Nokia 3, the entry-level Android smartphone from HMD Global has finally received the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. Lately, we told that the device will get the update by the end of August but it has come after a considerable delay.
After receiving the Nougat update, there appear to be some notable visual changes and new features as well. According to a report by Android Police, the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update that is being rolled out to the Nokia 3 measures 748.3MB in size. The update will bring user interface enhancements and improved system stability. As it is huge, we recommend the Nokia 3 users to download and install the update via Wi-Fi. Also, make sure the device is backed up in order to ensure the safety of the data stored in it.
In one of the previous reports citing the tweet posted by Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer at HMD, the Nokia 3 Android 7.1.1 Nougat update was claimed to be approved after the testing. The update was said to be rolled out in phases across the global markets. Eventually, not all users of the smartphone will receive it immediately.
Besides the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, the Nokia 3 will also receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update that is the recent one to have been released by Google. One of the recent reports tipped that not only the Nokia 3 but all the Nokia Android smartphones launched so far including the Nokia 8, Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 will receive the Android Oreo update by the end of this year. Also, these smartphones will get the Android P update that will be rolled out next year. We say so as HMD confirmed that the Nokia phones will come with two years of OS update support.
When it comes to the Nokia 3's availability in India, the smartphone is priced at Rs. 9,499. Though it was launched as an offline exclusive device, it is available via a few online retailer such as Croma at the same price.