Update as of April 12: Keeping the latest update in mind, it is now certain that Nokia is gearing up to release Android 11 on a bucketload of devices. In an Q&A session with the head of marketing at HMD Global Adam Ferguson, he stated that the Android 11 will be released on many Nokia smartphones in April 2021. Apparently, when asked about why the Android 11 rollout is delayed on Nokia smartphones, Adam mentioned that they weren’t a part of the Android 11 Developer Program and that is the reason why the users had to wait for the updates to arrive on their Nokia devices.
Update as of March 31: Nokia has finally taken it to the Telegram channel by the name Nokia OTA Repository where it has mentioned the devices running out of software update period. Apparently, Nokia 1, Nokia 6.1. Nokia 7 Plus will no longer get security patches from April 2021 which also means that there won’t be any Android upgrades as well. Here, Nokia has mentioned that the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 7.1 will stop getting the security patches in August 2021 and November 2021 respectively as well which means their Android upgrades will cease to arrive if not by that time.
This doesn’t come as a surprise as Nokia is one of the few smartphone makers that have stood with their 3-years of the software update and 2 years of major OS upgrades i.e. 2 major upgrades. With that being said, many Nokia smartphones have already run their courses i.e. the ones mentioned above, and thus, it seems logical that Nokia will disconnect them from the software development cycle after such a long time.
Update as of February 3: An updated timeline for Nokia devices to get Android 11 was recently spotted on the internet. According to the same, Nokia 8.3 5G, Nokia 2.2, Nokia 5.3, Nokia 8.1 have either already received the Android 11 update or will get it as the timeline says between Q4 2020 to Q1 2021. Next up, Nokia 1.3, Nokia 2.4, Nokia 2.3, Nokia 3.4, and Nokia 4.2 are slated to get the update in Q1 2021 i.e. between January and March this year. This will be followed by Nokia 3.2, Nokia 7.2, and Nokia 6.2 between the period of Q1 to Q2 2021.
Finally, the Nokia 1 Plus and Nokia 9 Pureview will intercept the Android 11 based update in Q2 2021 which is between April to June 2021.
#2: According to the latest information posted by Juho Sarvikas who is the CPO at HMD Global, Nokia according to Counterpoint Research did mention Nokia which has the fastest portfolio wide deployment of both Android 9 and 10. Now the company is working towards scoring a hat trick with Android 11 as the update is being released on plenty of devices with Nokia 8.3 5G already intercepting the same. The Nokia 8.1, Nokia 5.3, and Nokia 2.2 will join the wagon soon.
Update as of November 6: Nokia already shared the Android 11 roadmap that its smartphones will be followed. So far, the Nokia 5.3 has been spotted running on Android 11 although internally as it was updated on Geekbench. Nokia 8.3 5G arrived with the tag ‘Android 11 ready’ and yet to no avail.
Nokia’s Android 11 roadmap dictates that the Nokia 8.3 5G, 8.1, 5.3, and 2.2 will get the update between Q4 2020 and Q1 2021 which gives us a broad window to look out for. According to the reports, Nokia might not be able to push out updates according to the standards of Android One. Nokia wasn’t a part of the Android 11 beta program and has been unavailable even after the Android 11 launched in early September and it has already been two months. Stick to this section as we update it whenever there’s any development in the Nokia Android 11 space.
From this post, you could get hold of the Nokia Android 11 Update Tracker and its supported device list. While the OEM is no longer the powerhouse that it once used to be, yet it still has managed to perform quite well in this highly competitive domain. Although brand loyalty could be one factor, that isn’t the only one. On the hardware front, its devices have an exceptional build quality. Then it isn’t short on the software side as well, offering you the cleanest stock experience in the form of Android One.
Furthermore, the fact it’s soon to join the Android 11 bandwagon, and there’s plenty to cheer about. Talking about which, Google recently announced the stable build of its latest iteration of Android. In this regard, we have already seen some commendable progress by the likes of OnePlus, Samsung, Xiaomi, among others. And now, you could add the Finnish OEM to this list as well. With that said, this guide will discuss in detail about the Nokia Android 11 Update Tracker and the devices that are part of this family.
