The China exclusive Nokia 7 is now receiving an OTA update which brings the Android security patches for August 2018. The update is tiny, weighing only 97MB and updates the security patch to August 2018. There’s nothing else mentioned in the change-log. The post update software version is 224F.B01.
The Nokia 7 is not an Android One certified device. It is also not among the Nokia phones which run vanilla Android. The China ROM has a number of enhancements and that doesn’t stop Nokia from regularly updating the phones in China. This is Nokia’s indirect answer to the people who feel that adding customization to Android code results in slower updates. It is more about the willingness and dedication.
If you are using a Nokia 7 in China or outside of China, then you can head to device settings to manually check for updates.
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Nokia Mobile is back to its monthly dose of Android security updates. After delivering it to the Nokia X6 in China, Nokia is pushing the August 2018 Android security release to the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 (2017) devices globally.
As we have learnt in the past months, the August security update for Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 is also very minimal. It weighs 148.3MB and 141.9MB (respectively) and mentions only the security release in the change-log. If you have a Nokia 5 or 6 in hand which has not yet shown the update notification, then it will be a good idea to manually check for updates in the Settings app.
Thank you, Shubham for the tip about Nokia 5.
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Nokia Mobile has pushed the last developer preview release of Android P (Pie) to the Nokia 7 plus users. If you are already enrolled to the beta program, then you will receive the update notification shortly. If you have used the manual way to update, then you can download the new image and sideload on your Nokia 7 plus.
The new developer preview image brings the Android P DP4 with version V3.150. The security patch is still at July. Juho Sarvikas confirmed the release on Twitter.
Do note that if you upgrade via OTA then your user data will be automatically wiped, even if you are already running Android P DP3. There’s another warning to not switch the way you receive Android P DP updates.
The stable release should be around the corner. However, it will still take some-time to perfect. So, I expect stable Android Pie releasing to Nokia 7 plus users towards the end of August, along with the August security patch. For now, the news of a potential Android Pie update being rolled to users in India is untrue. So, do not blame your device/operator if you do not get the update.
Nokia Mobile’s promise to deliver regular security updates is here to stay. They have just started pushing the July security patches to the Nokia 8 Sirocco and also to the Nokia 7 which is not an Android One device.
Both devices are receiving updates lesser than 100MB in size and offer only the Android security release. You should receive an update notification, however, if you don’t, you can always perform a manual check.
As with the latest Android, the updates do install without requiring the phone to be shut down. You will only need to restart it after everything is done. So, that is just about 2 minutes of downtime for the security release which might fix some severe bugs.
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Nokia 5 is receiving a new update in India, which may also be available in other markets. The update brings some unexplained fixes to improve system stability. There is also a mention of user interface enhancements, whatever that means.
The update is bigger than the tiny monthly updates which Nokia pushes. The download size is 434.4MB, suggesting that there’s quite some code that will be updated/replaced. The Nokia 5 has already received the July security update. Hopefully this new update further improves the user experience on Nokia 5.
If you are in India and haven’t received the update, then you can do a manual check from the settings app. We’d like to know if the update is also available in other regions. So, do leave a comment if that is the case.
Update: The update is also available in Czech Republic and several other countries. So, seems like a global release.
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Nokia Mobile has started the rollout of Android P DP3 (beta 3) build to the Nokia 7 plus users. Nokia 7 plus is the only Nokia device participating in the Android P preview and it is good to see Nokia Mobile offering the latest builds (although they are a little slow about it).
The new build bumps the version to V3.110 from the V2.13B in the beta 2. Another good thing is that starting this time, Nokia Mobile is also offering the update via OTA. So, if you are already on DP2 (beta 2), then you can simply check for updates in the settings to receive it, hence saving yourself from downloading the package and sideloading via ADB.
The full package is B2N-3110-0-00WW-B03-update and can be downloaded off Nokia Developer website. You can downgrade to Oreo at any point by using the downgrade package which is also available on the Nokia Developer website.
Update: Here’s how the OTA update notification looks like.
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Nokia Mobile has also started the rollout of July security patch to Nokia 8. The Nokia 7 plus also started receiving it today. So, it seems like a appy Thursday so far. The update is 79.1MB which should only take fractions to download and install.
The security patches help your Nokia phone stay secure against recently discovered security issues. You should ideally install these patches immediately, but given that the May update brought some networking issues, you should wait for user reviews before installing it on a business machine.
As always, the rollout is dependent on your region and carrier. So, it may not be immediately available in all regions. You can head to the settings on your Nokia 8 to do a manual check for software updates.
Thank you Baiju for the tip!
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Nokia Mobile has started the rollout of latest security patches for Nokia 7 plus. The latest update brings security releases for the month of July 2018. And Nokia Mobile also promised *some* improvements to the network performance. So, I am hoping that the remaining VoLTE or mobile data not working issues will get fixed.
Like other security updates, this is also a small package at 87.4 MB. As a reminder, the updates are pushed in phases and may not be immediately available in all regions. You can still head to device’s settings to do a manual check.
Thank you, Michael for the tip!
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