Regardless of how much RAM it ends up having (4 GB or 8 GB), the Nokia 9 is shaping up to be a competitive flagship and, if things go well, could end up having as much impact on the Nokia brand as the recently remade 3310 did (or maybe more).
Of course they say their phones will get O. It would be pretty hilarious if all that marketing about security, OS updates and stock-Android would amount to the phones being out-of-date out-of-the-box. It'd be pretty scandalous if the promise of updates would crumble after just few months from the announcement of the phone. Now, that would have been big news and I'm sure that if the "new Nokia"/HMD would go the way of current Motorola, the tech press would write some very critical articles.
Hopefully new project Treble improves the update situation and makes it more economically viable for OEMs. Or more like, gives them less excuses to not upgrade.
The article on project Treble said, "it will come to all new devices launching with Android O preinstalled.". This article says, "Once on O, Project Treble should make future updates much quicker.".
Can anyone confirm whether Project Treble will be supported on Android O upgradeable phones too or for phones launching with Android O only.
M33, 02 Jun 2017What about Nokia 3310 (2017)? :DDude it's already 10000000 years advanced compared to Android O.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2017English isn't being aggressively taught enough either I guess?HMD staff was here apparently
The key thing here is probably how the Nokia 3 is confirmed to receive Android O.
That's a pretty big deal to me, because the 3 is a complete budget-tier device while the 5 and 6 are more like lower-tiered midrangers.
It's nice to see these types of devices get the attention from their OEMs in regards to software support, as other devices in the category usually don't receive much updates, if at all.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2017And Sc@msung still stuck at 7.0.0.... lolSo much too true bro...lol
M33, 02 Jun 2017What about Nokia 3310 (2017)? :DProbability android O really mini lol
Twatonk, 01 Jun 2017Lol that phone didnt even selling to other countriesEnglish isn't being aggressively taught enough either I guess?
But since the phones aren't even out in most countries, unless they will be upgraded to Android P, that is not a lot in terms of futureproofing.
But since Google haven't even started talk about Android P, they could not possibly announce any such information. But there is of course a risk that Andorid P will require newer hardware generations compared to what is in the Nokia 6, 5, 3.
So for their commitment to timely updates, Nokia really need to get their phones out in all markets quickly after the release of a New Android version, that way, they only need to support one further update, to have the phone supported for almost 2 years, and if they can do yet another update then that would be even better, but is usually pushing it in terms of hardware compatibility for anything, except perhaps the highest end chipsets.
Great news & another step in the right direction from HMD/Nokia.
Let's say that "at least" they "promised" that they will eventually update them with the Android O. But now (presently) it is even more important to see what Nokia has in store for us with the 9.
ByX44, 01 Jun 2017Well...no shitwhy do u h8 apple, but did they do 2 u??
Speaking of Android O, Sony should actually be the granted one to have the first smartphone released with Android O, and by first, I mean totally the first phone, a non-Google phone.
They have contributed a lot to this OS in general, mostly the audio functions that Xperias always have for all these years.
Not only those, but I wanna mention the 30 feature enhancements and 250 bug fixes to the overall OS - those things are more valuable than Samsung-added features except Split Screen (which is the only good feature that Samsung has implemented to Android).