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The lowly Nokia 1, which debuted in South Africa in April 2018, is now getting its Android 9 Pie update. The news broke via a tweet from HMD Global’s chief product officer Juho Sarvikas on Tuesday.
“Excited to share that our most affordable smartphone, Nokia 1, upgrades to Android 9 Pie starting today,” read the tweet.
“Now there is a Nokia smartphone for everyone running Pie — bringing to you the latest experiences from Google.”
Excited to share that our most affordable smartphone, Nokia 1, upgrades to Android 9 Pie starting today. Now there is a Nokia smartphone for everyone running Pie – bringing to you the latest experiences from Google. Nokia phones just keep getting better #Getsmart #Nokiamobile pic.twitter.com/BYONKx6q5n
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) June 25, 2019
The phone which originally launched at R999, runs Android Go, the stripped-down version of Android suited for more modest hardware. It also features a 4.5 inch display, 1GB of RAM, a quad-core Mediatek MT6737M chipset, and a 5MP rear camera. It also supports 4G networks and is powered by a 2150mAh battery.
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