[Rolling out now] Nokia 6.2 & Nokia 7.2 Android 10 update delayed as the duo gets Pie-based January 2020 security patches (Download links inside)

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on January 15, 2020) follows:

HMD Global revealed its official Android 10 roadmap in August 2019. At the time, the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 were only existing as rumors, but it was only a matter of time before they materialized.

At launch, it was no surprise that both phones came branded with Android One. It’s what you expect from any Android-powered Nokia phone apart from the few Android Go models.

However, what was quite surprising – and disappointing to say the least – was the version of Android out of the box. At a time when Android 10 was already available in stable, the Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 made their debuts with Android Pie pre-installed.

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Nokia 6.2

Such a letdown from a company that is trying to keep up with Google in terms of software updates. On the brighter side, though, the devices were promised the the update to Android 10 in January 2020.

With half the month gone, Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 are thinking that the next OTA download notification they receive will bring Android 10 to the devices. But to their surprise, the incoming update has nothing to do with the new OS, instead, it brings an updated January 2020 security patch.

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Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 January update, still no Android 10 (Source 1, 2)

Since the new patch doesn’t bump the devices to the new OS, you still get to deal with Android Pie. As for when the stable Android 10 will arrive, only HMD Global has the answers, but from the look of things, it seems the rollout has been delayed.

On top of the new security patch, the update reportedly fixes the lag when enabling mobile data and probably more bugs, so be sure to grab it once the OTA notification shows up. If it hasn’t arrived by now, you can download the update files below and install manually.

  • Device: Nokia 6.2
  • Channel: Global/EU Stable
  • Version: V1.16A
  • Android: 9
  • Device: Nokia 7.2
  • Channel: Global/EU Stable
  • Version: V1.39A
  • Android: 9

January updates for Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 1 Plus

Besides the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2, the January 2020 security patch is also rolling out to the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2 and the Android Go-powered Nokia 1 Plus. None of these devices has been upgraded to Android 10 yet, but they are in line to pick up the new OS.

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Nokia 4.2 January update (Source)

Since OTA downloads may take days to hit all units, you may not receive the latest January update on your Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2 or Nokia 1 Plus right away. Fortunately, we do have the download links for the latest firmware for manual installation. Check them out below.

  • Device: Nokia 4.2
  • Channel: EU Stable
  • Version: V1.41E
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
  • Device: Nokia 3.2
  • Channel: Global/EU Stable
  • Version: V1.41F
  • Android: 9
  • Device: Nokia 1 Plus
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V0.98B
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery

Update 1 (March 05, 2020)

Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 were promised updates to Android 10 in Q1 2020. With only three or so weeks to go, we dived a little deeper into the current status of the update. Find out the full details here.

Update 2 (March 14)

The Android update for Nokia 7.2 is alledged to come in April/June. Complete story here.

Update 3 (March 31)

Nokia 7.2 users are now receiving the update to Android 10. Head here for the coverage.

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