HMD Global is putting more fire in the boiler and little by little it stops being that anecdote that surprised us last year in the MWC with a Nokia 3310 and some devices of medium and high range that did not have a great reception. After the release yesterday of the Nokia 5.1, 3.1 and 2.1 , now they just gave us a very pleasant surprise announcing that all Nokia smartphones will receive Android P.
Everything points to the fact that the return of Nokia under the umbrella of HMD Global goes very seriously, and if the Nokia 8 Sirocco and the Nokia 7 Plus presented at the beginning of the year, as well as the recent Nokia X6 , were not proof of this, the announcement they have just made supposes a declaration of intentions.
Until recently, Google with its Nexus and later the Pixel, was the only manufacturer that updated all its devices. Motorola is a company that also stands out in this aspect, but what Nokia has just done is not something that you see every day.
Nokia has submitted a total of 14 Android smartphones under the auspices of HMD Global (we discount those basic ones that use other operating systems), so we believe that it can be said that no manufacturer had ever promised such a big update to the latest Android operating system.
Has been Niel Broadley, the global marketing manager of the company, who made this announcement, and assumes that from the Nokia 8 Sirocco to the Nokia 1 will be completely updated.
Nokia had already promised to be a company that offered quick updates of their smartphones, and part of the merit of this is the fact that their smartphones come with a minimal customization close to Android stock, which together with Project Treble, makes this manufacturer is in a privileged position to update their devices.
In all honesty, it is also true that many of these devices are within the term of 2 years in which Google requires that the terminals receive the main updates, but that does not stop being something meritorious and an advertisement that other manufacturers should take note of.
All Nokia smartphones will receive Android P, but that does not mean that until now, the manufacturer has not made a good job with its update program.
He Nokia 7 Plus is part of the few chosen to participate in Developer Preview 2 , the Nokia 5 and 6 were updated to Oreo in March and the Nokia 3 He did the same in April. In addition, the 3 devices launched yesterday already include Android Oreo 8.1 in the form of Android Go and One, so they are also updated.
From here we applaud this type of actions, as they represent a step forward in the fight against Android fragmentation and a competition with other brands that will pressure them to take updates of their devices more seriously. And is that enjoy the latest features and security of Android, should not be an exclusive luxury of the high-end.