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Original story (published on April 07, 2021) follows:

It is now certain that Nokia has finally decided to go all guns blazing, determined to roll out the promised Android 11 update.

After releasing it to Nokia 2.3 today, Nokia has announced the Android 11 rollout for the Nokia 8.1 as well.

Nokia 8.1

This comes as totally exciting news for Nokia users across the globe as the company is showing positive signs after failing once before.

The company representatives in the official Nokia forums have announced the news of the commencement of the Android 11 update for Nokia 8.1.


The update log and security patch details aren’t mentioned in the announcement post but it’s mostly going to be the same as what other Nokia devices are getting.

Being rolled out in waves, Nokia users from the states mentioned in the first wave will soon have the Android 11 update popping up on their Nokia 8.1 devices.

Wave 1 includes Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Macau, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam.

10% of these approved markets will receive the update immediately, 50% by April 10th, and on April 12th, 100% of these markets will have received the Android 11 update.

As per Nokia’s Android 11 roadmap, Nokia 8.1 had its slot fixed sometime in Q1 2021. But the company kept on delaying it and eventually crossed the deadline.

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But then it’s always better late than never. Nokia was quick to realize this and pulled it off so well that it is now about to build a streak in the upcoming days.

With a few more devices in the pipeline, it would be interesting to watch our Nokia’s next announcement.


To keep an eye on the progress ahead, head towards our dedicated status story for Nokia 8.1, Nokia 2.2, Nokia 5.3, Nokia 1.3, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 2.4, Nokia 2.3, and Nokia 3.4.

Update 1 (April 09, 2021)

IST 09:55 am There’s a quicker way to get your hands on the Android 11 update, bypassing Nokia’s staged rollout. Here’s a download link that can be used to flash the firmware and enjoy the Android 11 update.

  • Device: Nokia 8.1
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: PNX-6190-0-00WW-B01
  • Android: 11
    • Type: OTA

Update 2 (April 20, 2021)

IST 09:47 am 2nd wave of the Android 11 update has reportedly begun. Folks from France and Greece are the ones receiving it now. An official announcement is yet to go live.

Update 3 (May 14, 2021)

IST 06:08 pm Nokia 8.1 users are impacted by WiFi, network, and fast charging issues after the Android 11 update. Find a possible workaround here.

Now that Nokia devices are on Android 11, it will be natural for them to encounter bugs and issues so you might also want to check out our dedicated Nokia Android 11 bugs tracker.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Nokia Section so be sure to follow them as well.

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