Nokia licensee HMD Global could delay the introduction of Android 11 on smartphones for which the operating system has not yet been updated. According to a report, HMD Global had previously tweeted a roadmap for its rollout plans for Android 11, but that tweet has now been deleted. Nokia has reportedly been providing operating system updates to its compatible smartphones for two years and should update its smartphones by Q2 2021. HMD Global hasn’t clarified why it decided to withdraw the tweet.
HMD Global tweeted for the first time in September 2020, highlighting the roadmap for Android 11 updates for its smartphones, which ran through the second quarter of 2021. However, the company later removed the tweet and gave no clarification on how to withdraw that tweet. The tweet was saved by Neowin and reported by the Android police. The first Nokia smartphone to receive the Android 11 update was Nokia 8.3 5G. Nokia 2.2 is the latest device to receive the Android 11 update. There is no information about when any of the other listed devices will receive the update.
According to the HMD Global tweet, four smartphones should receive the update in Q4 2020 – Q1 2021, five smartphones in Q1 2021, three in Q1 – Q2 2021 and two more in Q2 2021. However, only four of 14 smartphones listed in the tweet received the update immediately.
HMD Global has not clarified the reason for the removal of the tweet, so the news should be taken with a pinch of salt as it is not clear whether plans for Android 11 rollout have changed.
In other Nokia news, HMD Global launched its true stereo wireless earbuds, Nokia Lite Earbuds, last month. The design is said to be similar to OnePlus Buds Z. With the charging case, the Nokia earbuds offer a total service life of 36 hours. It has an in-ear design and is available in black and polar sea color options. However, there is no information on the release of the wireless earbuds in India.
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