HMD Global-owned Nokia has finally announced the Android 9 Pie update for its Nokia 1 device. The entry-level Android Go smartphone is now the 22nd device from the phonemaker to be running the Android Pie software. With this, all Nokia phones in the market are running the latest Google OS.
The latest update for the Nokia 1 is being rolled out in a phased manner, so in case you have not received it yet be assured that it will come soon. The Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) is a stripped down version of the OS, which is designed to run smoothly on budget phones with lower RAM and under-powered specifications. You get a whole suite of Go optimised Google apps and a bloatware-free stock interface.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, said, “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. We are living our promise to deliver a phone that will keep getting better over time through the latest experiences and always being up-to-date. And 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 affordable segment.”
Nokia 1: specifications and features
The Nokia 1 Android Go smartphone comes with a 4.5-inch LCD display featuring a screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The display has huge bezels on all sides with an aspect ratio of 16:9. For performance, the Nokia 1 is equipped with the MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal storage. Camera-wise, the entry-level phone carries a 5MP main shooter on the back with an LED flash and a 2MP selfie snapper.
The device relied on a 2,150mAh battery capacity for daily performance and boasted a standby time of up to 360 hours. It is available at a price of Rs 3,998 and can be picked up in either Warm Red or Dark Blue colourway.