After rolling out Android Pie update to Nokia 3 smartphone, HMD Global has started rolling out the Android Pie (Go edition) update to its Nokia 1 smartphone. The Nokia 1 was launched last year in India with Android 8.1 (Oreo) Go Edition.
The news comes from HMD Global Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas who on Twitter announced that the company is rolling out Android 9 Pie update to the Nokia 1. With Android 9 Pie (Go Edition), Nokia 1 will get lighter apps to save storage space, faster booting and the same set of apps as regular Android but with lighter customisations though ‘Go’ apps.
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
If you haven’t received the update notification yet, you check for an update manually by going to the Settings menu. The Nokia was launched for Rs 5,499. Though its previous MOP (market operating price) was Rs 4,999. The price has now dropped to Rs 3,999 after a price cut of Rs 1,000.
Nokia 1 sports 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 runs on Android Oreo (Go Edition). On the connectivity front, it supports dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The phone is a part of Android Oreo (Go Edition) and it now runs on Android Pie.