Verizon Nokia 2 V August security update rolls out

Firmware updates are something that all smartphone users wait for as it improves the device’s performance, brings in new features, bug fixes, upgraded security patches as well as the latest Android OS if its a major OS update.

Google recently released the latest and the greatest Android 10 for Pixel devices. Apart from the Mountain View tech giant, other OEMs like Xiaomi, Essential and OnePlus (beta though) also started rolling out the Android 10 updates for their eligible devices.

Among other manufacturers, soon after Android 10 was launched, HMD Global shared it’s roadmap for Nokia devices. That was really quick, isn’t it?

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Android 10 update roadmap for Nokia devices

Moreover, Counterpoint Research had ranked HMD Global licensee Nokia as the best among the top smartphone vendors in the world when it comes to rolling out regular software updates. It’s pretty much true as the OEM has circulated August security updates to most of the Nokia phones.

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Source: Counterpoint Research

And they are reaching out to the ones left out. The latest to get the August security patch is the Verizon variant of the Nokia 2 V (rebranded Nokia 2.1), that bumps the version to 00WW_1_13C. Just like August OTA on other Nokia phones, tis onle only is merely a security enhancement package. Nothing more.

Here’s what the changelog reads:

What’s changing:
• The current software update provides performance improvements and the most up to date Android security patches on your device.
• This update brings in August security patch level: 1 August, 2019

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For a quick refresher, Nokia 2 V was announced in the month of January 2019 and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor paired with 1 GB RAM. The device packs in an all-day 4000 mAh battery. The device has a 5.5-inch IPS Display with 8GB inbuilt storage capacity.

Talking about the camera of the device, the Nokia 2 V has an 8MP shooter at the back and a 5MP selfie camera at the front. Moreover, these are some decent specs for a budget oriented smartphone. Also, the device supports USB OTG and also features the 3.5mm jack.

Coming back to the August patch, as is usually the case with firmware updates, they are rolled out in batches. If there is no new update available on your Nokia 2 V unit as yet then, wait for it to arrive as updates don’t hit all devices at the same time.

You can go ahead and check for the update manually, by heading to the Settings>> About Phone>> System Updates>> Check for updates. This will check the Nokia servers for any update for your device.

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