HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that the Nokia 6.1 will start receiving Android 9 Pie. Nokia 6.1 units in the US will receive this update over the next week and half through a staged rollout.
In addition to the Nokia 6.1, international consumers are also receiving Android 9 Pie updates to the Nokia 6.1 Plus this week. In the past month, HMD Global has now updated three phones (including the Nokia 7 Plus) to Android 9 Pie.
The full press release is below.
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that the Nokia 6.1 will start receiving Android 9 Pie today* – it is the second smartphone in the portfolio to receive the latest version of Android less than a month after the update arrived on the Nokia 7 plus.
Packed with Google’s newest software and building on the features of Android 8.1 Oreo™, Android 9 Pie’s focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning gives owners a more customised and tailored experience.
Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform, the Nokia 6.1 is over 60% faster than its predecessor. In addition to pure, secure and up-to-date Android Pie, it offers enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics, USB-C fast-charging and Nokia spatial audio.
The Nokia 6.1 has been selected by Google to join the Android One family and therefore users get exclusive access to Apps Actions – a feature only available to Android One and Google Pixel devices. App Actions helps users get things done faster by predicting their next move and displaying the right action right away.
Now with Android 9 Pie, the Nokia 6.1’s already impressive battery life is further complemented with the introduction of Adaptive Battery, an update that uses deep learning to understand usage patterns and prioritise battery power on the most important apps.
Other key features of Android 9
- Slices – Identifies relevant information on favourite apps to make them more easily accessible when needed
- Adaptive Brightness – Automatically adapts phone brightness by learning from interactions with different settings
- New system navigation – Features a single home button that provides intelligent predictions and suggestions (user enabled)