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Nokia shares its Android 10 roadmap with updates starting in Q4 2019

Nokia Android 10 update roadmap
Nokia Android 10 update roadmap (Image credit: Nokia)

What you need to know

  • Nokia has shared a roadmap for its Android 10 update plans.
  • The Nokia 7.1, 8.1, and 9 PureView will start getting the update in Q4 2019.
  • Other phones will follow in Q1 and Q2 of 2020.

Following Google's big news regarding Android 10's name and the rebrand for Android as a whole, Nokia has shared its Android 10 update roadmap for its existing smartphones.

Nokia's diving into the update game starting in Q4 2019, with the Nokia 7.1, Nokia 8.1, and Nokia 9 PureView all scheduled to get Android 10 at some point during the quarter. Per Nokia's update chart, all three phones should be running Android 10 by the middle of Q4, likely around late-September or early-October.

From there, the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, and Nokia 7 Plus will all get the Android 10 treatment in either late Q4 2019 or early Q1 2020.

The rest of the update rollout goes as follows:

  • Early Q1 2020 — Nokia 2.2, Nokia 3.1 Plus, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 4.2
  • Late Q1 2020 — Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 5.1 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco
  • Mid Q2 2020 — Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 1

Commenting on the news, HMD Global Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, said:

With a proven track record in delivering software updates fast, Nokia smartphones were the first whole portfolio to benefit from a 2-letter upgrade from Android Nougat to Android Oreo and then Android Pie. We were the fastest manufacturer to upgrade from Android Oreo to Android Pie across the range. And with today's roll out plan we look set to do it even faster for Android Pie to Android 10 upgrades. We are the only manufacturer 100% committed to having the latest Android across the entire portfolio

Nokia's level of transparency for its update plans is great to see, as is the wealth of devices slated to receive Android 10. Now, if only companies like Samsung and LG took a note out of Nokia's book.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

6 Comments
  • No mention of the unloved Nokia 8....oh well, I have received two major updates and I'm probably being greedy.
  • Yours better off getting a new phone now, ok good as my Nokia 8.1 will among the first to get Android 10.
  • Huh. So I guess I better read up some more on Android 10 Queludes as my device is one of those scheduled to receive the OS upgrade in 2019... Who knew that there are companies who actually bother to deliver necessary updates to their customers in a timely manner? Rather than say complete abandonment like cough...TCL... cough... BlackBerry Mobile... cough...🤪
  • That's because Nokia (HMD Global) are showing what a decent OEM they are and are one of the few OEMs who are transparent about their update plans
  • Hopefully the news that Nokia is releasing an Android 10 update schedule to start in the next quarter means their phones will have all received the Android 9 update sometime soon ...
  • This makes me glad that I chose Nokia instead of Samsung for my first Android.