- 1 Android 11: What’s New
- 2 Nokia Android 11 Update Tracker: Supported Devices
- 2.1 Nokia X10
- 2.2 Nokia X20
- 2.3 Nokia G10
- 2.4 Nokia G20
- 2.5 Nokia C10
- 2.6 Nokia C20
- 2.7 Nokia 8.3 5G
- 2.8 Nokia 5.3
- 2.9 Nokia 9 PureView
- 2.10 Nokia 7.2
- 2.11 Nokia 6.2
- 2.12 Nokia 3.4
- 2.13 Nokia 2.4
- 2.14 Nokia 2.3
- 2.15 Nokia 2.2
- 2.16 Nokia 4.2
- 2.17 Nokia 3.2
- 2.18 Nokia 8.1
- 2.19 Nokia 1 Plus
- 2.20 Nokia 7.1
- 2.21 Nokia 7 Plus
- 2.22 Nokia 6.1
- 2.23 Nokia 6.1 Plus
- 3 Release Date
Android 11: What’s New
There are a plethora of new features in the latest offering from the Silicon Valley giants. To begin with, you now get a separate conversation section in the notification shade. Likewise, there’s the addition of a One Time Permission set and a native screen recorder. Then you could also make use of the Chat bubbles for all your conversations or schedule dark mode based on the time of the day.
There’s also a revamped Power menu that allows you to carry out transactions via NFC or control your smart home appliances from that menu itself. Likewise, you could now pin your favorite apps to the Share sheet or directly change the output source from the Media Player. Moreover, you could now send images in notification replies as well. With so much to offer, the anticipation of the Nokia device owners is all the more justified. So without further ado, let’s make you aware of the Nokia Android 11 Update Tracker and its supported device list.
Nokia Android 11 Update Tracker: Supported Devices
Although there is no confirmed piece of information regarding the list of Android 11 supported devices by Nokia as of now, as it is still very early days of Android 11, here is a tentative list that you can go through:
The latest entrant in the X-series of smartphones from Nokia is the Nokia X10. The device gets a pledged three years of major OS and security updates unlike any others. The X10 arrives with Snapdragon 480 5G SoC on-board with 6GB/64GB, 4GB/128GB and 6GB/128GB storage configuration although it can be extended further. With a 6.67-inch LCD display, the device packs in a quad-camera setup and yes, both the devices have 5G support. Talking about the software on-board, it is Android 11 out-of-the-box.
Nokia X20 picks up a Snapdragon 480 5G chipset along with 6GB/128GB and 6GB/128GB configurations. The device sports a giant 6.67-inch LCD with a punch-hole cut-out for the front snapper along with a 64MP quad-camera setup at the back. The device runs on the latest Android 11 and pledges to get three years of major OS upgrades and security patches as well.
Nokia G10 sports a 13MP triple camera setup at the back and with a 8MP selfie shooter. The device has a Helio G25 SoC with 3/4GB RAM and a has 32/64GB storage and comes with Android 11 Go Edition out-of-the-box.
The Nokia G20 sports a 48MP quad-camera setup and is powered by a Helio G35 SoC under the hood. It has a 6.5-inch 720p+ display and has a 5,050 mAH battery under the hood. It has an Android 11 Go Edition out-of-the-box and with 2 years of OS upgrades and 3 years of security patches will be released monthly.
The Nokia C10 packs in a 6.52-inch 720p+ display with 5MP rear and a 5MP front camera. The device has a Unisoc SC7331e under the hood along with 1GB/2GB RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage. The device has a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood. The device runs on Android 11 Go Edition out-of-the-box. It has two years of quarterly updates as promised.
Nokia C20 brings along a Unisoc SC9863a SoC under the hood paired with 1GB/2GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB of storage. It has a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood and runs on the latest Android 11 Go Edition straight out-of-the-box. It comes with a promised two years of quarterly updates for the C-series smartphone.
Nokia 1.3 | Android 11 Status & Date: Eligible
Nokia C2 | Android 11 Status & Date: May or may not get Android 11
Nokia 8.3 5G
Update as of February 15: According to the latest update, the Nokia 8.3 5G iN Australia is now intercepting Android 11 in the country The incoming update bears build number 00WW_2_200 and also brings along January 2021 security patch with it.
