The two Nokia models are among the first smartphones globally to roll out the Android 9 Pie 

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the roll out of Android 9 Pie
on EISA’s Consumer Smartphone of the Year, the Nokia 7 Plus. Fans in Malaysia will start to receive Android 9 Pie on their Nokia 7 Plus in phases throughout October 2018 while users of the Nokia 6.1 Plus have started receiving the update through Nokia phones beta labs. Early adopters will be able to provide direct feedback to Android after testing the beta version of the new update.

Packed with Google’s intuitive software, and only the most essential apps loaded, the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus serve up Android 9 Pie with no bloatware, skins UI changes or hidden processes eating up your battery life. This upgrade builds upon the strong features of Android 8.0 Oreo™,and focuses on a more tailored experience with emphasis on AI, machine learning, and digital well being.

The Nokia 7 Plus powered by Android 9 Pie creates the most efficient Nokia smartphone yet.Advances in machine learning and AI features - such as Adaptive Battery and App Actions - ensure smarter resourcing of power and processing,bringing about an accelerated smartphone functionality.

For the Nokia 6.1 Plus, which was launched in Malaysia recently, users can try out these set of features by registering yourself on Nokia phones beta labs.

Vijay Thangavelu, Country Manager (Malaysia and Myanmar), HMD Global, said: “We are excited to announce that the much anticipated Android 9 Pie update is now available on the Nokia 7 Plus whereas Nokia 6.1 Plus users now have access to the beta version. While the update is scheduled to roll out to all other Nokia Android One models in the upcoming months, we are delivering our promise for our consumers to receive pure, secure, and up-to-date Android on Nokia smartphones. Android 9 Pie puts AI at the core of the operating system with added focus on intelligence simplicity and digital well being. We believe this update will add value to the everyday lives of our consumers.”

As part of the Android One family, the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus will introduce App Actions – a new feature unique  to Android One devices and Google Pixel phones running Android 9 Pie.App Actions learns more about your daily usage and assists you with your everyday tasks. Your Nokia smartphone will predict and recommend your next action at the moment it is needed the most -whether it is business, music or lifestyle.     

The Nokia 7Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus are optimised to extract every bit of juice from the already powerful battery. With Adaptive Battery, Android 9 Pie uses deep learning to understand patterns in phone usage and prioritises battery power for apps that are important to you. 

As well as smart technology advances,the new update will come with added Digital Well being features to help encourage breaks from screen time.New functionalities include highlighting device time on your Dashboard, the ability to set time limits for app usage and Wind Down Mode which fades your phone to gray scale and activates Do Not Disturb at a predetermined time in the evening. Nokia smartphones have long encouraged digital downtime - with the inclusion of Nokia 3310 and 8110 to our range - supporting time off from scrolling.


Helps you get things done faster by predicting your next move and displaying the right action on your phone 
Identifies relevant information of your favourite apps to make them more easily accessible when you need them
Adaptive Battery
Uses deep learning to understand usage patterns and prioritises battery power on important apps
Adaptive Brightness
Automatically adapts phone brightness by learning from your interactions with different settings
New System Navigation
Features a single home button that provides intelligent predictions and suggestions (user enabled)


·         Dashboard – Highlights screen time and phone usage including how many times device has been unlocked and number of notifications received
·        App Timers ​– Set time limits on app usage

·     Wind Down and Do Not Disturb​– Set a daily schedule to get your phone ready for bed. Your screen fades to Gray scale, while Do Not Disturb silences notifications for a restful sleep. You  can activate Do Not Disturb anytime you want to disconnect.

Keep up to date with HMD Global by following our official Facebook page at @NokiamobileMY.

Nokia smartphone Android Oreo™ and Android 9 Pie upgrade dates

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, officially launches
1st December 2016
First Nokia Android smartphone, the Nokia 6, is announced
8th January 2017
Nokia phones beta labs goes live
25th October 2017
Nokia 8
Beta labs 8.0
25th Oct 2017
Beta labs 8.1
23rd Jan 2018
24th Nov 2017
13th Feb 2018
Nokia 6
Beta labs 8.0
19th Dec 2017
30th Jan 2018
28th Mar 2018
Nokia 5
Beta labs 8.0
12th Dec 2017
30th Jan 2018
28th Mar 2018
Nokia 3
Beta labs 8.0
26th Feb 2018
11th April 2018
Nokia 7 Plus
Android developer preview  (Android 9)
08th May 2018
Nokia 7 Plus
Android 9 Pie
28thSeptember 2018

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