Nokia 8.1 users get a software upgrade to Android 10

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has  announced that the Nokia 8.1 will now begin receiving the latest Android operating system, Android 10. With Android 10 upgrade arriving on the Nokia 8.1 Plus, users will have access to the latest features from Google. This software update is proof to HMDs promise that the Nokia Smartphones keep getting better with time.

Android 10 brings a host of impressive new features to the Nokia 8.1 users, including Dark theme, Gesture Navigation, Live Captions and more. The Nokia 8.1 will officially be operating on a new level.

Key features of Android 10

  • Modes – Android 10 comes with two new innovative features to help you get things done faster and easier. When it is time to concentrate on a task, Focus mode is there to pause the apps that you find distracting. The Dark theme swaps the interface colours for darker tones making it easier on your eyes when using your phone in low lighting.
  • Smart Reply – On-device machine learning means that your phone gets better the more you use it. The Smart Reply feature predicts what you will type next and even suggests responses directly in notifications. Smart Reply now also suggests relevant actions, like using Google Maps to locate an address that you receive in a message.
  • Security and Privacy – You can manage all of your privacy settings from one place. Web & App Activity, Location History and Ad Settings are all in the Privacy menu, which now lives at the very top of your phone’s Settings. Control exactly when your location is shared with apps: always, once, while app is in use, or never. You also get a reminder when apps are accessing your location, helping you always stay in control of the data accessed on your phone.
  • Gesture Navigation – Android 10 takes the system navigation introduced with Android 9 Pie and makes it even more intuitive. With smarter, more convenient gestures, you can navigate backwards and forwards, pull up the home screen, and swipe up to see open apps. Everything on your phone becomes easier to navigate.

Nokia smartphones are always getting better. With 2 years of software upgrades and 3 years of monthly security updates, HMD Global is commitment to delivering on this promise means that HMD Global rank highest for software updates and security.

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