Update as of February 23: Based on the latest information, the Nokia 8.3 5G is now receiving an Android 11 upgrade in Poland and the United Kingdom. This is the second wave of rollout and the update carries build number 00WW_2_200 You can download the firmware package here.
Update as of February 24: The Nokia 8.3 5G is now intercepting Android 11 upgrade in Romania and Czech Republic. Note that the update is being sent via OTA and thus, it is rolling out as we speak but in a batch-by-batch manner. [Source 1, 2]
Update as of January 04: As per the latest update, Nokia 5.3 was recently spotted on Geekbench running on Android 11 build. Note that Geekbench and neither Nokia has provided information on when exactly will the Android 11 arrive on Nokia 5.3 so take it lightly. [Source]
Update as of February 10: There’s news for Nokia 5.3 users as they are now intercepting a new update bearing version number 00WW_1_29D and with January 2021 security patch level. Apparently, this update isn’t based on Android 11 and thus, users will have to continue waiting for the Android 11 update to arrive. [Source]
Nokia 9 PureView
Update as of April 1: The Nokia 9 Pureview is the next in line to get Android 11 powered update in Q2 2021. Apparently, it remains to be seen exactly when the update goes on floor as Nokia hasn’t really upgraded some of the smartphones. With that being said, we will still have to wait for the update on the matter to arrive. [Source]
Update as of November 23: If you are a Nokia 7.2 user and want to try Android 11, you no longer have to wait for the official update. Rather, you can try LineageOS 18.0 based on Android 11 available for Nokia 7.2 right away. Use this link to download the firmware and flash it on your device.
Update as of April 1: Looks like Nokia 7.2 is likely to get an Android 11 flavored update in Q2 2021 since Nokia failed to meet its Q1 to Q2 2021 timeline for the update. Though Nokia is reliable when it comes to updates, there are some devices that are still waiting for their upgrade even after we just moved into Q2 so we will have to wait for more updates around the same. [Source]
Update as of November 23: The Nokia 6.2 is yet to get an Android 11 upgrade but you can still use it via a custom ROM i.e. LineageOS 18.0. It is based on Android 11 and available for download here so that you can flash it on your device right away.
Update as of April 1: It appears like Nokia failed to rollout Android 11 update on Nokia 6.2. With that being said, the Android 11 could arrive in Q2 2021 which is between April and June so we will have to wait for more updates around the Nokia 6.2 Android 11 update. [Source]
Update as of April 2: Looks like the wait for Android 11 on Nokia 3.4 is shortsighted because the HMD Global Nokia 3.4 was recently spotted on Geekbench scoring a 251 and 1138 points on single and multi-core score. Although it isn’t official but the wait for Android 11 on the device is likely about to end the update could arrive at the earliest. Even with that, we don’t have any ETA at this moment. [Source]
Update as of March 12: Well, if you are a Nokia 2.4, you must be waiting for the Android 11 update to arrive but it seems like you will have to wait a bit more. Nokia 2.4 is now receiving a February 2021 security patch weighing 25.73MB in Europe and sans Android 11 so the wait continues.[Source]
Update as of April 7: The floodgates for Android 11 on Nokia 2.3 have just opened as the company has officially announced that it is now releasing the update on its usual wave-based format. The first wave includes countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Estonia, Hong Kong, Denmark, Nepal, Norway, Macau, Laos, Latvia, Iceland, Finland, and Lithuania among others. According to the timeline, the Android 11 rollout on countries mentioned in Wave 1 will get the update where 10 percent of the units will get it immediately followed by 50 percent by April 10 and 100 percent by April 12. You can check out the announcement to know more about it.
