Nokia phones from HMD Global come with some of the cleanest Android builds around, but that still does not make it the quickest company to upgrade its smartphones. As the company posted and then removed a roadmap on when we can expect the new software to reach the Nokia lineup, with the last phones expected to get the update in Q2 2021, it looks like the same will be true for the Android 11 launch.
Fortunately, the tweet was saved by Neowin, who first came forward with the news that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. It looks like phones from the last two years are on board, as with recent Android update updates, which is the cut-off date that Nokia normally promises with newly launched phones.
The majority of Nokia smartphones are Android One smartphones with a 2-year Android OS update pledge assured. Therefore, if a Nokia phone is released with Android Pie or Android 10, Android 11 will be updated when it is available.
Given this, here is a list of Nokia phones and the version of the Android OS with which they were released. Ideally, these Nokia phones should get Android 11 updates, unless HMD faces problems with them after checking Android 11.
Nokia phones with the upcoming Android 11 upgrade
October, November and December (Q4 2020)
- Nokia 2.2
- Nokia 5.3
- Nokia 8.3
January, March, and February (Q1-Q2 2021)
- Nokia 1.3
- Nokia 2.3
- Nokia 2.4
- Nokia 3.2
- Nokia 3.4
- Nokia 4.2
- Nokia 6.2
- Nokia 7.2
April, May, and June (Q2 2021)
- Nokia 1 plus
- Nokia 9 Pureview
Android phones from Nokia come with the Android One. Introduced by Google in 2014, the OS offers an affordable price for the stock Android experience. Originally, Google expected to deliver faster Android updates and Android One security updates, but it’s clear that it’s not happening, particularly in the queue with OnePlus and Xiaomi.