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.
January 07, 2020: A day after the Nokia 6.1 Plus received it, HMD Global has started pushing the official Android 10 update to the Nokia 7 Plus. The update, weighing 1422.3MB, carries the software version V4.10C and brings with it the December 2019 Android security patches. It comes with Dark mode, new gesture navigation, Smart Reply, and the latest privacy and location controls. Android 10 update to the Nokia 7 Plus is rolling out to users in India, Finland, Philippines, Egypt, UAE, Sweden, and Norway (via Reddit).
January 06, 2020: The Nokia 6.1 Plus is now getting an update to Android 10 with December 2019 Android security. The update weighs around 1302MB and carries the version V4.10C featuring Dark mode, Smart reply, new gesture navigation, and updated privacy controls.
November 08, 2019: A Nokia social media handler has revealed an encouraging bit of information for Nokia 9 Pureview users. According to them, Android 10 will be made available to the device’s users in early December 2019. Nokia, of course, hasn’t officially announced the release date yet, but if the company indeed plans to roll out Android 10 in under a month’s time, we should get an announcement over the next week or so.
October 29, 2019: A trusted Russia-based Twitter handle, Nokia anew, has claimed Nokia is all done with internal Android 10 testing for the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 9 PureView and is on the verge of releasing it to the public. They also claimed that Nokia 7.2 would get Android 10 in Q4 2019, but won’t receive the update before December.
— Nokia anew (@nokia_anew) October 29, 2019
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.
Which Nokia devices will get Android 10 and when?
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
- Nokia 6.1
- Nokia 6.1 Plus
- Nokia 7 Plus
March 2020 release
- Nokia 1 Plus (Android 10 Go edition)
- Nokia 5.1 Plus
- Nokia 8 Sirocco
Q2 2020 release
- Nokia 2.1 (Android 10 Go edition)
- Nokia 3.1
- Nokia 5.1
- Nokia 1 (Android 10 Go edition)
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.
Android 10 Go update
Nokia moved quickly to share its plan on releasing Android 10 Go update for the Android Go devices. Here’s what they shared (via Twitter).
So, while Nokia plans to release the Android 10 Go update for Noia 1 Plus in Q1 2020, it will be in Q2 2020 when the Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 1 will get Android 10 Go OS update.
Not that this is entirely a new piece of info, as Nokia has already told us these dates for these devices earlier.