Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 Plus will get the Android 10 update soon
Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 Plus are the upper mid-range devices from HMD Global, running on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Both the devices received Android 9 Pie update last year. The next big update for these mid-rangers is Android 10.
Google released the tenth anniversary edition of Android officially on September 3rd, after extensive beta testing through six releases. The first beta hit Pixel devices in March 2019 and the last beta came out in August.
When will Android 10 hit Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 Plus
The Finnish tech giant already announced a roadmap showing when and which devices are getting updating to Android 10. According to the roadmap, Nokia 6.1 and 7 Plus will get the update in December 2019 or January 2020.
Nokia 7 Plus may get the Android 10 before the update spread to Nokia 6.1, according to tech analysts. We will post the official rollout dates here, as soon as HMD Global has announced them.
Android 10 Features
Till Android 9, Google codenamed the android versions with various famous desserts. But, the tenth anniversary edition of Android and the forthcoming updates will be called with version numbers only, according to Google.
The update brings many notable features like System-wide dark mode, Full Gesture navigation, Bubbles, Project Mainline, TLS 1.3 support, Native support for 5G and Desktop mode and so on.
System-wide Dark mode
Previously, Google rolledout some dark theme elements with Android Pie update. Now the search giant developed full dark mode and fixed any bugs discovered through Android 10 Beta testing. In the final beta, the dark mode appears gorgeous on Pixel devices. As Nokia uses stock android in Nokia 6.1 and 7 Plus devices, the dark mode may appear similar to Pixel devices.
Nokia 7 Plus and 6.1 users also get some improvement in battery life due to Dark mode in Android 10 update. Users can turn-on Dark mode by simply turning on the battery saver in Quick Settings or go to Settings>Display>Theme.
Project Mainline and Support for TLS 1.3
The Project Mainline is a security feature coming with Android 10. Google designed the feature to disseminate the critical Security updates for Android devices without any special update from Manufacturer. The critical updates install through Playstore and so users need not wait until the rollout of Security updates from OEMs. So Nokia 6.1 and 7 Plus users will get regular critical updates with Android 10.
Native support for TLS 1.3 is another security feature in Android 10. With TLS 1.3 support, browsing becomes more safe and also fast. Because of zero round trip time feature in TLS 1.3, browser will need fewer handshakes with Webserver, consequently pages will load quicker.
Android 10 Bubbles
The Android 10 update is coming with redefined Multi-tasking experience with the Bubbles feature. So users can simultaneously browse web or watch videos in YouTube or Netflix while replying to messages or chat in Whatsapp. The feature works similar to that of Facebook’s chat heads. So user can chat with only a bubble icon of the app and its thread. The feature may get refined further in upcoming Android updates.
Parental Controls and Focus mode
Google released the Digital Wellbeing app with Android 9 Pie update addressed to reduce ever-growing smartphone addiction and eye problems. Dashboard, Winddown and App timer are the components of Digital wellbeing in Pie OS. Now in Android 10, thr feature gets new additions called Parental controls and Focus mode.
With Parental Controls, users can restrict their children smartphone usage to prevent addiction. Using Parental controls users can limit Screen-on time, specific app usage time and even lock some apps for their children.
Focus mode is another feature to reduce distractions while working on smartphone. When the user turns-on the focus mode after setting it up, it blocks notifications from the apps, so user can concentrate on one task only without distractions. The user can turn-off the Focus mode through the created shortcut or through Quick Settings toggle.
We will update this article soon with more details about Android 10 update for Nokia 6.1 and 7 Plus.