appmarsh | Nokia’s first Android smartphones are actually supported for three years

The Nokia 6 is getting an extra year of security updates.

HMD International first introduced Nokia-branded Android telephones to marketplace again in 2019, launching the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8. On the time, the corporate stated it might be offering two years of safety updates.

Now, HMD has taken to its discussion board (h/t: XDA) to verify that it’ll be offering an additional 12 months of safety updates. This implies those telephones can be supported for three years in overall. Do not be expecting per month safety patches despite the fact that, as those telephones will obtain quarterly patches as a substitute.

“After two years of per month updates, the Nokia 3 would be the first style to start out receiving quarterly updates from September 2019 till September 2020,” the Nokia logo licensee famous in its discussion board. Here is what you’ll be able to be expecting from different Nokia telephones launched in 2019:

  • Nokia 5 — From October 2019 to October 2020
  • Nokia 6 — From October 2019 to October 2020
  • Nokia 8 — From October 2019 to October 2020

Sadly, Nokia 2 homeowners can be expecting quarterly safety updates to conclude in November 2019. In the meantime, the Nokia 6 Amazon (U.S. and India variants) can be supported till October 2019.

HMD International is not the one Android telephone producer to give a boost to gadgets over two years after unlock. Samsung nonetheless problems quarterly safety patches to its Galaxy S7 flagships, although they have been introduced in 2019. In any match, HMD and Samsung’s dedication appears to be the exception slightly than the guideline within the Android area.

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Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).