Nokia’s punctuality in pushing software updates is always unbeatable. Every month each smartphone from the Finnish OEM receives its share of update at the right time. Normally, we notice other smartphone makers give priority to their flagships when it comes to releasing security patches. However, with Nokia, you will never see such device-specific prioritizations. Yes, the system updates are an entirely different story. Though the OEM follows a software update roadmap, it promptly covers flagships as well as budget smartphones.
Talking of updates, the Nokia 8.1 is currently receiving the December 2019 security patch update. This latest update is based on Android 10. Nokia 8.1 was one of the first devices from Nokia to receive the 2019 Android OS update. The December 2019 patch is currently rolling in multiple regions including India. Apart from the security level step-up, no other separate updates are present in the official changelog.
December 2019 security patch is already moving over-the-air. It should automatically find its way into your respective Nokia 8.1 However, sometimes the automatic updates get delayed. So, those users who don’t like to wait, can check for the update in their device Settings app. Go to Settings > System > tap on Check for Updates. Use Wi-Fi to download and install the update. Also, before installing the new December patch, make sure to charge the battery of your device well enough. You definitely do not want your smartphone to run out of juice amidst the software installation.
So, watch out for the December update for Nokia 8.1. Install it and step into the new year with an updated and secure device.