Nokia is a well-known smartphone brand after it became hugely popular back in the hay days after losing to Samsung and other brands including its decision to keep away from Android and rather roll out Windows Mobile OS Lumia series. However, it was in 2017 when Nokia rolled out its first smartphone compatible with Android OS and from then, there’s no point of return. In 2018, Nokia listed all its Android-enabled smartphones under Android One program which promises guaranteed upgrades for two years i.e. from Android Oreo to Android Pie to Android 10 for sure.
There are a series of phones launched within the last two years featuring Nokia 7.0 Nougat and above. Android 10 is the latest among Google’s Android operating system and it is open-source. It is the only OS that competes with another giant Apple iOS both of which are currently being operated in more than 1bn units worldwide. Android 10 was released on September 3rd globally and has already appeared on Google Pixel devices and Essential Phones while those signed up under Project Treble are in tow to get the update as well.
Android 10 brings a lot of must-wanted functionalities and a string of features that Android users were waiting for such as the system-wide dark mode that changes how the app and the firmware look and feels. Furthermore, Android 10 sports a revamped navigational gesture and UI with slick and slim icons and is faster than its predecessor i.e. Android Pie. The firmware also brings must-wanted privacy and security attuned features such as it will automatically block permission requests from any background apps, it will allow users to keep a tab on apps using vivid services and more.
Since Nokia hasn’t published the list of Android 10 supported Nokia devices, here’s what I have created for the reference citing the usual strategy followed by Nokia when upgrading its phones.
Table of Contents
- 1 List of Android 10 Q Supported Nokia Devices
- 1.1 Nokia C3
- 1.2 Nokia 8.1 (2018)
- 1.3 Nokia 5.1
- 1.4 Nokia 3.1 C
- 1.5 Nokia 3.1 A
- 1.6 Nokia 2.2
- 1.7 Nokia X71
- 1.8 Nokia 6.2
- 1.9 Nokia 6.1 Plus
- 1.10 Nokia 1 Plus
- 1.11 Nokia 1
- 1.12 Nokia 4.2
- 1.13 Nokia 3.2
- 1.14 Nokia 9 PureView
- 1.15 Nokia 8 Sirocco
- 1.16 Nokia 7.2
- 1.17 Nokia 7.1
- 1.18 Nokia 7 Plus
- 1.19 Nokia 6.1
- 1.20 Nokia 5.1 Plus
- 1.21 Nokia 5.1
- 1.22 Nokia 3.1
- 1.23 Nokia 3.1 Plus
- 1.24 Nokia 2.3
- 1.25 Nokia 2.1
- 1.26 Nokia 2V
- 1.27 Released in the Year 2018
- 1.28 List of Nokia Devices That Might Not Get The Upgrade
- 1.29 Released in the Year 2017
- 1.30 What to do if my Nokia phone isn’t getting the update?
- 2 AOSP Android 10 for Nokia devices:
Android 10 Features
Dark Mode: With many apps going Dark over the craze of Dark theme, Android 10 introduces this feature system-wide. It will paint everything dark when selected including apps so all Google apps are already compatible while there are hundreds of third-party apps that have already rolled out their Dark mode feature while many will be updating their apps soon.
Focus Mode: Don’t want that particular app to distract you from work or from doing something else? Well, activate Focus Mode and add the app into the list and you won’t hear a thing until you manually remove it from the list.
Family Link: With this feature in place, parents will have greater control over which apps their children are exposed to and how much time they spend on their phones. Family Link offers screen time as well as option to limit it, insights on apps in use, content restriction and more.
Live Caption: Don’t worry if there are no subtitles while watching a movie or listening to a song or hearing podcasts as Live Captions will transcribe everything you need at real-time.
Smart Reply: With Smart Reply, the AI will access the context of the messages or emails received and provide a few suggestions or answers that you can single tap and send. Android 10 also adds a new action suggestion button which provides a single tap redirection to any other app based on the content of the message such as it will redirect you to Google Maps if there’s any location within the message.
