Android 11/R is under development, but is your Nokia device eligible for upgrade?
In order to be part of Google’s Android One program, OEMs have to meet certain conditions set by the search giant. One of these conditions is to exclude any third-party apps from the pre-installed OS, leaving users with what is essentially AOSP.
Another condition that is equally important, more so to end-users, is the promise of at least two Android OS upgrades from the time of purchase. This means the device should run on at least three different OS versions, including the pre-installed version.
In addition to affordability alongside regular security patches for up to three years, the Android OS software update policy attached to Android One devices is what keeps many glued to the latest Nokia smartphones.
Matter of fact, the HMD Global licensee is one of the few brands that guarantee at least two major Android OS upgrades to the most budget of phones like the Nokia 1 and Nokia 1 Plus. With this in mind, we can easily tell which devices are also in line for the next Nokia Android 11 update.
Like the Nokia Android 10 update, we don’t expect the stable Nokia Android 11 update to arrive until Q3 or Q4 2020. When it arrives, the following devices should be in line to get the update (in no particular order), at least going by the known Android One software update policy.
Nokia Android 11 update as the first OS upgrade
Below are the Nokia devices that will receive the Android 11 update as their first major OS upgrade. These are the devices that come pre-installed with Android 10 OS.
– Nokia 8.3 5G
– Nokia 5.3
– Nokia 1.3
Second and final OS upgrade
As of this writing, most Nokia devices will get the update to Android 11 as their second and last major OS upgrade. Here, you find devices that come with Android Pie out of the box. The expected list is as follows:
– Nokia 9 PureView
– Nokia 8.1
– Nokia 7.2
– Nokia 6.2
– Nokia 4.2
– Nokia 3.2
– Nokia 3.1 A (AT&T)
– Nokia 3.1 C (Cricket)
– Nokia 2.3
– Nokia 2.2
The lists above are not official, but we will keep an eye on the official announcement and update this story with the exact availability details once we get them. Until then, rest assured that the above devices have a high chance of tasting the official Nokia Android 11 update.
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