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Nokia 7 Plus will receive Android 9.0 Pie stable update in September

Nokia 7 Plus
Nokia 7 Plus (Image credit: Nokia)

The Nokia 7 Plus was one of seven devices in the third-party Android beta program, and the phone picked up the Beta 4 build earlier in the month. HMD Global has mentioned that it is in the final stages of the beta program, with a stable build slated for the device in the coming weeks.

At a media event in New Delhi, HMD's Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas confirmed that the Nokia 7 Plus would be receiving the stable Android 9.0 Pie update in September, becoming the first Snapdragon 660 device to do so.

The rest of the devices in HMD's portfolio will receive the Pie update in the coming months, and based on the brand's track record, we should see the likes of the Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 6.1 pick up the Android 9.0 Pie stable build before the end of the year.

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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

17 Comments
  • Wow, that's amazing
  • Good on Nokia! Faster than all the big boys, with Essential. They really need to bring their flagships over here in the US though.
  • That's what you get for NOT adding your own crap to Android.
  • And that is the reason to buy Nokia 7 Plus. I did and it is GREAT phone...
  • Some news about "ok Google" always on? In the last beta does not work!
  • Nokia does it again, shaming the big boys with this news they're bringing Android 9 Pie to the Nokia 7 Plus next month.
  • Why buy a pixel when you can get this for third the price.
  • Carrier compatibility? Camera? SoC?
  • Carrier support true the rest is not worth that much extra money soc won't notice anything camera is better but not hundreds of dollars better. The build quality is on par but I think Nokia might be better build quality never held a 7 but the 6.1 seemed better built than the pixel 2xl my wife has.
  • Cameras CAN be hundreds of dollars better. That's why I stick to flagships. Lumia 950 XL, Pixel XL, Huawei P20 Pro. These cameras have been brilliant and worth the extra hundreds compared to mid tier cameras. And the camera I had on my Nokia 6 was trash. I won't even talk about low light shots.
  • Bravo Nokia!
  • I have a Nokia 6.1. Black and copper, everyone mistakes it for a Flagship Nokia. Always commenting on the feel,touch and look of my device . Overall happy with it so far. Wanted a Nokia 7 Plus, but they never had any in stock when I got the N6.1.
  • My 7 plus is the only phone a stranger has commented on and asked what it was (well apart from the first iPhone!)
    It is a great looking phone, feels solid and whilst other phones may have slightly better cameras, it's good enough for me and all for £350! I'm glad I decided on this one.
  • What does "in September" mean? The beginning or the end? I too, have a Nokia 7 plus and overall am very content with the Android experience, truly awesome. The only thing I will miss in the previous version of Android is the UI tuner, which allows me to see whether the headphones are plugged in, they cause some issues and it will suck when the setting is gone. Still, Android Pie on non-pixel phone so soon? Wow!
  • Hopefully, not having to jump through hoops to have a custom notification tone will be fixed -
    the August update broke the alarms/notifications/ringtones folder method
  • It's awesome. But please try to unveil this update as soon as possible
  • Waiting for Android pie for my nokia 7 plus.