News

Nokia shares Android 10 release date for its 17 devices

Moments ago, Google announced that the next update, hitherto called Android Q, will be actually called Android 10, thus also deserting the idea of naming its OS updates after a dessert, beginning with Android 10. Before you could blink though, Nokia has come up with release date plans for as many as 17 of its devices that will receive the Android Q, err, Android 10 update.

The image you see above nicely summarizes everything, but here’s a break up of what Nokia meant, or may have meant — some guesswork on release dates, you see, for the 10 Nokia devices set to receive Android 10 in Q1 2020 but divided into three groups.

Q4 2019 release

Nokia Android phones to receive Android 10 update in Q4 2019:

All the best Nokia phones at the moment are set to receive Android 10 update before the end of this year, which is quite impressive. We just hope they can fulfill this promise.

Q1 2020 release

In the images Android 10 roadmap infographic shared by Nokia, the company has lined up as many as 10 devices for Android 10. However, they have also divided the devices into three groups, each presumably marked for a different release period within Q1 2020. So, here’s what we think will be the likely release date of these 10 Nokia devices.

January 2020 release

  • Nokia 2.2
  • Nokia 3.1 Plus
  • Nokia 3.2
  • Nokia 4.2

February 2020 release

March 2020 release

  • Nokia 1 Plus
  • Nokia 5.1 Plus
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco

Q2 2020 release

  • Nokia 2.1
  • Nokia 3.1
  • Nokia 5.1
  • Nokia 1

Nokia claimed — somewhat dubiously, albeit! — that they were the fastest to roll out an Android Pie, and we would accept that claim actually because they were indeed better at rolling out Android Pie for such a large portfolio of devices, covering even the most budget of Android handsets they released. If you ask us, they were easily one of the top OEMs to roll out Android Pie update in a very timely manner. Let’s hope Nokia can replicate the feat with Android 10 too.

Avatar

A die-hard Liverpool FC fan, Kapil is a big fan of Batman, Android and street Cricket. In that order, probably. Email: kapil@theandroidsoul.com