Nokia is turning out to be as promising as HMD Global had pledged at the unveiling of the brand on Android. The company has been one of the best when it comes to rolling out software updates and the latest phone on this list is the Nokia 6.
The Nokia 6 was the first phone to be released after HMD Global took over the Finnish brand. At launch, the phone came preinstalled with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, however, the phone has started receiving an update to Android 7.1.2 Nougat, a version that most Android OEMs, including Samsung, are reportedly set to skip in favor of the new Android 8.0 Oreo.
HMD isn’t taking any chances on its bid to emulate Google when it comes to software updates. The company is going against the odds by pushing out an update that bumps the OS from v7.1.1 to v7.1.2 and installs the latest Android security patch for the month of October. You’ll need a Wi-Fi connection on your Nokia 6 in order to download and install the quite huge 664MB file.
In addition to installing the new OS and monthly security patch, the update will also install a bunch of performance improvements as well as user interface enhancements, but don’t expect any major changes to the overall software experience. In fact, it’s this lack of a major gap between Android 7.1.1 and Android 7.1.2 Nougat that has convinced some OEMs not to bother rolling out the newer version while others – like Samsung – see no need for either of the two updates and thus will be jumping straight to Oreo.
The update to Android 7.1.2 Nougat is rolling out over the air. If you own a Nokia 6, you can expect to receive the OTA notification sooner than later. If you haven’t, now might be the best time to hit the Settings and try a manual update, otherwise, keep calm and wait for the OTA, which shouldn’t take long to arrive.