Nokia 6 update: Android 9 Pie update currently available, rollout to begin soon

HMD Global, as you may already know, is the company behind the Nokia Android phones gracing the Android One program, and that includes the Nokia 6. Or the Nokia 6 series, now that there’s a Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus. Well, it seems HMD Global is giving software support the seriousness it deserves.

On this page, we have all that you need to know regarding Nokia 6, Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus software updates, their release dates, and even the changelogs, all in one place. In this way, you should find it easier when trying to establish which update brought which feature or issue, among other stuff.

Android Pie update

Expected release date: Q4 2018

Device Current OS Android Pie Expected release date
Nokia 6 Android 8.1 Eligible Q1 2019
Nokia 6.1 Android 8.1 Eligible Q4 2018
Nokia 6.1 Plus Android 8.1 Eligible Q4 2018

Nokia 6 comes preinstalled with stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat and has since been upgraded to Android 8.1 Oreo, the same OS that powers the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus out of the box. The trio is eligible for Android Pie update, but it’s unlikely that all three will be updated to Pie at the same time. If anything, the rollout could begin with the newer models before arriving on the OG Nokia 6, probably before the end of the year or in early 2019.

Related: Android 9 Pie: All you need to know

With the update to Android Pie, the Nokia 6 will be receiving its second and probably last major OS upgrade, but for the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus, it’s only the beginning. According to the official Nokia Twitter account, the Pie update for the Nokia 6 is “currently available” for download, but since the company will be┬árolling out the OS in phases, it’s likely that the update may have to wait for a few weeks before commencing. During this time, Nokia will be updating its higher-end devices like Nokia 8, Nokia 8 Sirocco, and Nokia 7 Plus.

We don’t know much about the exact release date of Android Pie for any of the three Nokia 6 variants, but we do have details of all the cool Android Pie features that you should look forward to when the OS arrives.

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