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

Original story (published on January 29, 2020) follows:

HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia brand today, unveiled the Nokia 6.2 back in September 2019. This was at a time when Google was shipping freshly baked Android 10 update for the Pixel lineup.

In what many consider a missed opportunity, the device was running on the then recently obsolete Android 9 Pie. Fast forward several months later and the device still sits on that build with a promise of an Android 10 build soon.

Nokia 6.2

Today, Nokia 6.2 users are reporting about receiving a rather hefty update V1.170 that weighs in at over 1 GB. Sadly, the OTA is still based on Android 9 Pie. To recall, this device already received the January security patch update.

Mysterious January update for Nokia 6.2 (Source)

The update is also based on the January security patch level. The changelog mentions changes centered around the improvement in the user interface and improved system stability. We see such changelogs with many monthly security patch updates.

It is also worth noting that the Nokia 7.2, the closest cousin of Nokia 6.2, also received a similar large update not too long ago. As is the case with the Nokia 6.2, the Nokia 7.2 also still stands at Android 9 Pie with the January 2020 security patch level.

Similar update prompt on Nokia 7.2

It remains unclear what these updates imply. However, many see this big, unexpected update as a precursor to the official rollout of a stable build of Android 10 to these devices.

If you haven’t received this update on your Nokia 6.2, it might be worth waiting for your turn. However, if you can’t wait, this is the download link to the zip file.

  • Device: Nokia 6.2
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V1.170
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery

Both of these phones are scheduled to receive a stable Android 10 update very soon. Don’t forget to tip us if you spot the OTA prompt on your phone.

Update 1 (March 05, 2020)

With only three weeks between now and the end of the promised release date of Android 10 for the Nokia 6.2, questions of when the OS is rolling out are beginning to cram the interwebs. See the full details here.

Update 2 (April 8)

The update to Android 10 for the Nokia 6.2 seems far as Pie based April patch arrives. Head here for more coverage.

NOTE: We have these and many more Nokia stories in our dedicated Nokia Section.

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