It's been a long journey, but today, Nokia announced that the last of its eligible phones for the Android Pie upgrade, the Nokia 1 running Android Go, is getting the update today. The announcement was made by CPO Juho Sarvikas on Twitter.
The Nokia 1 was released at the start of 2018 as one of the company's cheapest smartphone models, and it's one of HMD Global's few phones to run the Go edition of Android Oreo. The Nokia 2.1 was the only other model to run it, and the recent Nokia 1 Plus already came with Android Pie out of the box.
The Go edition of Android Pie includes some of the same changes as the regular version of Pie does over Android Oreo, like the redesigned look for many of the components of the UI. It also includes some Go-specific enhancements, such as a more compact install size for the system, leaving more space for the user's files, and faster boot times.
With this release, HMD Global has completed its rollout of Android Pie just in time for Android Q to begin making its way to users. Just as it did last year, Nokia is one of the smartphone makers to be part of Google's beta program for Android Q, with the Nokia 8.1 likely being the first of its phones to be updated to the upcoming version of Google's operating system.