Nokia’s Android 11 timeline has received concrete announcements from HMD Global. The Finnish company has announced that the first device to have Android 11 will be the Nokia 8.3 5G. The launch will begin in the fourth quarter of this year, which is between October and December. There will be three more devices joining the Nokia 8.3 5G to receive Android 11: Nokia 5.3, Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 2.2.
In a press release, HMD Global noted that 94% of Nokia’s smartphone portfolio has been updated to the latest version of Android within a year of the new Android release, citing data from research firm Counterpoint. Nokia is known for its timely updates to its phones, including new versions of Android, under the Android One program, something that sells heavily by market specs.
Besides the Nokia 8.3 5G, the Nokia 5.3 will receive the Android 11 in the same period, while the Nokia 2.2 and the Nokia 8.1 will receive it a little later. But all of this will be done later this year, HMD Global said. With the update to Android 11, Nokia phones will receive a horde of new features, including chat bubbles, new power button menu, compact and more efficient Google Assistant, a revamped quick-switch menu, and more privacy settings. restrictive.
Some other smartphones from the company’s portfolio are also eligible, including Nokia 1.3, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 2.4, Nokia 2.3, Nokia 3.4, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 7.2, Nokia 6.2, Nokia 1 Plus and Nokia 9 PureView. These will receive Android 11 later by Q2 2021.
HMD Global doesn’t just stop with the announcement of Android 11, but is moving forward and offers us possible candidates for the Android 12 update. Well, the Android 12 update is nowhere to be seen, at least right now. . It could come out next year, with early releases being seeded next year. HMD Global claims its latest Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 2.4 are “ready” for the release of Android 12. These two smartphones were added to HMD Global’s portfolio just a few weeks ago.
“Updating a phone’s operating system is a complex process involving multiple partners and a series of tests. We are extremely proud of the industry-leading process we have in place for Nokia smartphones and continue to make it our top priority to ensure that our customers benefit from the latest Android innovation ahead of the competition in every price range, “said Juho. Sarvikas, product manager for Nokia phones at HMD Global.
HMD Global is covering one too many Nokia-branded smartphones in the Android 11 launch timeline.
- HMD Global has released Android 11 launch history for Nokia phones.
- The Nokia 8.3 5G and Nokia 5.3 will receive it for the first time before December.
- Nokia 2.2 and Nokia 8.1 will also receive the update to Android 11 this year.