Update as of April 20: Remember when Nokia announced Android 11 rollout for countries as a part of Wave 1 rollout? Well, turns out the Wave 1 has completed and the update is now being intercepted by users in countries that were listed on the Wave 1 countries. This includes South Africa, Poland, and Brazil at the moment. The incoming update has a 1.25GB size and has V3.220 software version number on it. Nokia is one of the few companies that pays close attention towards rolling out updates on units across the globe in a matter of days rather than taking in an entire month or so. [Source]
Update as of February 10: According to the latest information, the Android 11 SDK for Nokia 2.2 has been spotted on Google Play Console. This indicates that the smartphone manufacturer is actually working on an Android 11 build for Nokia 2.2. [Source]
Update as of February 16: According to the information that we have now, the Nokia 2.2 is now intercepting a new update with download package size of 20.08MB although there’s no Android 11 yet. Users will have to wait for some more time to get their hands on the update. [Source]
Update as of April 13: Based on the latest information, the Nokia 2.2 is now intercepting Android 11 and it has already begun as a part of the first wave that includes 24 countries. The firmware weighs at 1.2GB and March 2021 security patch with it. Note that there’s a second and a third wave of rollout that will be released subsequently as well.
The 24 countries includes Cambodia, Thailand, Sweden, Slovakia*, Czech Republic*, Denmark, Greece*, Estonia, Hungary*, Malaysia, Montenegro*, Myanmar, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Laos, Indonesia, Iceland, Philippines, Poland*, Romania*, and Vietnam. Note that the countries marked with “*” symbol are although getting the Android 11 update but are limited to some specific telecom carriers only.
Update as of February 25: Looks like Nokia 4.2 is now intercepting yet another security patch i.e. February 2021 security patch and it is still based on Android 10. The Android 11 is still elusive on the device. [Source]
Update as of April 10: Looks like Nokia is now releasing Android 11 update on Nokia 4.2. The update arriving with version number 3.150 has a download size of 1.5GB and it is rolling out with a March security patch on-board. According to the said timeline, the Nokia 4.2 will be released across the globe except Uzbekistan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Israel, Russia, Mongolia, Romania (Orange RO), USA (T-Mobile), Poland (Orange PL, Plus, PLAY), Czech Republic (O2 CZ), Colombia (Movistar Colombia, Claro Colombia), and Chile (WOM, Claro Chile, Movistar Chile, and Entel Chile). As usual, the update will reach all the units by April 12 without fail. [Source]
Update as of February 25: The Nokia 3.2 is still to pick up Android 11 update and yet, it has received yet another security patch i.e. February 2021 security patch with it weighing at 15MB. The Android 11 update on the device is still elusive. [Source]
Update as of March 24: Nokia is now releasing Android 11 update on Nokia 3.2 as a part of its first wave of the rollout. This includes rollout in countries that are Macau, Macedonia, Lithuania, Lebanon, Latvia, Laos Jordan, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Albania, Denmark, Georgia, Iceland, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Iran, Finland, Egypt, and Estonia.
After rolling out in these countries, the Android 11 on Nokia 3.2 will be released further in Montenegro, Moldova, Malaysia, Nepal, Norway, Philippines, Sweden, Vietnam, Ukraine, Thailand, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, and Serbia. As per the rollout schedule, 10 percent of the units will get the Android 11 update instantly. It will be followed by a total of 50 percent of units by March 26th followed by 100 percent by March 28 thereby concluding the first wave of rollout. [Source]
Update as of January 04: It looks like Nokia is testing an Android 11 build on Nokia 8.1 as it was recently spotted on Geekbench running the same. It does confirm that Android 11 build for Nokia 8.1 is near but it doesn’t gives any hint on when it will arrive officially. [Source]
Update as of January 26: According to the latest information available, the Nokia 8.1 is now intercepting a new software update with January 2021 security patch with it. Note that this isn’t a major upgrade and thus, Nokia 8.1 is still waiting for the Android 11 build. [Source]
Update as of March 9: Nokia 8.1 arrived with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and has since received Android 10 as well. Talking about Android 11 on Nokia 8.1, when asked about the incoming update and ETA, the company said that the update is scheduled to arrive in Belgium and the Netherlands this month. Since we are already 1/3rd into the month of March, users won’t have to wait too much to get their hands on the update for sure. [Source]
Update as of March 22: Nokia 8.1 devices are now getting upgraded to yet another security patch which remains elusive of Android 11 at the time of its arrival. The update coming with a download size of 32.41MB has been spotted on Nokia 8.1 5G and it is rolling out via OTA as usual. This means that even though we are basically a week away from stepping in Q2 2021 which essentially means the timeframe to get hands on Android 11 on Nokia 8.1 is also ending soon. Thus, users might have to wait some more time when a sound Android 11 update arrives on the 5G variant. [Source]
Update as of April 7: It’s just a Nokia thing. Apparently, the Nokia 8.1 is now getting upgraded to Android 11 following the Nokia 2.3 that got the much-needed upgrade. The information comes from official Nokia forums where an announcement coming from officials has appeared. According to the update, the Android 11 on Nokia 8.1 will be released in waves as usual. The first wave includes countries such as India, Malaysia, Macau, Bangladesh, Philippines, Nepal, Hong Kong, Singapore among others.
