A day afterGoogle introduced the Android 10 Go Editionto entry-level smartphones, HMD Global has announced that it will update all of its Android Go smartphones with the latest Android Go OS. The company has also published a rough rollout schedule for the update to reach the Nokia 1, Nokia 1 Plus and Nokia 2.1 phones, which will start as early as Q1 2020.
The news comes directly from HMD Global Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas who announced on Twitter that the company is working on being the first to bring Android 10 Go Edition to its smartphones. Sarvikas said that with Android 10 Go Edition, Nokia phones will get better memory management, performance and security.
HMD will start its Android 10 Go Edition rollout first with the Nokia 1 Plus in Q1 2020. The company will later start releasing the same update to the Nokia 1 and Nokia 2.1 in Q2 2020.
With Android 10 Go Edition, apps will launch 10 percent faster than they did on Android 9 (Go edition). Nokia phones will also get Android 10 features like system-wide dark mode and navigation gestures as well as Adiantum encryption for maintaining data security without compromise.
Android Go will also offer Go Edition apps that are smaller than they were in previous versions. These apps include Google Go, Gallery Go, Files Go which comes with new features and are reduced sizes. Google Go will now feature AI text narration and Gallery Go has been reduced to just 10 MB.
This will be the first major update for the Nokia 1 Plus after the device waslaunched with Android Pie Go Edition earlier this year. The device equipped with a 5.45-inch FWVGA+ IPS display with a pixel density of 197ppi and 18:9 aspect ratio. It’s powered by a MediaTek MT6739WW processor along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The device features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. The phone runs on 2500mAh battery and it runs on Android 9.0 Pie (Go Edition). The phone measures 145.04 X 70.4 X 8.55 mm.
For the Nokia 1 and Nokia 2.1, Android 10 Go Edition will be the devices’ second major update as they were released in 2018 running Android 8.1 Oreo GO Edition.
The Nokia 1sports a 4.5-inch display with a screen resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The device is powered by a MediaTek MT6737M 64-bit quad-core SoC along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. On the camera front, it features a 5-megapixel shooter on the back of the device and 2-megapixel selfie camera. It is backed by a 2,150mAh removable battery and currently runs onAndroid Pie (Go Edition). On the connectivity front, it supports dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
Nokia 2.1 features a 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It comes loaded with quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM, expandable to up to 128GB via micro SD card slot. The device now runs Android Pie (Go Edition) and is fuelled by a 4000mAh battery. There is an 8-megapixel rear sensor and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, dual-SIM, 3.5mm audio jack and Micro USB port.