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.
January 07, 2020: The Nokia 7 Plus has started receiving the official Android 10 update. The update brings the December 2019 Android security patches, weighs 1422.3MB, and carries the software version V4.10C. The update is rolling out to Nokia 7 Plus users in India, Finland, Philippines, Egypt, UAE, Sweden, and Norway and comes with Dark mode, new gesture navigation, Smart Reply, and privacy & location controls
December 17, 2019: Nokia has started rolling out a software update for its 7.2. As confirmed by the package size and release notes, it seems to be a routine security update and not a feature-enhancement release. The 59 MB update, which is rolling out to unlocked Nokia 7.2 users, brings the December 2019 security patch.
December 11, 2019: The Finnish company isn’t necessarily known for their prompt software updates, but they have surely done a good job releasing Android 10 before the end of 2019. Yes, the most highly-anticipated update of 2019, Android 10, is now rolling out for the Nokia 7.1. The update is carrying software version V4.08B, and also brings the November 2019 security patch alongside Google’s latest OS.
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 has received the Android 10 stable update (Jan 7)
- Nokia 7.1, Nokia 7.2 will also get Android 10 update
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
|Date||Software version — Changelog|
|17 Dec 2019||NA — December 2019 security patch|
Nokia 7.1 update timeline
|11 Dec 2019||4.08B | Android 10||Android 10, November 2019 security patch|
|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
|07 Jan 2020||V4.10C | Android 10||Updates device to Android 10; adds December 2019 security patch, Dark mode, new gesture navigation, Smart Reply, privacy and location controls|
|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?