Nokia 8.3, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 2.2, & Nokia 5.3 Android 11 update status: What we know so far [Cont. updated]
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on November 06, 2020) follows:
There are several Nokia devices that are eligible for Android 11. Among them Nokia 8.3, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 2.2, and Nokia 5.3.
While Nokia has officially shared the Android 11 update roadmap, it is unclear when exactly the latest OS update will start rolling out.
It must be noted that Nokia 8.3 5G is labeled as “Android 11 ready” by the OEM and it is expected to be the very first device to bag the latest OS update.
However, looking at how Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 got upgraded to Android 10, it is hard to believe that Nokia 8.3 5G is going to get the said update anytime soon.
As per the official Nokia Android 11 roadmap, the Nokia 8.3 5G, 8.1, 2.2, and 5.3 are expected to get the OS update between Q4 2020 and Q1 2021.
So far, the Nokia 5.3 has been spotted running Android 11 on Geekbench while there is no such info about the rest of the aforementioned devices.
Going by the Nokia 5.3 reports, it is possible the OS update might arrive within the given time frame, but then again, it’s Geekbench!
Nevertheless, the lack of details about the rest of devices, more so the Nokia 8.3, suggests that Nokia might not be able to live up to the Android One standards.
Another interesting thing to note is that Nokia 9 PureView, which dons the flagship device status, is slated to get the Android 11 update in the second quarter of 2021.
While this might indicate that Nokia does not want to rush with latest OS update, it might also mean that the OEM is prioritizing its budget devices over the premium offering in the lineup so far.
Also, Nokia did not take part in the Android 11 beta program this year which might be why the OEM is late with the latest OS update.
That said, we will keep tracking the development of Nokia’s Android 11 update and will constantly update this post as and when new information becomes available.
In the meantime, you can check out our Nokia Android 11 update tracker to get the latest updates on the topic.
Moreover, we have curated a consolidated Android 11 update tracker for all major OEMs and carriers so be sure to go through it as well.
Update 1 (December 07)
07:20 pm (IST): Thanks to hikari_calyx — a senior member on XDA forums — Nokia 8.1 users can now install the internal Android 11 build on their devices.
The build version for this is PNX-6070-0-00WW-B02 and it also comes with the December patch. For the complete guide on how to get it running on your device, head here.
Update 2 (December 28)
05:40 pm (IST): After Nokia 5.3, Nokia 8.3 5G has also been spotted on Geekbench running Android 11. This might mean that the latest OS update might soon start rolling out to Nokia 8.3 5G. However, the OEM has not made any official announcements on the matter yet.
Update 3 (January 04, 2021)
IST 12:05 am: It appears that the Android 11 update for both Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 5.3 is nearing as the devices have been spotted on Geekbench running the same.
Update 4 (January 26, 2021)
IST 15:48 pm: Nokia has started rolling out a new software update for the Nokia 8.1, however, it only brings the January security patch with no signs of Android 11. A user has shared a screenshot of the update page that you can check out below.
Update 5 (February 02)
IST 07:01 pm: Nokia has now begun rolling out the Android 11 update for the Nokia 8.3 5G in batches. The update brings a new security patch and several new Android 11-related goodies. Head here for details.
Update 6 (February 03)
IST 12:13 pm: Juho Sarvikas, CPO at HMD Global, has recently suggested in a tweet that more eligible Nokia smartphones might get the Android 11 update rapidly. This further indicates that the Nokia 8.1, 5.3, and 2.2 might get the latest OS update soon.
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Update 7 (February 10)
IST 11:30 am: The Android 11 SKD for the Nokia 2.2 has popped up on the Google Play Console indicating that the company is indeed working on the update for the device. It’s likely that we’ll see it rolling out soon.
Thank you for the tip, Tamilan Techinical
Update 8 (February 12)
IST 04:03 pm: Nokia has released a new update for the Nokia 5.3. Unfortunately, those waiting for the update to Android 11 will have to continue doing so since the update only brings the January patch as version 00WW_1_29D.
Thank you for the tip, Souvik Biswas!
