Nokia outlines its Android 10 upgrade roadmap
Google only formally announced Android 10 yesterday, with the decision to drop its dessert-based naming scheme causing plenty of discussions online. While some OEMs are still toiling with bringing Android 9.0 Pie to their former flagships, HMD Global has already outlined its Android 10 release roadmap for Nokia handsets over the next three quarters.
The company will start releasing Android 10 from Q4 2019, with 17 devices receiving the OS upgrade before the end of Q2 2020. The devices to receive Android 10 and when are as follows, although HMD Global notes that "exact roll-out dates may vary by region":
|Q4 2019||Q1 2020 - Early||Q1 2020 - Mid||Q1 2020 - Late||Q2 2020|
|Nokia 7.1Nokia 8.1Nokia 9 PureView||Nokia 6.1Nokia 6.1 PlusNokia 7 Plus||Nokia 2.2Nokia 3.1 PlusNokia 3.2Nokia 4.2||Nokia 1 PlusNokia 5.1 PlusNokia 8 Sirocco||Nokia 2.1Nokia 3.1Nokia 5.1Nokia 1|
Unfortunately, many 2017 devices are missing from the list with the Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 all missing the cut. Neither the Nokia 3.1 A nor Nokia 3.1 C is part of the initial roadmap either, despite only being released a few months ago.
We are not sure at this stage whether HMD Global will extend its Android 10 upgrade program beyond Q2 2020, but at this stage, it appears that the above devices will be stuck on Android 9.0 Pie. The lack of Android 10 for the Nokia 8 has irked many people though, with there being a stream of frustrated comments on Twitter.