Nokia cell model licensee HMD Global has launched the revised Android 11 roadmap for its smartphones. The roadmap features a complete of 18 gadgets that may obtain the Android 11 OS replace by the top of the third quarter (30 September) this yr. In the primary quarter of 2021, eight smartphones – Nokia 3.2, Nokia 8.3, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 2.2, and Nokia 3.2 obtained the software program replace. Smartphones similar to Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 1.3, Nokia 5.3, Nokia 5.4, Nokia 3.4, Nokia 6.2, and Nokia V8 5G UW ought to be getting the replace on this quarter. On the opposite hand, Nokia Nokia 1.4 and Nokia 2.3 already obtained Android 11 within the second quarter, that’s, in April. The firm provides that Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 will obtain software program updates in Q3, however the actual rollout date stays unclear. The Nokia 9 PureView was mentioned to obtain the replace on this quarter as per the previous roadmap, however the revised info reveals it could obtain Android 11 in Q3.
Earlier in April, Nokia Mobile advertising head Adam Ferguson talked about that a number of smartphones would obtain the replace by April. However, solely two gadgets obtained Android 11 and the precise motive behind the delay stays unclear. The firm shared the newest improvement on its Community discussion board the place it notes that the supply of the software program improve varies per area. “Downloading the improve by way of Wi-Fi connection is suggested since using cell knowledge could incur operator charges.”
Nokia smartphones are well-known for providing a stock Android experience, meaning there’s a chance of less bloatware and clean Android UI. With the Android 11 update, users can enjoy a chat bubble that is built into the Notification system. It floats on the homepage, and clicking on it expands the bubble, letting users view and send messages seamlessly. Additionally, it brings new privacy tools to grant access to the phone’s microphone, camera or location on a one-time basis. The Google Assistant virtual companion also gets more intuitive features, and the bedtime mode will reduce sound and lights for a soothing user experience.