The Nokia 6 from 2017 was the first Android Nokia device from HMD Global, which previously had bought the rights to the brand. Now, that two-years-old phone is getting an update to Android 9 Pie, fulfilling HMD’s promise to give at least two years of updates to its devices.
Take note, other companies — this is how it’s done!
HMD Global happily announced the release with a tweet from CPO Juho Sarvikas:
Keeping up with our promise of 2 years of Android updates, Nokia 6 (2017) is now officially running on Android 9, Pie ?! Nokia phones get smarter over time. pic.twitter.com/50aLqColh7
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) February 20, 2019
HMD Global recently promised to update nearly every Nokia phone it’s released to Android 9 Pie and so far is keeping its word. The last few remaining stragglers will likely get the update by the end of the second quarter this year.
We fully expect to finally see the Nokia 9 PureView — HMD’s biggest release to date, featuring a whopping five camera lenses on the back — at Mobile World Congress, which starts in a few days. Judging from the release history for the Nokia 6, it’s likely the Nokia 9 PureView will launch with Pie and then receive both Android Q and Android R, making the device a quality investment as far as Android updates are concerned.
Do you own a Nokia 6? Let us know in the comments if you’ve seen Android 9 Pie yet!