Of the handsets that HMD Global launched at the Mobile World Congress 2018, the Nokia 7 Plus has remained to be the most talked about all but for the good reasons. Usually, companies prioritize their high-end offerings when it comes to software updates, but HMD did the unusual by including the Nokia 7 Plus, a midranger, in the beta testing program for Android P and not even thinking about the Nokia 8 or the superior Nokia 8 Sirocco. This, coupled with timely software updates and the fact that the phone runs a clean version of Android make up for a good story and indeed, the Nokia 7 Plus is continuing to ice cake.
Nokia 7 Plus Android Pie update
- Released on 28 September 2018
- Eligible for Android Q
After months of testing Android 9 Pie update on the Nokia 7 Plus, HMD Global is finally satisfied that the available version is suitable for mainstream use. The update is now available for download on all Nokia 7 Plus units as an OTA update, becoming the third non-Google device to receive the stable OS after Essential Phone and OnePlus 6.
Nokia 7 Android Pie update
- Android 9 Pie expected in Q1 2019
- May not get Android Q update
Like any other Nokia device from 2017, the Nokia 7 will be upgraded to Android Pie, but unlike its superior counterpart, there’s no Android Pie beta. The stable version is expected to come out in early 2019, just like it happened with the Oreo update.
It’s worth noting that the Nokia 7 is exclusive to the Chinese market and as such, on this page, you’ll mostly find software update news related to the Nokia 7 Plus, which is the model that is available globally.
Nokia 7 Plus update timeline
To keep an eye on all Nokia 7 Plus software updates, this table has a summary of all that you need to know, be it the software’s release date, version or the changelog, all in one place and in chronological order.
|28 Sep 2018||Android 9 Pie||Installs stable Android 9 Pie update|
|10 Sep 2018||3.190 | Android Pie beta||Installs another Android 9 Pie beta with September 2018 security patch and more|
|09 Aug 2018||Android Pie beta||Android Pie DP4 (Public Beta 3)|
|18 July 2018||3.110 | Android Pie beta||Android Pie developer preview 3 (Public Beta 2)|
|21 June 2018||3.08B | Android Pie beta||Android P developer preview 2 (Public Beta 1)|
|14 June 2018||Android 8.1||June 2018 patch, Vodafone VoLTE support|
|17 May 2018||2.22A | Android 8.1||Android 8.1 Oreo (for variants that had not received the update) May 2018 patch, dual VoLTE, Face Unlock, User interface enhancements, Improved system stability, and multiple bug fixes|
|09 May 2018||Android P||Android P developer preview 1|
|09 April 2018||2.13B | Android 8.1||Android 8.1 Oreo, April 2018 patch, Battery saving navigation buttons, Revamped power menu, New settings menu, and Bluetooth battery percentage|