Finnish technology company HMD Global Oy, the sole brand licensee of Nokia, has long been saying that it will offer Android software support for its phones for a minimum of two years. And now, after the official launch of Android Pie to Google Pixel series; it has reiterated its commitment and also the list of devices eligible for the new update.
The company's official Twitter handle Nokia Mobile in reply to a consumer has confirmed that it intends to deploy Android 9.0 Pie to Nokia 8, 6, 5 and 3 series in addition to the Nokia 7 Plus, which has already received preview version for select public testers.
However, there is no word about the fate of entry-level Nokia 2, 2.1 and Nokia 1 series, but we believe the company is likely to offer them the Google's special Android Pie (Go) edition, which is exclusively developed to cater to the devices with bare minimum hardware.
What's coming in Android Pie?
Search engine giant Google has introduced numerous value-added features in addition to security upgrades in the Pie over the Android Oreo series. The new mobile OS will be coming with full-view screen friendly swipe-based navigation interface option, revamped setting drawer, adaptive battery and display, extend battery life and several more.
After taking note of the recent psychological research studies about people's obsession with phones, especially among young adults, the Android team has added 'Dashboard'. This feature documents the user activities and tells how he or she can use their phone and make any adjustments they'd like along the way.
Android 9 Pie also makes notifications even more useful and more actionable functionalities with conversations such as attach photos and stickers, and even suggest smart replies.
Device after upgrading to the Android 9 will be secure as it will restrict any apps accessing users' phone's microphone, camera, or other sensors when an app is idle or running in the background. (If an app does need to access a sensor, it will show a persistent notification on your phone.)
The new Android 9 also brings important improvements that protect all web communications and offer private web surfing. It also enables encryption of Android backups with a client-side secret (the device PIN, pattern or password) for greater security.
Android 9 also introduces a number of new security features, including a standardised biometric authentication prompt to provide a more consistent authentication experience across Android.
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