Compare with any Non-Google Android phones, Nokia is always high in maintaining upgrades and major security patch updates due to It’s Android One program. But, Compare with the regular patch updates, Major upgrades like version update may take some time longer than usual. It is common on any non-pixel phone. When they have plans for your mobile, you are good to go. Here we mentioned all the Nokia phones which are going to get Android 10 version. The list is based on the official announcement from Nokia. So, You can trust the listed mobiles to get Android 10. The confirmed period calculated per Quarter updates. It means they categorize the devices into three months time interval.
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List of HMD Global Nokia Mobiles Getting Android 10 Update
HMD Global Nokia already released the stable rollout Roadmap. As per the Map, the following devices will support the update in their specific periods. The Top Mid-range phones like Nokia 8.1, 7.1 already got the Android 10 updates. Other mobiles will get the upgrade as per the mentioned timeline. I will attach the manual methods like with the mobiles. So, If you can’t update using the OTA method, you can try the manual process.
Q4 2019 (October 2019- December 2019)- Received
- Nokia 7.1
- 9 PureView
Q1 2020 (January 2020- March 2020)
- Nokia 2.2
- Nokia 2.3
- 3.1 Plus
- Nokia 3.2
- Nokia 4.2
- Nokia 7.2
- Nokia 8 Sirocco
Q2 2020 (April 2020- June 2020)
- Nokia 5.1 Plus
- Nokia 1 Plus (Android Go)
End of Q2 2020 (June 2020)
- Nokia 2.1 (Android Go)
- Nokia 3.1
- Nokia 1 (Android Go)
The listed mobiles will surely get the update. But, The timeline may vary based on successful compatibility and development. Even if Nokia is an Android One mobile, the software rolling out depends on the manufacturer also. But, You will get the updates soon compare with the Custom skin OS like One UI.
How to Update Nokia mobiles to Android 10?
When you got the update, you can always use a regular automatic OTA method. But, When you can’t do the usual way, you can use the manual mode. Before going to update using these two methods, Always follow precaution steps like a backup.
Official OTA Method
If you want to update a security patch to the current month. Don’t go for the manual method. Try this Automatic method.
The process is straightforward and simple;
Go to your device setting menu and scroll down to the bottom
Tap on “Software Update”
You may have to refresh the page to start the OTA upgrade process.
Manual Method- Using ADB and Fastboot method (Stock Recovery)
This method requires PC support; You can also use this method to use Stock ROM If you are using Custom ROMs.
- Copy your downloaded firmware to PC and rename it to firmware.zip. Copy those files to the folder where you installed ADB and Fastboot.
- Switch off your device. Then, enter into the Stock Recovery mode. To do this- Press and hold down the Volume Up + Power buttons at the same time for some time.
Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.
Now, connect the Nokia mobile to the computer via USB cable.
- In Your Mobile stock recovery, select “Apply Update from ADB.”
Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type below command.
- fastboot devices
- It should display the connected devices. If you didn’t get the mobile, restart the command prompt and Disconnect and Connect your mobile. If you are detected, type below commands.
- adb sideload firmware.zip
- The command will install all the files. When the process complete, It will reboot your mobile.
Since you have just flashed new firmware to your Nokia device, you may want to check if the firmware is correctly installed or not. Follow the step below to check your device firmware version.
You can check the firmware details >>> settings >>> about >>> version.
Nokia Android 10 Features
There are plenty of features added in the Android 10 version, compare with the Pie version. Here I mentioned some important features.
You know this already, If you turn on Subtitles in the Youtube, It will auto-generate the captions. The Same functionality can be work on all over your device videos. It Doesn’t require Wi-Fi/ Data. This feature not yet available. But, It will be rolling out soon.
The language limit depends on Google Data.
It is already available in the Pie version. But it is limited. Now you can explore more actions when you get the messages. You can Open Links, Open Apps based on the messages.
We always do this using Third-party apps. Now we can adjust the Volume and Tune, Equalize using the in-built feature. You can do a lot of things like Reduce noise, Enhance the Tune like that.
Enhanced Gesture Navigation
The True Gesture Navigation has finally arrived. It may not be best compare with OnePlus devices, But It is way better than the Pie 9.0 version. If you swipe From Left to Right, It goes forward. Right to Left goes Backward. Home button work as usual. You can access recently used apps By Swiping Quarter Screen to the Top. Simple Navigation to avoid confusion.
It is not like Night Mode. It didn’t add a filter in the Display. If you have OLED Display, It will surely save your battery power from 5-30% based on your usage.
Google always added enhanced Privacy features in every Android version. In the 10th version, You can handle your Privacy lot better. It will always tell you when your installed apps access your location in the Background. So, that you can manage whether you need that permission on Always or During the app usage.
Direct System Updates
Unlike regular OTA updates from your Manufacturers, the frequent patch updates will be handled by Google After you updated to Android 10 version. The update will utilize the Google Play App. If you have Custom Skin OS from your Manufacturer, Google will not change the UI. They will handle only Patch updates. The direct Security patch update is one of the most critical steps taken from their side. It will help all the users who are tired of their manufacturer Late updates.
It can be an additional function of Digital Wellbeing. Now you can Pause some apps to avoid the Notifications For a short time or a Long time. Some mobiles are made based on this scenario. To avoid distractions and get focused on what you are doing. Think you are Studying, and Single Whatsapp message can redirect you. With the help of this feature, you can use only Study apps during your Study time.
It is like Parental Control. You can control the App Timings within your Added Google Accounts.
Other improvements and changes
- HEIF Image, Monochrome Camera Support.
- New Set of Emoji.
- Enhanced Adaptive Battery Improvements compare with the Pie version.
- Contaminant Detection- If any moistures are in your USB Ports, your mobile will alert you.
As per the Company and the user experience based o already released Android, after this update, there will be performance Improvements in both UI and Hardware management. But, If you worry about your RAM, you can use Less RAM Consuming Apps. If your Nokia device is among the supported models to accept and run this update, you can still enroll for the beta program and be among the first persons to flex the features. After acquired by HMD Global, Nokia always does the right things. They focus mostly on Mid-range and budget phones with the best hardware and excellent software support features. What are your thoughts on the timeline of the Nokia mobile updates? Are you satisfied? Comment below.
Selva Ganesh is the Chief Editor of this Blog. He is a Computer Science Engineer, An experienced Android Developer, Professional Blogger with 8+ years in the field. He completed courses about Google News Initiative. He runs Android Infotech which offers Problem Solving Articles around the globe.