Nokia fans and users, rejoice! Keeping with its promise to offer a smartphone experience that keeps getting better, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that the Nokia 1 will have its operating systems (OS) upgraded to Android 9 Pie (Go Edition). These upgrades will commence from 27th June 2019.
“With Nokia 1 getting its very own slice of Pie, we now have a full portfolio of Nokia phones on Android 9 Pie, starting at just sub $80. This changes the industry paradigm – for too long, consumers have had to accept older OS versions as the norm on entry level smartphones,” said Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, “With the Nokia 1 upgrade to Google’s latest OS, fans can get up-to-the-minute software experiences and innovations from Google even in the most afforable segment.”
Nokia 1 is the last of Nokia’s smartphones to receive the upgrade to Android 9 Pie, following which, all 22 of Nokia’s smartphone models will be running on the latest Android OS from Google. The Nokia 1 comes in two colours – Warm Red and Dark Blue.
With this upgrade, all Nokia smartphones will be well equipped with the latest software to ensure that the user experience keeps getting better for all. Nokia users and consumers alike will surely be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a phone!
What are the benefits of Android 9 Pie (Go Edition)?
Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) comes with a new range of apps from Google, designed to run faster while consuming less data. Optimised to be smooth and fast, these apps include Google Go (a web search app), Google Maps Go, Youtube Go and more! All these apps allow users to quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms and more, simply by using their voice.
With fewer pre-installed and lighter apps, users will get two times more storage available in their phones! These brand new apps are designed for lighter updates and downloads, after all. In doing so, this creates more space within the phone itself, while significantly improving performance.
That’s not all, either! Over the past two years, Nokia phones have received over 300 security updates altogether, and have successfully upgraded handsets to the latest OS twice as fast as competitors. This means that fans will always be receiving a “fresh-out-the-box” feeling throughout their phone’s life, combined with the efficiency of the Android 9 Pie OS.
All 22 Nokia smartphone models will run on the Android 9 Pie OS from Google, starting from 27 June. The Nokia 1, in particular, will retail at prices starting from US$80.