The corona virus delayed the Android updates for Nokia smartphones somewhat. The company has now shared its new schedule, despite the delay, the group hopes to be the first to update its entire portfolio to the latest version of Android.
The outbreak of the corona virus (COVID-19), which has now become a pandemic with more than 120,000 infections, not only ensures that various trade fairs such as the E3 or the Mobile World Congress (MWC) had to be canceled and the hardware Production is restricted, and software development also suffers from the failure of many programmers.
Nokia has already updated some of its smartphones to Android 10, including the Nokia 6.1, 6.1 Plus, 7 Plus, 7.1, 8.1 and Nokia 9 Pureview (from 408 euros on Amazon). For the remaining devices in the extensive product portfolio, the schedule is now shifting a bit, as Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, told the customers in the tweet embedded below.
According to the new schedule, most devices will receive the update to Android 10 at the end of the first quarter, i.e. in just a few weeks. Owners of a Nokia 1, 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1 still have to be patient – according to the graphic, the update for these devices is now planned for the end of May, although further delays due to the progressive spread of the virus cannot be excluded. The popular Nokia 1 Plus and the Nokia 5.1 Plus (from 149 euros on Amazon) will get Android 10 according to the plan at the end of April.
While we have taken all the steps to fight COVID-19, we still aim to be the fastest brand to update its portfolio to Android 10. Although our schedule changed a bit, we’re proud to announce a number of phones will be upgraded soon and excited to share our new roadmap: pic.twitter.com/nKEYSkI8Ow
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) March 11, 2020
source:Juho Sarvikas (Twitter)