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Nokia 5.1 now getting a healthy serving of Android 9 Pie
HMD Global chief product officer Juho Sarvikas announced on Twitter yesterday morning that the company is now pushing out Android 9 Pie to the Nokia 5.1. That makes the Nokia 5.1 the fourth Nokia smartphone to get Pie this year so far.
Exact details weren’t disclosed, but we’re expecting a phased roll-out over the next few days. We also don’t know how large the download is, though we’re expecting it to be at least one GB — make sure you’re on Wi-Fi before you download.
A timeless classic has been redefined! Nokia 5.1 now runs the latest Android 9, Pie. Nokia smartphones just keep getting better! #GetSmart pic.twitter.com/OrAAgapOTV— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) March 19, 2019
With Pie, the Nokia 5.1 should now have new system navigation functionality, Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, and App Actions. There isn’t yet a changelog to confirm these features — the Nokia 8’s Pie update excluded Adaptive Battery, so perhaps not every Pie feature is available on the Nokia 5.1.
It’s nice to see HMD Global continually on top of its Pie roll-out — the company came out on top in terms of how quickly it updated a wide swath of its devices by the end of 2018.
According to HMD Global’s Pie timeline, the next Nokia smartphones to get Pie by the end of March are the Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 2.1. Following these devices are the Nokia 3 and Nokia 1, which will get Pie in “early Q2 2019.”