Security Updates: Starting from Android 10, the Project Mainline promises a few critical bug fixes and monthly security updates via Google Play Store. This will allow Android smartphones with Android 10 and above to update to the latest security updates faster than the traditional OTA updates.
Gesture Navigation: Android 10 will make use of screen real estate by using the right & left edges to go backward in an app or settings. You can also use the slider on the bottom to drag between apps, open app overview, or visit the Home screen and that’s all without interfering or munch any space on the screen.
List of Android 10 Q Supported Nokia Devices
Update as of January 19: The Nokia C3 is now intercepting a new update based on Android 10 Q. The new build brings version number V1.160 and offers a great amount of system stability enhancements and user interface changes along with the December 2020 security patch to go with it. The update has a download size of 695MB. [Source]
Nokia 8.1 (2018)
The only phone to make it into the Project Treble by Google is Nokia 8.1 that was released last year with a Snapdragon 710 SoC along with 4+64GB storage. The device hosts a 6.18-inch PureDisplay and it has a single front and dual rear camera setup. Nokia 8.1 is already running on Android 10 Beta 4 and will get the upgrade as soon as Google releases it officially in August this year.
Update: Nokia 8.1 made it to Android 10 before any other Nokia phones could get it. The device started Android 10 beta testing in October and soon enough the Android 10 was launched as a stable version in the second week of October last year. Weighing at 1.5GB, the software version number V4.15B took the mantle from Nokia 7 Plus which was the first device to get Android 9.0 Pie in 2018.
Update as of 1st September: As of today, the Nokia 5.1 is getting another update on top of the existing Android 9.0 Pie. It is a security patch updating it to August 2020 which is the latest. Available as a global stable patch, the update still means users will have to wait for the next updates to get Android 10 on-board given the fact that Nokia 5.1 is an Android One device. Here’s the link to upgrade to the latest update.
Update as of October 8: Nokia 5.1 was earlier scheduled to get the Android 10 update in Q2 2020. According to CPO at HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas, the update will arrive soon and he did mention that the update will be live in 24 hours in a tweet dated Oct 7. Cut to today, the update is already live and rolling out via OTA across Nokia 5.1 devices around the globe. It is an airborne update so expect it to arrive on your device soon but could take a few days as well. [Source]
Update as of October 30: According to the latest bit of information available for Nokia 5.1, the device is apparently intercepting Android 10 updates over a few weeks. This came to light after a user from Sweden confirmed the interception. The update bearing version number 4.160 with September 2020 security patch carrying a download size of 1.32GB. No doubt it is a batched OTA rollout and thus, it would take some time to finally arrive on your device even if it is eligible, be patient. [Source]
Update as of November 2: As per the latest announcement, the Nokia 5.1 is now intercepting Android 10 in Nigeria on the African continent. A user posted a screenshot confirming the same. It bears version number 4.160 which is the same as the update that was spotted in Sweden a few days ago. [Source]
Update as of November 28: Per the latest development in the Nokia Android 10 spectrum, the Nokia 5.1 is now getting a new update on-board Android 10. It brings software version number 2.360 with October 2020 security patch along with it. The changelog mentions certain UI enhancements adn stability improvements on this build with a download size of 142MB. Users will intercept the update via OTA so you need to hold for some time as OTA rollouts are notorious for their delay due to batched update. [Source]
Nokia 3.1 C
Nokia 3.1 C is a power-packed Android One phone that falls in the budget category with a release date in July 2019. The device sports 2GB RAM with 32GB of ROM along with Snapdragon 429 quad-core processor. WIth 5.45” IPS display powered by 2,990 mAh battery and Android Pie 9.0 Pie, the phone is definitely getting an Android 10 update although Nokia hasn’t yet claimed any timeline for many phones to get Android 10 during the time of writing it.
Update: The Android 10 update on Nokia 3.1 is still out of sight even though we are well over Q2 2020. The phone received Android Pie-based May 2020 security patch in June. Thus, we will have to wait for the update for some more time.
