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Nokia 6 (2017) gets Android Pie, Oreo now available for the Nokia 2 [Update]

HMD Global has been doing a pretty solid job at keeping up its Nokia phones up to date, and today it's taking a few steps towards that goal. Android Pie, the latest version of Google's OS, is heading to the 2017 Nokia 6 today, according to HMD's Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas.

The phone is getting the update a little later than the Nokia 5 which released alongside it, but it's a welcome release nonetheless. Now, much like the smaller brother, the Nokia 6 won't be seeing the new gesture navigation from Pie, since it has physical buttons, and features such as the Digital Wellbeing app might also be missing because they're only available for Android One devices. Keep in mind, Nokia phones only started adhering to Android One in 2018.

The Nokia 8 also got some good news today. While the 2017 flagship received Pie in many markets last year, Indian users were left out in the cold. That's no longer the case, Sarvikas announced in a separate tweet. Notably, despite what was stated in the company's roadmap a few weeks ago, the Nokia 3.1 Plus still hasn't been updated to Pie.

Lastly, in light of finishing the testing period for Android Oreo on the Nokia 2, users can now register to get the update if they want to. As mentioned before, it's an optional update due to Oreo losing some performance compared to Nougat, which the Nokia 2 shipped with. If you'd rather get the more recent software, you can sign up to get the update through the dedicated page on Nokia's website. It should be noted, though, that there are a few countries where the update isn't available yet, including the United Kingdom and Ireland. It's not currently clear if it will become more widely available in the future.

Update: As noted by Nokiapoweruser, the Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 updates released today do include the Digital Wellbeing feature, despite the phones not being in the Android One program. It's likely that it will be enabled on other devices with a future update as well.

Source: Juho Sarvikas (Twitter) (1), (2), Nokiapoweruser

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