Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Nokia 7 starts receiving Android Pie in China

Nokia 7 receiving Android 9 Pie in China

Nokia 7 launched in October 2017 is a 1st generation mid-range Nokia smartphone exclusive to China. The phone came running Android Nougat out of the box and was later updated to Android Oreo. In June this year, Nokia Mobile started the Android Pie beta testing for the Nokia 7 under the Developer Preview program.

The testing is finally complete and Nokia Mobile China has officially rolled out the Android Pie update for the Nokia 7. The update version is 340C.B202 and is 1663MB in size and will require 3332MB of free space to install. If you imported Nokia 7 from China and you haven't received the update notification you can manually check for the update by going to Settings > System > System Update. 

Nokia 7 (TA-1041) Android 9 Pie update Changelog

As you can see in the screenshot, the update changelog is long and brings many features. So, we translated it and below is the complete translated changelog:

System
  • The latest Android9.0 system update, a new interactive experience
  • Support aptx/ aptx HD Bluetooth protocol, listen to HD wireless audio
  • Support dual telecom card dual VOLTE function, chat HD voice
  • Support Android9.0 native text selection magnifier function
  • Support Android9.0 native Lockdown lock function
  • Support Android9.0 native forced horizontal screen function
  • New bright screen reminder, don't miss a new message
  • Improve system fluency, silky smooth

Application
  • New change assistant to support local application
  • New camera UI for easier use
  • New app store, minimalist design, smoother
  • New weather client, cloudy, rain and snow in your hands

Intelligent
  • A new desktop assistant experience, the phone knows you better
  • Expand the smart life card application scenario, you can have it
  • New all-round sweep, one entrance complete solution
  • New commute traffic, traffic jams on busy streets are not blocked
  • Added intelligent screen function, the image can also be read
  • Added AI suspension ball function for smarter convenience
  • Optimize battery management and know the tiger at a glance

Safety
  • Update Google Security Patch 2018-11
Nokia Mobile promises two major OS updates and 3 years of monthly security updates for all their smartphones. As Nokia 7 came with Android Nougat out of the box we assume the Android Pie to be the last major update for Nokia 7. However, Nokia 7 should still get monthly Security updates for one more year.  We will have to wait to see if Nokia Mobile still pushes the next major Android release for Nokia 7. ☺️

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