[This story was originally published on November 9th 2020 and is last modified on November 23rd 2020]
Since 2017, Nokia smartphones powered by Android/Android One/Android Go are always one of the first devices (if not only after Google Pixel lineup) who gets monthly updates. According to this report, October 2020 security patch update has already started to rollout for Nokia 8.1 but the problem is, owners of this mid-range smartphone are not getting it in India.
As of now, it is only available in select countries like Egypt & users from other markets including India are still having their Nokia 8.1 on September 2020 update or even older. We have attached some tweets below where users are complaining about the same to Nokia Mobile:
Is it really started to rollout?
For sure it is but only for select countries. Here’s is screenshot from Nokia’s official website which confirms the update:
What could be reason for delay?
Most of the time, all smartphone brands (who care about their customers) gives software updates in 2 or more phases. It depends on locations & some other important approvals. Not getting an October 2020 security update on scheduled time is definitely not a good news for Nokia 8.1 users but may be Nokia Mobile had some issues to rollout it in India.
You can expect it to arrive in the coming days but we don’t know exactly when.
Update (November 17th): As per a new report November 2020 security patch has now started to rollout for Nokia 8.1 users across several markets like Egypt & Uganda but users in India are still waiting for the same.
Update (November 23rd): Great news guys. November 2020 security patch is now rolling out for Nokia 8.1 users in India. It is around 8 MB in size:
Just pick your Nokia 8.1 & check for the system update in the settings.
Important Note: With the above story we do not claim any device is bad or comes with a lot of issues, as there is no perfect smartphone in the world. Our intentions are not to defame any brand, product or its services. The Mobile Query works completely based on user’s reviews which they are complaining on social media platforms.
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