HMD Global’s Nokia is pushing Android 10 to its first smartphone today

Nokia 8.1

HMD Global is pushing Android 10 to its first Nokia smartphone today, but it’s not the flagship Nokia 9 Pureview.

Instead, the Nokia 8.1 will have the honour of adopting Google’s latest OS version through an over-the-air update.

According to Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global’s chief product officer, the Nokia 8.1’s update also makes it the first Snapdragon 710-powered device to run Android 10.

The hefty update, weighing in at around 1.4GB, adds dark mode, smart reply, and Google’s new gesture navigation system to the smartphone.

According to HMD Global’s Android 10 roadmap, the Nokia 7.1 and 9 Pureview will be the next devices to receive the update before the end of the year.

Interestingly, we checked and the Nokia 9 Pureview just received its October 2019 Android patch when we rebooted our review device earlier today.

Feature image: HMD Global

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