HMD Global recently announced that both Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 users are getting the upgraded Android 9 Pie. Packed with Google’s newest software and building on the features of Android 8.0 Oreo, Android 9 Pie features artificial intelligence and machine learning to give owners a more customized and tailored experience.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1, reinforced with Android One, are the most-recent Nokia smartphones in the last month to receive Android 9 Pie after the Nokia 7 Plus. The latest upgrades come with a clean, fast user interface delivering the latest innovation from Google. Furthermore, each Android One Nokia smartphone will receive monthly security updates for a period of three years and operating system updates for two years.

Nokia 6.1 Plus

The Nokia 6.1 Plus has enjoyed unprecedented success since its launch, selling out at record speed and receiving huge praise for its all-screen design with a full HD+ 19:9 screen ratio, which allows immersive content experience. Now, with the added Android 9 Pie update, fans can try out a whole new set of features, including App Actions, an exclusive feature on Android One devices and Google Pixel phones.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. Its 3,060mAh battery is given an added boost with the introduction of Adaptive Battery, which uses deep learning to understand usage patterns and prioritizes battery power on the most important apps.

Nokia smartphones that have received the Android 9 Pie update are also among the first non-Pixel devices to receive a taste of the Digital Wellbeing Beta Preview, which is now available for testing via Google Play for devices running on Android 9 Pie.

The new Digital Wellbeing features will help encourage breaks from screen time. New functionalities include highlighting device time on the phone’s dashboard, setting time limits for app usage, and Wind Down Mode, which fades the phone to grayscale and activates Do Not Disturb at a predetermined time in the evening.

Nokia 6.1

Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform, the Nokia 6.1 is more than 60 percent faster than its predecessor. The Nokia 6.1 is also equipped with enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics, USB-C fast-charging, Nokia spatial audio, and pure, secure and up-to-date Android. Selected to join Google’s Android One family, Nokia 6.1 users can get exclusive access to App Actions, a feature available only to Android One and Google Pixel devices. App Actions helps users get things done faster by predicting their next move and displaying the right action right away. Just like the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the Nokia 6.1’s already impressive battery life is further complemented by the Adaptive Battery on Android 9 Pie.

Key features of Android 9 Pie

App Actions – Helps you get things done faster by predicting your next move and displaying the right action on your phone

Slices – Identifies relevant information from your favorite apps to make them more easily accessible when you need them

Adaptive Battery ​– Uses deep learning to understand usage patterns and prioritize 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)

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