The slogan of HMD’s take on Android smartphones is “Pure, Secure and Up to date”. The “up to date” part is something many Android manufacturers have problem with, and a key selling point of all Nokia Android smartphones are new updates. Prior to the start of Nokia event in Moscow, HMD’s global marketing manager Neil Broadley stated to Android Authority that all Nokia smartphones will be upgraded to Android P, when available.
This isn’t something new, but it’s good to have things on the record. HMD already has all but one of their smartphones running Android Oreo, with that one left out being Nokia 2, that should directly get Android Oreo 8.1 in June. Promising Android P for their whole lineup (even though the oldest device is “just” 17 months old) is a bold statement in the Android world. I’m a bit worried with the increasing number of devices HMD has to take care of, but up until now they were delivering security updates and OS updates when they’re ready for devices.
The promise of Android P also includes the newly announced Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 5.1.