Update 9 (February 15)
IST 03:21 pm: Nokia has released the Android 11 update for the Nokia 8.3 5G in Australia. The update is available as version OOWW_2_200 and also carries the January patch.
Thanks for the tip, John Jackson!
Update 10 (February 16)
IST 11:25 am: Nokia has released a new update for the Nokia 2.2. Unfortunately, it brings the February security patch sans the Android 11 update. The update weighs 20.80 MB.
Update 11 (February 17)
IST 10:35 am: The Android 11 update is now reportedly hitting Nokia 8.3 5G units in markets like Germany indicating that the second rollout wave may have begun.
Update 12 (February 23)
IST 10:10 am: Nokia is reportedly rolling out the Android 11 update for the Nokia 8.3 5G in Poland and the UK as well as part of the second rollout wave.
Moreover, users with the EEA variant of the device can now download and install the OTA with build number 00WW_2_200 manually. Head here for the download links.
Update 13 (February 24)
IST 10:13 am: Nokia has reportedly released the Android 11 update to Nokia 8.3 5G users in the Czech Republic and Romania. It’s likely that the update will go live in other remaining countries within the next few days or weeks.
Update 14 (February 26)
IST 01:00 pm: Nokia 8.1 users in India are receiving the February security update at a time when Android 11 is awaited. The update only weighs 5.32 MB. Wait for Android 11 to continue.
Update 15 (March 06)
IST 12:00 pm: Nokia appears to have missed its Android 11 update rollout deadline as Q1 nears its end. The OEM has instead prioritized a trivial security patch over the Android 11 update for the Nokia 5.3 and 2.3. Head here to read the complete coverage.
Update 16 (March 09)
IST 05:51 pm: The Nokia 8.1 is scheduled to receive the Android 11 update this March itself as per official sources. For more details, head here.
Update 17 (March 22)
IST 06:01 pm: Hold on Nokia 8.1 users, it’s once again a mere security patch. Android 11 update still remains elusive, almost about to miss the proposed deadline. Read more about it here.
Update 18 (March 27)
IST 01:17 pm: Nokia continuous to disappoint its users by releasing a mere security patch for the Nokia 2.2 handsets when it should be receiving the Android 11 update.
Update 19 (April 07)
IST 05:49 pm: Nokia is back in the business as it has now started rolling out the Android 11 update for Nokia 8.1 in a back-to-back rollout today. Head here to know more.
Update 20 (April 12)
IST 08:20 pm: There’s only one device left in this list as Nokia 2.2 has received the Android 11 update today. Find out more here.
Update 21 (April 20)
IST 10:00 am: It is now being reported that the second Android 11 update wave has begun, starting from France and Greek. The official post is yet to go live.
Update 22 (May 08)
IST 11:45 am: As per the recently unveiled new roadmap, Nokia 5.3 will be receiving the Android 11 update sometime in Q2. Find more details here.
Update 23 (May 11)
IST 06:37 pm: Nokia 5.3 will have to wait a little longer to receive the Android 11 update as the company is rolling out just the April security patch.
Update 24 (August 04)
IST 04:25 pm: Nokia has finally announced that it’s rolling out the Android 11 update for the 5.3 in the following countries as part of the first wave:
It also mentioned the following in the announcement post:
30% of these approved markets will receive the update immediately, 50% by August 05, and on August 06, 100% of these markets will have received the Android 11 update.
Update 25 (August 11)
IST 04:00 pm: A new report has highlighted an alleged Geekbench result of the Nokia 3.4 running on Android 11. Of course, Geekbench scores don’t necessarily guarantee that the update will go live soon, but it does give some hope nonetheless.
Update 26 (August 13)
IST 06:15 pm: A few Nokia 5.3 users have taken to Reddit to confirm that they’ve received the Android 11 update in the following regions — USA, Canada, Egypt, UK, and Seychelles. Hence, it’s safe to assume that a wider rollout is underway.
Update 27 (August 27)
IST 10:32 am: It is now coming to light that Nokia is widening the rollout of the Android 11 update for users of the Nokia 5.3. More on that here.
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