January 23, 2019: HMD Global has revealed that users of the Nokia 2.1 can look forward to an update to Android 9 Pie before the end of Q1 2019. The device will be part of six Nokia phones expected to make the switch to Pie this quarter, but unfortunately, there is no room for the OG model.
The Nokia 2 is expected to make the switch to Pie at some point, but given that it hasn’t even received an update to the stable Android Oreo, it makes sense that HMD chose to omit it from the newly published Android Pie roadmap.
Android 9 Pie update
- Pie expected on Nokia 2.1 in Q1 2019
- Still no word on Nokia 2 Pie update
|Device||Current OS||Android 9 Pie update|
|Nokia 2||Android 7.1||Expected (Unknown date)|
|Nokia 2.1||Android 8.1||Expected in Q1 2019|
HMD Global has confirmed that Android 9 Pie will be made available for the Nokia 2.1 before the end of Q1 2019. There is no specific date, though, which isn’t unusual with software update release dates.
As for the Nokia 2, which is still testing Oreo and is still expected to get Pie, HMD has no official date yet, but we do hope this info will pop up when the right time comes.
Android Oreo update
- Beta version available
- Stable rollout expected in Q1 2019
|Device||Current OS||Android Oreo update|
|Nokia 2||Android 7.1||Expected in Q1 2019 (Beta available)|
|Nokia 2.1||Android 8.1||Pre-installed|
The Nokia 2 received a successor in the shape of Nokia 2.1 but HMD Global still has the 2017 handset at heart. Or maybe not. When launching its successor, the company was keen to remind Nokia 2 owners that it’ll deliver on its Android Oreo promise and indeed, it finally did in mid-2018, albeit in beta.
Just like other Nokia handsets got their Oreo updates, those using the Nokia 2 will first of all have to join the beta program. Here, you will get an unfinished version of the OS so that you can try it out and give the company feedback needed to make the final product perfect.
With this in mind, the new Android Oreo beta for the Nokia 2 might not be what you desire as a daily driver, but if you can cope with the few hitches here and there, the update is available for download right now.
As usual, getting the Oreo beta update on your Nokia 2 will require that you sign up the device to the program and when done, you’ll receive an OTA notification to download the OS. Also, it’s worth noting that this is the slimmed-down version of the OS, Android Go, which was promised by the company back in 2017.
To get started hit the link below from your Nokia 2 handset:
The stable version of Android 8.1 Oreo should arrive in Q1 2019.