NokiaThe introduction of the Android 11 update is gradually picking up speed. After seeding Android 11 on such as Nokia 8.3 5G and Nokia 3.2 in recent months, the target company is now bringing the latest version of the Android operating system to Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 2.3 users. The company has announced The stable rollout for Android 11 updates for both devices via forum posts in the Nokia community.
Nokia introduces Android 11 for Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 2.3
The Android 11 update for Nokia 8.1 will be rolled out in two waves. The first wave of staged rollout begins this week and will cover users in Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Macau, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. The new software will be available for the first time to 10 percent of all Nokia 8.1 users in these regions.
Nokia wants to cover around 50 percent of the entire user base by April 10th. The Wave 1 rollout should be completed on April 12th. The company has not yet released details of the second wave of the Android 11 rollout for the Nokia 8.1. The Wave 2 will cover the rest of the markets where the phone is available. However, it is unclear when the rollout will begin.
The Nokia 2.3 is treated in a similar way with Android 11 – in two waves. Wave 1 will cover 18 countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Latvia, Laos, Lithuania, Macau, Malaysia, Nepal, Norway, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Vietnam.
As expected, Nokia is once again hoping to bring Android 11 to at least 10 percent of the total Nokia 2.3 users in these regions immediately. The rollout will cover 50 percent of users by April 10th, with Wave 1 launching on April 12th. The details of Wave 2 of the Android 11 rollout for the Nokia 2.3 are also unknown.
Nokia needs to improve the speed of its software updates
Most Nokia smartphones are part of Google’s Android One program, which promises timely updates and strong software support. However, the Finnish company was anything but “on time” with the rollout of Android 11. More than six months after Android 11 was released, so far only four Nokia phones have chosen the new software.
The company has set a few big ambitions after a successful return to the smartphone industry under HMD Global. However, if it still does not live up to expectations, it may struggle to find enough buyers in the years to come.
Nokia has at least ten other models waiting to get Android 11, according to the company official roadmap. Hopefully more devices will pick up the new update sooner rather than later.