Nokia Mobile announced its Android 11 upgrade road map. The company is bringing the latest Android update to 14 devices in its slate.
The Nokia Mobile Android 11 road map is part of Nokia’s “Pure, Secure, and Up-to-Date” pledge. It aims to bring the latest software to its smartphones while keeping it safe and protected.
However, there are notable smartphones that are excluded from the update such as the Nokia 6.1. It is omitted despite having almost the same specs as the 6.2.
We’re very excited to announce our #Android11 upgrade roadmap! 🥳 We’ve released over 1000 updates in the past 3 years as part of our Pure, Secure and Up-To-Date pledge, keeping your device safe and protected with the latest Android releases. Here’s to the next 1000! pic.twitter.com/GJ7RsDImfq
— Nokia Mobile (@NokiaMobile) October 8, 2020
Android 11 coming from flagship to budget devices
If there is one good thing from this reveal, then that is how HMD Global is bringing Android 11 to budget devices. Most of the time, companies leave cheap smartphones in the dust while flagship devices get the best treatment.
But that is not the case with Nokia.
The road map revealed that entry-level smartphones such as the Nokia 2.2 and Nokia 5.3 are receiving the update as early as the last quarter of the year.
These two devices will be updated alongside the Nokia 8.3 and Nokia 8.1.
Moving on to next year, the Nokia 1.3, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 2.4, Nokia 2.3, and the Nokia 3.4 are receiving the updates as well. All of these devices come in at under US$200.
The second quarter of 2021 is dedicated to the Nokia 7.2, Nokia 6.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 1 Plus, and the Nokia 9 Pureview.
Despite announcing the road map, the exact dates of release are still unknown.
There is one take away from this move by Nokia Mobile. It is a clear statement that the latest software should not be exclusive to flagship devices.
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