HMD Global rolls out the Android 10 update for the Nokia 5.1 Plus
After updating the Nokia 2.3 to stable Android 10 last month and Nokia 3.1 earlier this month, HMD Global is now bringing the latest flavor of Android to one more device: Nokia 5.1 Plus. We first spotted the Nokia 5.1 Plus Android 10 update through leaked internal beta builds last month which hinted the stable rollout might be just around the corner.
Nokia Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, announced in a tweet that the company is finally rolling out the much-awaited Android 10 update to the Nokia 5.1 Plus.
Android 10 roll out has started for Nokia 5.1 Plus! Head over to our community to get the full details and check for availability in different countries
👉https://t.co/CjlW0se4nm #Android10 @Nokiamobile pic.twitter.com/1yF5vvKv2S
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) May 19, 2020
The update carries version number V3.11A and, along with the usual jump to Android 10, also packs the April 2020 security patches. Nokia says the OTAs will be rolled out in a phased manner. The first 10% of the userbase will receive the update starting today, with the rollout steadily expanding to more users in the following days.
As for what’s new, the update brings along all the standard Android 10 features such as system-wide-dark mode, a new gesture navigation system, Smart Reply, revamped location and privacy controls, new Digital Wellbeing tools with Parental controls and much more.
Launched in August of 2018, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is an entry-level smartphone from HMD Global. The phone is part of Google’s Android One program and as such, it was promised to get two major Android updates and three years of monthly security updates. It packed a 5.86-inch IPS HD+ display, MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core SoC, 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage, 13MP+5MP dual cameras, and a 3,060 mAh battery. The phone came running Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and was eventually updated to Android 9 Pie in December 2018. Android 10 will probably the last Android platform update for the Nokia 5.1 Plus. However, it should continue to receive the monthly security patches for one more year.
Source 1: Nokia Community
Update screenshot courtesy: Reddit user /u/uber911