Nokia 3.1 A
Next up is the Nokia 3.1 A that comes with a similar 2+32GB storage clubbed with Snapdragon 429. The device comes with a release date set in June 2019 which means it comes with Android Pie 9.0 out-of-the-box. This makes it easier since Nokia 3.1 A will get Android 10 absolutely without any doubt.
Status: It will get Android 10 upgrade
Date: To Be Announced
One of the three devices that Nokia has already confirmed of getting an Android 10 update is the Nokia 2.2. The device is powered by an Helio A22 quad-core processor with a single front and dual rear camera setup. With Android Pie 9.0 Go Edition in place out-of-the-box, the device is slated to get bumped to Android 10 by late 2019 and early 2020 according to a press release.
Update: Originally slated to arrive in mid-Q1 2020, Nokia had to push forward the rollout due to the coronavirus pandemic in China. Cut to March 17, HMD Global’s CPO Juho Sarvikas took to Twitter to notify Nokia 2.2 users about the Android 10 that was rolled out as an OTA update. This also means users have to wait until the update arrives bearing software version number V2.300 with February 2020 security patch. Tap here to download.
Update as of July 15: The Android 10 update for Nokia 2.2 is finally available in India as per a user who posted a screenshot of the update. This is an OTA update and as with other updates, it will be sent out in batches so you will have to wait some time to get it on your phone. [Source]
Update as of July 18: After Nokia 2.2 got upgraded to Android 10, some of the users reported issues with its notifications. Nokia’s head honcho Juho Sarvikas confirmed that a bug was on the way and it arrived as software version number V2.370 weighing at 215 MB as intercepted by some of the users. The update should arrive via OTA. [Source]
Nokia X71 is the first 6.39-inch Infinity-O display from Nokia. The device is powered by a higher mid-range Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus octa-core processor and features 6GB + 128GB configuration. With Android Pie 9.0 in place, the device is slated to get Android 10 to upgrade as well although the timeline isn’t formalized yet.
Status: It will get Android 10 upgrade
Date: To Be Announced
Moving on with Nokia 6.2, the device packs in a 6.18-inch IPS display with Infinity-O with a punch-hole front sensor. The device does have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor along with 4GB RAM and 64/128GB of internal storage. Released this year, the device runs on the updated Android Pie 9.0 and slated to get Android 10 for sure although we aren’t sure about the timeline.
Update: Although earlier stated to get Android 10 with Nokia 7.2, the Nokia 6.2 users had to wait as the update was pushed, and instead, users received the Android 9.0 Pie-based April 2020 security patch. However, the wait was over on April 28 when Juho Sarvikas took it to Twitter giving a heads up for Nokia 6.2 users about the upcoming update bearing version number V2.290 weighing at 1.54GB with April 2020 security patch. The update was scheduled to reach 50% of devices by May 3 followed by the second wave that began on May 15 and ended by May 19 completing 100% of units across the globe. Download it here.
Nokia 6.1 Plus
Update: Nokia 6.1 Plus was slated to get bumped to Android 10 between Q4 2019 and Q1 2020. After a beta build for Android 10 leaked in October 2019, this sparked discussions among users whether or not the phone would get the upgrade. However, Nokia .1 Plus intercepted the Android 10 bearing software version number V4.10C weighing at 1302.7MB a day before Nokia 7.1 Plus intercepted it. Although the face unlock feature was removed by Google with Android 10, Nokia did manage to provide the whole Android 10 OS intact with an older December 2019 security patch.
Nokia 1 Plus
The Nokia 1 Plus brings a smartphone with MediaTek MT6739WW quad-core processor with 1+8GB configuration and has an Android Pie 9.0 Go Edition OS. This literally means that Nokia 1 Plus will get Android 10 10 for sure but hey, we aren’t aware of the timeline yet as Nokia hasn’t posted any details on the timeline except some of the phones.
Update: Nokia 1 Plus became the first Nokia device to get Android 10 Go Edition starting April 29 as confirmed by CPO Juho Sarvikas. This was a staged rollout as with any other Nokia phone with the first wave commencing on April 29 and ending by May 4 followed by the second wave that started on May 11 releasing the Android 10 update to almost all the units across the globe. Tap here for manually download.
