10C and brings with it the December 2019 Android security patches. It comes with Dark mode, new gesture navigation, Smart Reply, and the latest privacy and location controls. Android 10 update to the Nokia 7 Plus is rolling out to users in India, Finland, Philippines, Egypt, UAE, Sweden, and Norway (via Reddit).
January 06, 2020: The Nokia 6.1 Plus is now getting an update to Android 10 with December 2019 Android security. The update weighs around 1302MB and carries the version V4.10C featuring Dark mode, Smart reply, new gesture navigation, and updated privacy controls.
Which Nokia devices have received the Android 10 update and when?
These Nokia devices have received Android 10 update:
- Nokia 9 PureView
- Nokia 8.1 (October 09)
- Nokia 8 Sirocco (April 15)
- Nokia 7 Plus (January 07)
- Nokia 7.1
- Nokia 7.2 (March 31)
- Nokia 6.2 (April 28)
- Nokia 6.1 Plus (January 06)
- Nokia 6.1 (February 06)
- Nokia 4.2 (April 09)
- Nokia 3.2 (April 07)
- Nokia 3.1 Plus (May 13)
- Nokia 2.3 (April 23)
- Nokia 2.2 (March 17)
- Nokia 1 Plus (April 29)
Which Nokia devices will receive the update now?
In Q2 2020, Nokia might update these devices to Android 10:
- Nokia 1 Plus
- Nokia 5.1 Plus
- Nokia 2.1 (Android 10 Go edition)
- Nokia 3.1
- Nokia 5.1
- Nokia 1 (Android 10 Go edition)
Nokia claimed — somewhat dubiously, albeit! — that they were the fastest to roll out an Android Pie, and we would accept that claim actually because they were indeed better at rolling out Android Pie for such a large portfolio of devices, covering even the most budget of Android handsets they released. If you ask us, they were easily one of the top OEMs to roll out Android Pie update in a very timely manner. Let’s hope Nokia can replicate the feat with Android 10 too.
Android 10 Go update
Nokia moved quickly to share its plan on releasing Android 10 Go update for the Android Go devices. Here’s what they shared (via Twitter).
Nokia has already released (April 29) the Android 10 Go update for Nokia 1 Plus. We can thus expect the Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 1 to get the update in Q2 2020.
Not that this is entirely a new piece of info, as Nokia has already told us these dates for these devices earlier.