tech2 News StaffApr 16, 2017 19:37:49 IST
HMD Global, the company that is in news for bringing back the Nokia brand out of obscurity is rolling out an over-the-air (OTA) update for Nokia 6.
The new update will upgrade the smartphone to Android Nougat 7.1.1 confirming the promise to keep the software updated.
HMD Global announced the launch of Nokia 6 back in January 2017 bringing the first Nokia smartphone after Nokia N1 tablet. The new update was spotted on Twitter by The Android Soul with the new build number 00CN_3_170. The OTA update is about 369 MB in size and will require about 616 MB free space on your Nokia 6 smartphone.
Nokia 6 gets a 7.1.1 update. Great. pic.twitter.com/2JnjyUZQV5
— Hyken Wong (@hykenblue) April 14, 2017
Not only does it upgrade the phone's OS to Android 7.1.1, but also adds support for 4G/3G dual sim dual standby. HMD Global has also enhanced power saving and background process management in the latest update along with updated Nokia USB driver. Last but not the least, the company has updated the Google Security patch to April 2017.
One important thing to note is that Nokia 6 joins an extremely small number of devices running Android Nougat 7.1.1 with official support from smartphone makers. Some of these companies excluding Google Nexus and Pixel lineup include OnePlus, ZTE. Other companies like Lenovo are testing the new update but have not released the update to the public for a wider rollout.