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Nokia smartphones welcome Android 11

Saf Malik
February 2, 2021

Nokia 8.3 5G the first to introduce the upgrade

Nokia has announced today that the Nokia 8.3 5G smartphone has become the first Nokia device to upgrade to Android 11.

With Android 11 comes a range of updated features including: 

  • Manage your conversations: Stay in touch with those who matter by managing conversations across multiple messaging apps all in one place on your Nokia smartphone.
  • “Hey Google, show me my day”: Using the dedicated Google Assistant button or just your voice, get a full snapshot of your day. When you need to focus or unwind, using the Digital Wellbeing tools like Focus mode and Bedtime mode will be there to help.
  • Permissions auto-reset: Supporting our commitment to delivering secure and reliable mobile experiences, Nokia smartphones on Android 11 will reset the permissions of apps that haven’t been used in a while. This will keep your personal data more secure by only allowing recent apps access to personal information.

HMD Global chief product officer Juho Sarvikas said: “Counterpoint Research has recognised us for providing the fastest deployments for the past two consecutive Android OS upgrades regardless of price on a portfolio level, and we will continue our commitment for even our most affordable Android 11-ready handsets.

“The Nokia 8.3 5G has opened the flood gates for our Android 11 upgrade journey with many more of our smartphones soon to join the ranks.

“Bringing the latest operating system to a smartphone portfolio is by no means an easy feat; it is an intricate process involving a multitude of partners and a variety of tests.

“I’m thrilled by our team’s dedication in bringing the next step in Android OS innovation to our Nokia smartphone customers.

“We want to ensure that Nokia phone users have high-quality and safe smartphone experiences, which are intrinsic to our company’s ethos.”

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