The Nokia 7 Plus is among the first batch of devices that are set to receive Android 9.0 Pie, and today HMD Global announced the release of the major update to the smartphone. The release includes only the key features of Android Pie and ditches any bloatware, skins UI changes, and other unnecessary processes.
Initially, the update for the Nokia 7 Plus only includes the app actions, slices, adaptive battery mode, adaptive brightness, and system navigation features. This autumn, HMD Global plans to roll out the digital wellbeing features including the dashboard, app timers, Wind Down mode, and "Do Not Disturb" to the Android One device.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, said:
We constantly strive to deliver on our promise of offering pure, secure, up-to-date Android on Nokia smartphones. Today, we are extremely delighted to start the roll out of Android 9 Pie on Nokia 7 plus – making us among the first to offer the latest innovations from Google, including Android One exclusive features such as App Notifications, to the value flagship tier.
The Nokia 7 Plus received the Android Pie Beta 4 and gestures earlier in August, six months after the smartphone was announced at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Now that the phone has received the stable Android Pie update, other devices in the company's portfolio are expected to follow suit. After all, HMD Global promised earlier this year that all the current Nokia smartphones will get Android Pie.