When the phone starts with an older version of Android, it usually takes a few months for the company to update the device using Google's latest operating system version. But Nokia does not have this trend.
Today its Finnish owner HMD Global announced that Nokia 7.1 will receive Android 9.0 this week for an update. It's just a little more than three weeks after South Africa's release.
"The Nokia 7.1 is our fourth smartphone running Android 9 Pie, along with Nokia 7 plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 and even more coming to the end of the year," said Juho Sarvikas, HMD Chief Marketing Officer.
"We're really proud to be able to move forward and offer more Nokia smartphone users the opportunity to get an Android 9 Piece slice that is clean, secure and up-to-date."
However, Nokia has advantages over its rivals. All of its Android devices come with the Android One program, which provides instant monthly OS updates directly from Google.
Gearburn is currently available for Nokia 7.1 for review, so keep up to date with our opinions and opinions on the device.
Characteristic image: HMD Global