Update as of July 07: Nokia 1 has finally started intercepting Android 10 with June 2020 security patch. It will roll out to 10% of the devices in countries – Vietnam, Singapore, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia. HMD Global added that it should reach 50% of the devices by July 10 followed by all units by July 12.
The Nokia 4.2 sports a water-drop shaped front sensor with its 5.71-inch a-Si TFT display and runs on the latest Android Pie 9.0 OS. The device is also among the many Nokia smartphones listed under Android One program which means it is also slated to get Android 10 sometime next year if not early.
Update: Nokia 4.2 was originally slated to get bumped to Android 10 at the end of Q1 2020 and the beginning of Q2 2020. With that being said, Nokia updated a press release giving Nokia 4.2 some hope that the update will arrive soon and bingo, the update arrived on April 09th obviously in a staggered manner. Countries including Armenia, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Estonia, France, Oman, Netherlands, and a big part of Asia, Middle East, and European continent started getting the update that ended on April 14 with 100% units getting the upgrade. Check out for Android 10 version number V2.290 weighing at 1.3GB on your Nokia 4.2 users and install it. Download the Global ROM and European ROM.
One of the three devices that Nokia has officially mentioned the expected date of Android 10 rollout i.e. late 2019 and early 2020 when Nokia 3.2 that runs on a Snapdragon 429 quad-core SoC will receive the official update. At this moment, this device has Android Pie 9.0 out-of-the-box which is comparatively new we have only seen beta updates for Android 10 and not the official version.
Update: Just a day before Nokia 4.2 started getting the Android 10 upgrade, users of Nokia 3.2 started intercepting it bearing version number V2.270 with a March 2020 security patch. Of course, this was a staged update with 100% of the users getting it by April 12 in the first wave of the rollout. Check out for the above mentioned version number to get Android 10 on your phone.
Update as of July 23: After coursing through a plenty of regions around the world, the Nokia 3.2 is finally pushing out Android 10 update on a much wider scale in India. The update bears software version number V2.310 weighing at 145MB. It also packs in a month-old June 2020 security patch all packaged as an OTA upgrade.
Nokia 9 PureView
Nokia 9 PureView brings a 6GB+128GB configuration onboard along with high-end Snapdragon 845 SoC. With 5.99-inch P-OLED display with 1440×2880 pixels resolution, this premium flagship device runs on Android Pie 9.0 and will get Android 10 as soon as possible. I predict it to get the upgrade by the end of 2019 or early 2020 although the timeline isn’t confirmed from the OEM’s side yet.
Update: Originally slated to get Android 10 in Q4 2019, Nokia 9 PureView was first reported to get the Android 10 upgrade as an internal version in November followed by a stable release in December 2019. This made Nokia 9 PureView the second phone to get the Android 10 update. It was on April 30, 2020, when Nokia 9 PureView intercepted the Android 10 upgrade in India. Click here to download.
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Update: Even though Nokia 8 Sirocco is a flagship phone, Nokia did mess up with its most important aspect – software updates. Anyways, Nokia 8 Sirocco started intercepting the Android 10 upgrade on April 15 followed by the completion of all units by the end of the month. The update was confirmed by HMD Global CEO Juho Sarvikas as well. The update bearing version number V5.120 weighing at 1.38GB with April 2020 security patch arrived with Nokia 8 Sirocco at the time of its launch. Click here for India ROM and Global ROM.
Update: Originally slated to get an Android 10 upgrade by the end of Q1 and the beginning of Q2 2020. However, the update was pushed forward due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As said, the Android 10 with April 2020 security patch intercepted Nokia 7.2 units bearing version number V2.250 weighing at 1.57GB. As usual, it was staged with users in the US getting the upgrade on April 22 followed by in Australia on June 18 and elsewhere.
Update: Just as Nokia finished rolling out Android 10 for Nokia 8.1, 9 Pureview, Nokia 7.1 starting getting the update on December 10 after a few days of arriving as internal builds on Nokia 7.1 and a few others. The update bearing version number V4.08B weighing at 1274.7MB was awarded in a staged manager. It even picked up November and December patches along the way. Download it here.
