This is April, and if you own a Nokia phone that is yet to get the Android ten update, you should be excited. According to HMD Global’s rollout schedule, a total of seven devices should get the update this month. Last week, the Nokia 7.2, which is one of the phones on the list, got updated. Today, it is the turn of the Nokia 3.2.
The Nokia 3.2 was announced last June as an affordable budget phone. The Android One device ran Android Pie out of the box, so this is its first major OS upgrade. Based on Nokia’s promise of 2 years of Android OS upgrades, the Nokia 3.2 should get Android 11 next year.
The Android ten update, which comes in at 1.3GB, brings new features such as Dark Mode, Smart Reply, new gesture navigation, and additional controls for privacy and location. It also comes with March 2020’s security patch.
Nokia says this is a staged rollout. The first wave of countries to get it to include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cambodia, and twenty more other countries. The press release says 10% of the approved markets should get the update today, 50% should get it by April 10, and 100% of the countries in the first wave should get it by April 12. There will be a second wave of countries for the update later.
Going by HMD Global’s release schedule, the Nokia 3.2 should get a successor next month or in June. The device should arrive as the Nokia 3.3.
Other Nokia devices expected to get the Android 10 update soon include the Nokia 2.3, the Nokia 4.2, the Nokia 6.2, the Nokia 3.1 Plus, and the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Do note that the update may as well not arrive in the order listed above.
According to the post shared by Nokia and Sarvikas, “10 percent” of the listed 32 countries will receive the Android ten update starting Tuesday, April 7.
“50 percent by April 10 and on the April 12, 100 percent of these approved markets will have received Android 10,” the company added.
Countries part of the first wave are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Cambodia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Kazakhstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherland, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
With the Android ten update, Nokia 3.2 users can now enjoy features such as enhanced privacy and security settings, dark mode, smart reply, Focus mode, etc. As per an updated screenshot shared by a user, the update also includes the March security patch.
To recall, Nokia 3.2 that was launched in India in May 2019, is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SoC and packs 4,000mAh battery. The phone also came in 2GB and 3GB RAM units and was shipped with Android 9 Pie.
Earlier in March, Nokia had also released a roadmap that showed the list of Nokia smartphones to receive the Android ten update in the second quarter of 2020. Apart from Nokia 3.2, other phones that are yet to receive an Android ten update in 2020 Q2 are Nokia 2.3, the Nokia 4.2, the Nokia 7.2, the Nokia 6.2, the Nokia 3.1 Plus, and Nokia 8 Sirocco.