Apparently, we don’t know which security patch is now available. As per the rollout statistics, the 10 percent of units in the mentioned markets will get the update immediately followed by 50 percent by April 10th and 100 percent by April 12th. Although it is a delayed rollout since Nokia 8.1 was originally scheduled for rollout in Q1 2021, it is still in time. [Source]
Nokia 1 Plus
Update as of April 1: The Nokia 1 Plus are scheduled to get upgraded to Android 11 in Q2 2021 as per Nokia’s Android 11 roadmap. It remains to be seen when it will arrive though since Nokia failed to roll out Android 11 to some of the devices promised in Q1 2021. The Q2 is from April to June 2021 so expect it to arrive in some time if at all Nokia meets its promise. [Source]
Update as of November 23: If you are a Nokia 7.1 user waiting for Android 11, a custom ROM based on Android 11 is available right away. Use this link to download the LineageOS 18.0 based on Android 11 for Nokia 7.1.
Update as of April 15: Well, surprisingly enough, a Nokia 7.1 unit has been spotted on Geekbench running on Android 11. Given the fact that Nokia 7.1 has already received its promised two major Android OS upgrades and unless Nokia pulls off a Samsung move here, the hops of getting the Android 11 on Nokia 7.1 are slim. [Source]
Nokia 7 Plus
Update as of November 23: Well, if you don’t want to wait for the actual Android 11 update to arrive on your Nokia 7 Plus, you can upgrade it via a custom ROM which is now available. Check out LineageOS 18.0 based on Android 11 for Nokia 7 Plus. Click here to download the firmware and flash on your phone.
Update as of November 23: Apparently, if you are a Nokia 6.1 user, you can upgrade to Android 11 via custom ROM i.e. LineageOS 18.0. You can click here to download the firmware and flash it on your device.
Nokia 6.1 Plus
Update as of September 19: As of now, Nokia 6.1 Plus is no longer Android 11 supported and it won’t get the update. But hey, there are plenty of custom ROMs available for download such as this one from XDA Developer member Raghu Varma who has developed POSP v11.0.0_r3 for Nokia 6.1 Plus. Note that it is still under testing and thus, there may be many bugs to fix in the later updates. Tap here to download it.
Update as of November 23: Those who are waiting for the Android 11 upgrade on Nokia 6.1 Plus, can actually tap here to download Android 11-based LineageOS 18.0 which is a custom ROM available for the 6.1 Plus users.
Nokia C1 | Android 11 Status & Date: May or may not get Android 11
Nokia 3.1 C | Android 11 Status & Date: May or may not receive Android 11
Nokia X71 | Android 11 Status & Date: Eligible
Note that the upcoming devices that are due to release this year will also be added to this list. So, stay tuned.
Nokia has officially announced the Android 11 update release dates for all its confirmed smartphones. Note that the Android 11 update will be pushed for the devices throughout 2021. To start off, Nokia 1.3, 4.2, 2.3, 2.4, and 3.4 will get Android 11 update in Q1 of 2021. Between Q1-Q2 2021, Nokia 3.2, 7.2, and 6.2 will be updated. In Q2 2021, Nokia 1 Plus and Nokia 9 PureView will be updated. And lastly, in Q4 2021, Nokia 2.2, Nokia 5.3, and Nokia 8.1 will be getting an Android 11 update. Here is the official roadmap image.