After rolling out the Android 9.0 (Pie) beta update for the Nokia 5 smartphone last month, HMD Global has now released a stable Pie update for Nokia 6 (2017). The smartphone was launched back in the year 2017 with Android 7.1 (Nougat). Nokia 6 (2017) received Android 8.1 Oreo update in March 2018. And now, the smartphone is finally receiving the latest version of Android.
Alongside, company has also rolled out the Android Pie update for Nokia 8 smartphone. The announcement was made by HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas on Twitter. The tweet also carries a small video which shows that the company has brought two major software updates to Nokia 6 smartphone till now.
Keeping up with our promise of 2 years of Android updates, Nokia 6 (2017) is now officially running on Android 9, Pie! Nokia phones get smarter over time. pic.twitter.com/50aLqColh7
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) February 20, 2019
In a separate tweet, Juho revealed that the Android 9 Pie update is now also rolling out to Nokia 8.
The new update for Nokia 6 weighs more than 1 GB in size and is rolled out over-the-air. It brings the latest February 2019 security patch to the phone apart from regular goodies of Android Pie features. The Android Pie update will bring features like adaptive battery, adaptive brightness, navigation gestures, simplified volume controls, revamped split screen, improved DND mode and more.
To recall, the Nokia 6 sports a 5.5-inch full HD with a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and 2.5d curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor along with Adreno 505 GPU. It will come in two variants – 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage and 3GB RAM and 32 ROM. There is a fingerprint scanner as well, which is embedded in its home button. On the camera front, the smartphone flaunts a 16-megapixel rear sensor and an 8-megapixel front sensor.
The Nokia 8 comes with a 5.3-inch IPS QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 in a 2.5D finish. It is powered by an octa-core (Four 2.5GHz Kryo + Four 1.8GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835 processor. The phone has 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage internal storage, with microSD card support up to 256GB. Nokia 8 has dual 13-megapixel rear sensors and a 13-megapixel front sensor. The battery capacity of the smartphone is 3,090mAh.