Nokia 7 Plus
Update: As scheduled, Nokia 7 Plus starting getting the Android 10 upgrade in the first week of January 2020 bearing version number V4.10C weighing at 1422.3MB along with the December 2019 security patch. It took several days for Nokia to reach out to all Nokia 7 Plus devices across regions but that’s fairly common in staged rollouts.
Update: In the first week of January, Nokia had already pushed several phones with the latest Android 10 updates and the stride continued. The Nokia 6.1 received its share of Android 10 upgrade bearing version number V4.10C weighing at 144.3MB which is similar to that of Nokia 6.1 Plus and 7 Plus. As a staged rollout subjecting to regions and other factors, the update took a few days to weeks to roll out. Fast forward to April, the update has reached the UK followed by devices in Chile on May 5 among other places.
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Update: After much hold up even after an initial internal build was released a few months back following a hands-on video on Nokia 5.1 Plus running on Android 10 beta, the stable finally arrived on Nokia 5.1 Plus on May 19th which is eventually as per the schedule. The first wave commenced on May 19 and ended on May 24 followed by a second wave of updates starting on May 28 ending in almost two weeks after that.
Update: Nokia 5.1 or Nokia X5 is slated to get the Android 10 upgrade in Q2 2020 i.e. between April and June although the update is still nowhere to be seen. It is speculated to arrive in July although you will have to wait to know more about it.
Update as of 1st September: Nokia 3.1 is now getting another update with the latest August 2020 security patch. However, it is based on Android 9.0 Pie and thus, Android 10 is still far from Nokia 3.1. It remains to be seen when exactly Nokia launches the Android 10 update on Nokia 3.1 given the fact that it is an Android One device. Here’s the link to upgrade.
Update as of October 8: Nokia 3.1 was earlier scheduled to get Android 10 in Q2 2020. Turns out the update has already started as of October 7.As per the Nokia staff member, the update has already reached 10% of users and it will reach 50% by Oct 10 followed by 100% users by October 12. The update is airborne so you will have to wait for it to arrive on your device. [Source]
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Update: Nokia 3.1 Plus was originally slated to get bumped to Android 10 by the end of Q1 2020 and the beginning of Q2 2020. With all said and done, Nokia 3.1 Plus users finally started intercepting the upgrade starting May 13 reaching 100% units in the approved markets by May 18th in its first wave. This includes software version number V3.15H. This is followed by the second wave of rollout that commenced on May 27 ending a week later although a simultaneously June 2020 Android Pie update has also arrived on some units. Thus, there’s still a lot of devices that are still awaiting Android 10 on 3.1 Plus. Download it here.
Update (May 2020): The Android 10 on Nokia 3.1 Plus is going through a rough patch given the fact that the upgrade is full of bugs. This month alone, we got tonnes of complaints of users who were able to upgrade to Android 10 and those who were able to update to Android 10. The update was rolled out via OTA and you can click here to download it although you might face issues post-update.
Update as of August 19: When asked if the Nokia 3.1 will get an Android 10 upgrade, Nokia Mobile India Twitter handles confirmed that the update is in the pipeline and will reach users soon. There’s no ETA available around the update but at least the update will arrive for sure. [Source]
Update as of August 26: As of now, there are two groups of Nokia 3.1 Plus users. One with Android 10 and another without Android 10 who are currently running on Android 9.0. Nokia actually halted the Android 10 upgrade citing many stability issues and bugs. Although it has since released a few security patches with the latest being June 2020, there’s no ETA on when Nokia 3.1 Plus will get Android 10 for those who haven’t upgraded it. You can try installing the Android 10 version that was available earlier although user discretion is required. [Download it here]
Update as of 1st September: Nokia 3.1 Plus is yet to get Android 10 upgrade. Turns out Nokia is sending out yet another update to the device, however, it is a security patch on top of Android 9.0 Pie which could be disappointing for users awaiting Android 10 on their devices. You can download the firmware here and manually flash it or you can wait for the OTA update to arrive.
