#Android 7.1.1 update available for #Nokia 6

The Chinese version of Nokia 6 is currently getting the Android Nougat 7.1.1 Update, together with the Google Security patch for April 2017. We personally do not have the Chinese version with us, but this info was published on Twitter by two users who own the device.

Next up you can take a look at the Android 7.1.1 changelog created by Android Police. They separate the new features into 2 categories: Pixel-exclusive and overall for Android devices. Nokia devices run Pixel-like Android, so all hardware-independent features exclusive to Pixel should also be available for Nokia devices.

Pixel product-specific

  • Pixel Launcher – swipe up for all apps, new Search Box, date/weather header on home
  • Google Assistant
  • Unlimited original quality photo/video backup to Google Photos
  • Smart Storage – when storage is full, automatically removes old backed up photos/videos
  • Phone/Chat support (new support tab in settings), screen-share functionality
  • Quick switch adapter for wired setup from Android or iPhone
  • Pixel Camera:
    • Electronic Image Stabilization (“video stabilization”) 2.0
    • Pro Features
      • White Balance Presets
      • Exposure Compensation
      • AE/AF Locking
      • Viewfinder grid modes
    • HW-accelerated (on Qualcomm Hexagon coprocessor) HDR+ image processing
    • Smartburst
  • Sensor Hub processor with tightly integrated sensors (accel, gyro, mag) + connectivity (Wi-Fi, Cell, GPS)
  • Cosmetic
    • Solid navbar icons with home affordance for Assistant
    • SysUI accent color theming
    • Wallpaper picker with new wallpapers and sounds
    • New setup look and feel
    • Dynamic calendar date icon

Android Nougat 7.1

  • Night Light
  • Touch/display performance improvements
  • Moves (Fingerprint swipe down gesture – opt-in)
  • Seamless A/B system updates
  • Daydream VR mode
  • Developer features:
    • App shortcuts / shortcut manager APIs
    • Circular app icons support
    • Keyboard image insertion
    • Fingerprint sensor gesture to open/close notification shade
    • Manual storage manager Intent for apps
    • Improved VR thread scheduling
    • Enhanced wallpaper metadata
    • Multi-endpoint call support
    • Support for various MNO requirements
      • PCDMA voice privacy property
      • Source type support for Visual Voicemail
      • Carrier config options for managing video telephony
  • Manual storage manager – identifies apps and files and apps using storage

HMD promised fast updates to new versions of Android and regular security updates every month. The Company is keeping its promise and that’s great. 🙂

The global version of Nokia 6, as well as the Nokia 5, will come with Android 7.1.1 preinstalled, while the 3 will come with Android 7.0, but will be updated later, when it hits the market.

If you own a Nokia 6, did you get the Android 7.1.1 update? Tell us in the comments below.