Just a day after seeding the Google’s latest mobile OS update to the Nokia 6 (2017) and Nokia 8, HMD Global has now started rolling out Android 9 Pie software to Android Go Edition-based Nokia 2.1 smartphone. The six-month-old smartphone now receives the Go Edition of Android Pie after HMD Global revealed last year that all Nokia phones will get an update to the latest version of Android.
The news comes from HMD Global Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas who took to Twitter to announce that the company is starting to roll out Android 9 Pie update to the Nokia 2.1. With Android 9 Pie (Go Edition), Nokia 2.1 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.
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) February 21, 2019
To recall, the Nokia 2.1 smartphone was announced by HMD Global in August last year as the successor to the Nokia 2 for a price of Rs 6,999. It comes loaded with quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM. The device first came running Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) and is fuelled by a 4000mAh battery.
The Nokia 2.1 features a 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. In terms of camera, you get an 8-megapixel rear sensor and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The memory can be expanded up to 128GB via micro SD card slot. 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.