Update as of November 20: Nokia 3.1 Plus intercepted a software update based on Android 10 discouraging users from receiving over-the-air software updates. Apparently, Nokia has shared a post fixing the issue once and for all. The users are required to keep their phones upgraded to version 00WW_3_15H or 00WW_31_5H_SP01. Here’s how you can do it about.
Update: Nokia 2.3 is already running on Android 10 after it received its share of the update starting April 22 when the first wave of devices getting Android 10 bearing software version number V5.120 was notified. It was a staged rollout with the first wave starting April 22 followed by the second wave that commenced on May 15. Tap here to download.
Update: According to a revised Android 10 roadmap, the Nokia 2.1 was slated to receive Android 10 by mid-Q2 2020 i.e. between April and June. However, a recent update received on Nokia 2.1 packs in a June 2020 security patch for Android 9.0 Pie weighing at 110.9MB via OTA update. This is a bit of let down given the fact that it should have intercepted Android 10 by now. Well, we will have to wait for more information about it.
The last device in this list is the Nokia 2V which is a Go edition device powered by Snapdragon 425 processor clubbed with 1+8GB storage and a beefy 4,000 mAh battery. The device was released earlier this year with Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition which means it will get a Go edition of Android 10 as well and we speculate that the date could be sometime in early or mid-2020.
Status: It will get Android 10 upgrade
Date: To Be Announced
Released in the Year 2018
These are the devices that were released last year which means they are very much in the scope of getting an Android 10 upgrade thanks to Nokia’s inclusion of all Android phones within the Android One program. Let us know if there are any discrepancies since Nokia has officially forwards the list of Android 10 supported Nokia devices yet.
|Nokia 3.1 Plus||It is likely to get Android 10 upgrade|
|Nokia 7.1||It is likely to get Android 10 upgrade|
|Nokia X7||It will get Android 10 upgrade|
|Nokia 5.1 Plus||It is likely to get Android 10 upgrade|
|Nokia 6.1 Plus||It is likely to get Android 10upgrade|
|Nokia X5||It is likely to get Android 10upgrade|
|Nokia 5.1||It is likely to get Android 10 upgrade|
|Nokia 3.1||It is likely to get Android 10 upgrade|
|Nokia 2.1||It is likely to get Android 10 GO upgrade|
|Nokia X6||It is likely to get Android 10 upgrade|
|Nokia 8110 4G||It doesn’t have Android|
|Nokia 1||It might get Android 10 GO upgrade|
|Nokia 8 Sirocco||It is likely to get Android 10 upgrade|
|Nokia 6.1||It is likely to get Android 10 upgrade|
|Nokia 7 Plus||It is likely to get Android 10 upgrade|
|Nokia 3310 4G||It doesn’t have Android|
|Nokia 6 Second-Generation||It will not get Android 10 upgrade|
List of Nokia Devices That Might Not Get The Upgrade
Released in the Year 2017
Note that some of the phones listed here that run on Android OS might get Android 10 although we aren’t sure about it yet.
|Nokia 7||Nokia 2||Nokia 3310 3G /Dual|
|Nokia 105 (2017)||Nokia 8||Nokia 3310|
|Nokia 3||Nokia 5||Nokia 6|
Nokia has numerous phones released in 2016 and before, however, none had Android OS and thus, I haven’t listed the devices here.
What to do if my Nokia phone isn’t getting the update?
Almost every smartphone from Nokia listed under Android One program with a release date in the two years with Android Oreo out-of-the-box is actually eligible for Android 10 now. In fact, Nokia has one of the most simplified manners in which it releases Android updates there aren’t many phones to end support unless the phone was released in 2017 even then, there will be some smartphones that will get the update.
However, if you are using an Android-powered Nokia smartphone which has already received two updates or was released way to early in 2017, you can try custom ROMs such as LineageOS or Pixel Experience, etc. You need to check if your device is supported by these custom ROMs are not and if yes, the process could be cumbersome but once installed, you can enjoy added features, functionalities and of course, an all-new user interface for sure. Hope this list of Android 10 supported Nokia devices satisfies your query.