Nokia 3 Android 9 update info: Nokia 3.1 Plus Pie upgrade arrives this week, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 3 later

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January 23, 2019: The Nokia 3.1 Plus recently stopped by Geekbench with Pie on board, suggesting the testing had begun. And indeed, it seems so since HMD has just announced that the OS will begin rolling out to the device this week. We don’t know whether this will be a beta or a stable version, but its unlikely to be the latter.

As for the Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 3, the update to Pie will begin rolling out in Q1 2019 and early Q2 2019, respectively.

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January 18, 2019: It seems the next device to get Android Pie update from Nokia would be the Nokia 3.1 Plus.

We just spotted the device running Android 9 Pie at Geekbench. This basically confirms that the work is going on at Nokia to prepare Android Pie for Nokia 3.1 Plus and that the firmware update may have reached test stage.

We could see the update hit rollout schedule in next few weeks to a couple of months, depending on how smooth Nokia is able to carry out the update process.


For all the latest Nokia 3 and Nokia 3.1 software updates, you are in the right place. On this page, we’ve put together all info in regards to the Nokia 3 OS and monthly security updates alongside their release dates, software version and changelogs, all in chronological order.

Android 9 Pie update

Device Current OS Android Pie update
Nokia 3 Android 8.1 Expected in early Q2 2019
Nokia 3.1 Android 8.1 Expected in Q1 2019
Nokia 3.1 Plus Android 8.1 Expected in Jan 2019

The original Nokia 3 came preinstalled with Android Nougat and even though it has since been upgraded to Android Oreo, 8.1, it took quite some time before this happened. The long wait has occasionally been blamed on the MediaTek chipset that powers the phone, but that’s a story for another day.

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We do know that the OG Nokia 3 is still among the devices to receive the update to Android 9 Pie. But looking at the time it took to roll out Oreo, we may be looking at another long wait right? Well, it doesn’t seem so, at least based on the tweet below.

The assumption here is that the tweet also has the listed phones’ variants in mind, meaning the Nokia 3.1 should also receive the update to Android 9 Pie alongside the OG Nokia 3, somewhere in Q1/Q2 2019.

This is just us making an educated guess, so don’t come for us if the update happens to begin rolling out earlier or later than Q2 2019.

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