Released in February 2017, the Nokia 3 is an entry-level phone and one of the first set of Android smartphones from HMD Global.
It has already gotten three successors – the Nokia 3.1, Nokia 3.1 Plus, and Nokia 3.2 but that doesn’t mean it has been abandoned. Juho Sarvikas, the chief product officer of HMD Global announced today that Android Pie is now rolling out to the 2-year-old device.
The Nokia 3 has modest specs – a 5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage and a 28nm MediaTek MT6737 processor. It also has an 8MP camera on each side and packs a 2630mAh battery.
The wait is over! Keeping up with our promise of 2 years of Android updates, Nokia 3 (2017) is now officially running on Android 9 Pie! Step up to Nokia smartphones, they Just Keep Getting Better! #GetSmart #Nokiamobile pic.twitter.com/Xz1JXt2Cet
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) June 3, 2019
When it launched, it ran Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and later got updated to Android Oreo. HMD Global has promised two major OS updates for its devices and so far, it has kept that promise. The Nokia 3 is one of the last of its first phones to get the update. With it out of the way, the Nokia 1 is the only device left to get the Android Pie treatment.
Android Pie brings a new navigation system, a revamped notification style, adaptive battery, adaptive brightness, and Digital Well-being.