[Update: Nokia 6.1 Plus, too] Android 9 Pie stable starts rolling out to the Nokia 6.1

It's raining Pies! Nokia 6.1 Plus upgrades to Android™ 9 Pie 

A double portion of Android 9 Pie with Nokia 6.1 and the Nokia 6.1 Plus both upgraded to Android 9 Pie within 24 hours

LONDON, UK, 31 OCTOBER: Just 24 hours after upgrading Nokia 6.1 to Android 9 Pie, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, dished up another serving of the latest OS – this time on Nokia 6.1 Plus. Starting today, Nokia 6.1 Plus users will get upgraded to Android 9 Pie in open markets*.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus reinforced with Android One, is the third Nokia smartphone in the last month to receive Android 9 Pie. The Nokia 6.1 Plus upgrade comes as part of HMD Global's promise to continue to deliver pure, secure and up-to-date Android. With a clean, fast UI delivering the latest innovation from Google. Furthermore, each Android One Nokia smartphone will receive monthly security updates for a period of three years, and OS updates for two years.

HMD Global, Chief Product Marketing Officer, Juho Sarvikas, said: "Nokia smartphones continue to get better with time, thanks to our commitment to providing our fans with pure, secure and up to date Android. From monthly security updates, and OS updates for two years, our fans can also take advantage of all the fine details we test in our beta labs programme to really get the most out of the latest Android."

The Nokia 6.1 Plus has enjoyed unprecedented success since its launch at the end of August, selling out at record speed and receiving huge praise for its all-screen design with full HD+ 19:9 screen ratio, which allows an impressive immersive content experience. Now, with the added Android 9 Pie update, fans can try out a whole new set of features, including App Actions – an exclusive feature to Android One devices and Google Pixel phones.

Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is faster than ever and with the introduction of Adaptive Battery its already impressive 3060 mAh battery is given an added boost with the update using deep learning to understand usage patterns and prioritise battery power on the most important apps.

Owners of any Nokia smartphone updated to Android 9 Pie, can also be amongst the first non-Pixel devices to receive a taste of the Digital Wellbeing Beta Preview which is now available for testing via Google Play for devices running Android 9 Pie.

The new Digital Wellbeing features will help encourage breaks from screen time. New functionalities include highlighting device time on the phone's Dashboard, the ability to set time limits for app usage and Wind Down Mode which fades the phone to grayscale and activates 'Do Not Disturb' at a predetermined time in the evening.

Key features of Android 9 Pie

  • App Actions – Helps you get things done faster by predicting your next move and displaying the right action on your phone
  • Slices – Identifies relevant information of your favourite apps to make them more easily accessible when you need them
  • Adaptive Battery ​– Uses deep learning to understand usage patterns and prioritise battery power on important apps
  • Adaptive Brightness ​– Automatically adapts phone brightness by learning from your interactions
  • New system navigation​ – Features a single home button that provides intelligent predictions and suggestions (user enabled) 

Digital Wellbeing features available from Autumn 2018

  • Dashboard – Highlights screen time and phone usage including how many times device has been unlocked and number of notifications received
  • App Timers ​– Set time limits on app usage
  • Wind Down and Do Not Disturb​ – Set a daily schedule to get your phone ready for bed. Your screen fades to Grayscale, while Do Not Disturb silences notifications for a restful sleep. You can activate Do Not Disturb anytime you want to disconnect.

Join the Digital Wellbeing beta labs roll out by visiting the Nokia beta labs and register yourself for the update.

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