Android 9 Pie™ arrives on Nokia 6.1
SINGAPORE, 2 NOVEMBER: HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones has announced that the Nokia 6.1 will start receiving Android 9 Pie from today* – 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 8.0 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. Also, it now offers enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics, USB-C fast-charging, Nokia spatial audio and pure, secure and up-to-date Android Oreo™.
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.
It’s raining Pies! Nokia 6.1 Plus upgrades to Android 9 Pie
A double portion of Android 9 Pie with Nokia 6.1 and the Nokia 6.1 Plus upgrading to Android 9 Pie within a week of each other
SINGAPORE, 9 NOVEMBER: Within a week of upgrading Nokia 6.1 to Android 9 Pie, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, dished out another serving of the latest OS – this time on Nokia 6.1 Plus. Starting today, Nokia 6.1 Plus users will get upgraded to Android 9 Pie in Singapore*.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus reinforced with Android One, is the third Nokia smartphone in the last month to receive Android 9 Pie. The Nokia 6.1 Plus upgrade comes as part of HMD Global’s promise to continue to deliver pure, secure and up-to-date Android with a clean, fast UI delivering the latest innovations from Google. Furthermore, each Android One Nokia smartphone will receive monthly security updates for a period of three years, and OS updates for two years.
Per Ekman, Vice President, Asia Pacific, HMD Global, said: “We are excited to announce that Nokia 6.1 Plus is the third phone in our portfolio to receive an upgrade to Android 9 Pie. We are committed to delivering pure, secure and up-to-date Android, and we make sure to test all the fine details in our beta labs programme so that our fans can get the most out of the latest Android.”
The Nokia 6.1 Plus has enjoyed unprecedented success since its launch at the end of August, selling out at record speed and receiving huge praise for its all-screen design with full HD+ 19:9 screen ratio, which allows an impressive, immersive content experience. Now, with the added Android 9 Pie update, fans can try out a whole new set of features, including App Actions – a feature exclusive to Android One devices and Google Pixel phones.
Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is faster than ever, and its already impressive 3060mAh battery is given an added boost with the introduction of Adaptive Battery, which uses deep learning to understand usage patterns and prioritises battery power on the most important apps.
Owners of any Nokia smartphone that has received an Android 9 Pie update can also be among the first non-Pixel devices to receive a taster of the Digital Wellbeing Beta Preview which is now available for testing via Google Play for devices running Android 9 Pie.
The new Digital Wellbeing feature will help encourage breaks from screen time. New functionalities include highlighting device time on the phone’s Dashboard, the ability to set time limits for app usage and Wind Down Mode, which fades the phone to grayscale and activates Do Not Disturb at a predetermined time in the evening.
Key features of Android 9 Pie
- App Actions – Helps you get things done faster by predicting your next move and displaying the right action on your phone
- Slices – Identifies relevant information of your favourite apps to make them more easily accessible when you need them
- Adaptive Battery – Uses deep learning to understand usage patterns and prioritise battery power on important apps
- Adaptive Brightness – Automatically adapts phone brightness by learning from your interactions with different settings
- New system navigation– Features a single home button that provides intelligent predictions and suggestions (user enabled)
Digital Wellbeing features available from Autumn 2018
- Dashboard – Highlights screen time and phone usage including how many times device hasbeen unlocked and number of notifications received
- App Timers – Set time limits on app usage
- Wind Down and Do Not Disturb– Set a daily schedule to get your phone ready for bed. Your screen fades to Grayscale, while Do Not Disturb silences notifications for a restful sleep. You can activate Do Not Disturb anytime you want to disconnect.
Join the Digital Wellbeing beta labs roll out by visiting the Nokia beta labs and registering for the update.