Nokia 7.1 starts receiving Android Pie update with Google’s November security patch

“The smartphone is expected to launch in India on December 6th”

Nokia 7.1 has started receiving Android 9 Pie from today. Announced by HMD Global’s CPO Juho Sarvikas, the 1.3GB update is currently rolling out in a phased manner to all Nokia 7.1 smartphones, which means not all users will be getting it at the same time. Nonetheless this is great news for Nokia 7.1 users as they will benefit from the latest features of Android Pie, including Google’s new gesture navigation, an updated settings menu, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness, and much more. The update also adds Google’s November security patch. Interestingly a user in the above mentioned Twitter thread requested Sarvikas to bring Android Pie to 2017 devices to which the CPO replied, “For sure, across the portfolio as fast as possible!!!”

Another bit of information that’s emerged on the internet regarding the Nokia 7.1 is that its 4GB RAM variant will be available to users across Europe starting this Friday. HMD Global had announced the device in October but out of the two RAM and storage variants (3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB), only the former was released in Europe. But if the new reports are true, it won’t remain the same for long. Nokia 7.1 is one the company’s best smartphones and has been lauded by both critics and users alike. At $250 (~Rs 17,700) there aren’t many Android phones which can give you such an experience.

The smartphone is yet to launch in India but judging by the media invites sent out by HMD Global for an event on December 6th, Nokia 7.1 could be unveiled that day. Apart from this they are also expected to launch the anticipated global variant of the Nokia X7, with a slight name change as Nokia 8.1.

Given his obsession with all things tech, becoming a writer in this field was the natural career progression for Siddhant. When he's not busy following the tech world, he loves spending time with pets or slaying Messi on the virtual soccer field.
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