One of the most reputable names in the business — Nokia doesn’t have the foothold in the market as it used to, but that hasn’t kept the company from manufacturing more than capable devices. While the likes of Samsung, Google, and OnePlus are vying to capture the upper end of the market segment, Nokia has been busy populating the mid-range sector of the ever-expanding industry.
The 7-series is one of those midrange classics from the company. The devices don’t necessarily have the most jaw-dropping design or performance, but they surely provide ample value for your hard-earned money.
Currently, the company has four 7-series smartphones on the market — the oldest of the lot, Nokia 7; its bigger sibling, Nokia 7 Plus; the middle-child, Nokia 7.1; and the all-powerful Nokia 7.2. All four devices are quite capable in their own right and are quite popular in the smartphone community.
The Finnish company has been quite regular with software updates lately, making sure the devices continue to operate without a hitch. In this section, we’ll take a look at all the recent software updates — security patches, major Android OS releases, and bug fixes — rolled out for the four devices, helping you keep track of all the newly-released OTAs in one neat place.
October 29, 2019: As per claims, Nokia is ready to roll out Android 10 to Nokia 7.1, Nokia 7.2, and Pureview. The rollout should commence in the coming days.
— Nokia anew (@nokia_anew) October 29, 2019
October 14, 2019: Nokia had already confirmed Android 10 for 7.1, and now, we have enough evidence to believe that the update would also be available for the bigger Nokia 7 Plus. Android 10 internal beta builds have leaked for the 7 Plus and 7.1, hinting a wider rollout is very much on the cards. You can learn more about the leaks on XDA.
October 10, 2019: Nokia 7.1 users across the globe have started receiving a software update. Sadly, it doesn’t bring the much anticipated Android 10, but bundles in the October 2019 security patch.
October 09, 2019: Nokia has started rolling out an update for the Nokia 7 Plus. This small 104 MB-update bumps up the device’s security patch to October 2019.
Which Nokia 7 devices will receive Android 10?
- Nokia 7 Plus, 7.1, and 7.2 to get Android 10 update
- Nokia 7 Plus is set to receive 10 in February 20020, while 7.1 and 7.2 are lined up for Q4 2019 launch
Nokia 7 Plus, 7.1, and newly-released 7.2 will get updated to Android 10, but the oldest of the lot, Nokia 7 won’t be getting a taste of 10. Nokia 7, which came with Android Nougat out of the box, got two updates — Oreo and Pie, respectively — so, won’t be getting a further update this year.
As per Nokia’s announcement, the Nokia 7.1 will get Android in the 4th quarter of 2019 (before the year runs out), while the 7 Plus will receive its due upgrade in February 2020. The newest member of the family, Nokia 7.2 should also get the update in Q4 2019.
Software update timeline
Here’s a timeline of software updates for Nokia 7.1, Nokia 7..2, and Nokia 7 Plus.
Nokia 7.2 update timeline
No updates have been released for the Nokia 7.2 yet.
Nokia 7.1 update timeline
|10 Oct 2019||NA | Android 9||October 2019 security patch|
|14 Aug 2019||NA | Android 9||August 2019 security patch|
|26 Mar 2019||3.51F | Android 9||March 2019 security patch|
|27 Nov 2018||3.39A | Android 9||Installs Android 9.0 Pie and November 2018 security patch|
Nokia 7 Plus update timeline
|09 Oct 2019||NA | Android 9||October 2019 security patch|
|28 Mar 2019||3.51F | Android 9||March 2019 security patch|
|27 Feb 2019||Android 9||February 2019 security patch|
|22 Jan 2019||Android 9||January 2019 security patch|
|10 Dec 2018||3.39d | Android 9||December 2018 security patch|
|28 Sep 2018||Android 9||Installs stable Android 9 Pie update|
Which Nokia 7 handset are you using? Are you happy with the performance of the software on your Nokia 7?