Nokia Mobile starts Android P beta testing for Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7, Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco in China
Nokia Mobile has been offering Android P developer preview for a while now. But it was limited only to global variants of the Nokia 7 plus and was not available for the Chinese variant of Nokia 7 plus until now.
Looks like, Nokia Mobile had something bigger in the box for the Chinese users. The Beta Labs program in China had been officially launched and the registrations for the beta program are already over. Registrations were open from 21st June 2018 till 24th June 2018.
The following devices will be getting the Android P Beta update in China:
- Nokia 6.1
- Nokia 7
- Nokia 7 plus
- Nokia 8 Sirocco
The registered users will be getting the Android P update soon. No specific date has been announced for the rollout and they have stated that this beta program will be a long-term one. Nokia Mobile also expects the users to have some experience in testing Beta software since it might have bugs and it is not for the ordinary user.
Interestingly, the registrations were done on the Baidu Nokibar forums instead of the official Nokia website. To register, the users had to just reply to the post, their mode and network operator along with their previous experience in such beta programs. Obviously, bootloader unlocked and rooted phones are not eligible.
Unlike the rest of the world, Nokia Mobile China has got more devices under Android P beta program. This gives a slight hope that the international variants of these phones might be joining the Android P Developer Preview. But don't get your hopes high, as Google has given Android P beta to only one device per manufacturer, as of now. Also note that Android in China is different, as Google doesn't have control over it, like in the other parts of the World.
Anyways, a huge thumbs up to HMD Global for keeping their phones Pure, Secure and Up to date!