The Nokia 3.2 was blessed with an Android 11 update in March, and earlier this month, the previous flagship 8.1 and the budget 2.3 could join the party. Now the Nokia 2.2 is also in for the Android 11 update, as reported by TechMesto. The new firmware is rolling out to 24 countries, predominantly in Europe and Asia, while people living in other areas will still have to wait a while.
Nokia is preparing a fresh batch of entry-level phones — including those with 5G — for 2021. But in the E.U. and U.K., where the six devices and some wireless earbuds will arrive first, there's more to this announcement than just hardware and new names.
The lone big promoter of Google’s Android One program, Nokia, made big promises about timely device updates, but it’s been falling behind on those commitments for its flagship. However, that doesn’t mean it’s leaving its entry-level and budget phones in the lurch. The two-year-old Nokia 3.2 is receiving its Android 11 update as planned.
Google only released Android 11 a few months ago, but the company is already hard at work on the platform's next yearly upgrade. It's sometimes difficult to figure out which phones and tablets will be eligible for future Android OS updates, so in this roundup, we'll tell you when (or if) you can expect Android 12 on your device.
HMD Global, with its Nokia brand, is one of the only mainstream companies that still offer Android Go smartphones. Further expanding its lineup is the latest Nokia 1.4, which brings a seemingly decent experience without costing an arm and a leg.
The Nokia 8.3 5G is the closest thing Nokia has to a flagship right now, and sure enough, the company is beginning its Android 11 rollout with this handset. The manufacturer initially planned to update it and a few other phones in Q4 2020, but that apparently didn't pan out. Fast forward to today, roughly five months after Google released Android 11 on the Pixel, and Nokia is finally ready to ship the latest version of the OS.
HMD Global produces many, many, many Nokia-branded Android phones. The company already had the camera app for most of its devices uploaded to the Play Store, so updates could be rolled out without the need for full OS upgrades, but now HMD has a new camera app on the store.
Qualcomm makes plenty of powerful chips for all kinds of smartphones, but its latest processor has got an eye out for budget phones in particular, hoping to bring them some substantial upgrades. A successor to last year's Snapdragon 460, the Snapdragon 480 claims not only big performance boosts, but is also the first 4-series chipset to offer 5G capabilities.
Nokia smartphone fans don't need to get their fix at third-party retailers anymore. HMD Global now offers direct sales from Nokia's website itself here in the US. That means you can pick up phones like the Nokia 8.3 5G or Nokia 7.2 right from Nokia/HMD Global, and shipping for some items is even guaranteed before Christmas if you place an order by the 17th.
The Nokia 5.3 was announced in March and quickly became an affordable favorite with reviewers thanks to its low £150 price tag. Few other phones in that bracket can offer the same level of performance along with a passable camera. HMD Global has now seen fit to launch an iterative update in the form of the Nokia 5.4, and it looks set to be another popular lower-mid-range option.