[Update: Feb. 10] Nokia 8.3, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 2.2, & Nokia 5.3 Android 11 update status: What we know so far


New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 06, 2020) follows:

There are several Nokia devices that are eligible for Android 11. Among them Nokia 8.3, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 2.2, and Nokia 5.3.

While Nokia has officially shared the Android 11 update roadmap, it is unclear when exactly the latest OS update will start rolling out.


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It must be noted that Nokia 8.3 5G is labeled as “Android 11 ready” by the OEM and it is expected to be the very first device to bag the latest OS update.

However, looking at how Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 got upgraded to Android 10, it is hard to believe that Nokia 8.3 5G is going to get the said update anytime soon.


Nokia 8.3 5G

As per the official Nokia Android 11 roadmap, the Nokia 8.3 5G, 8.1, 2.2, and 5.3 are expected to get the OS update between Q4 2020 and Q1 2021.

So far, the Nokia 5.3 has been spotted running Android 11 on Geekbench while there is no such info about the rest of the aforementioned devices.

Going by the Nokia 5.3 reports, it is possible the OS update might arrive within the given time frame, but then again, it’s Geekbench!


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Nevertheless, the lack of details about the rest of devices, more so the Nokia 8.3, suggests that Nokia might not be able to live up to the Android One standards.

Another interesting thing to note is that Nokia 9 PureView, which dons the flagship device status, is slated to get the Android 11 update in the second quarter of 2021.

While this might indicate that Nokia does not want to rush with latest OS update, it might also mean that the OEM is prioritizing its budget devices over the premium offering in the lineup so far.

Also, Nokia did not take part in the Android 11 beta program this year which might be why the OEM is late with the latest OS update.


Nokia 9 PureView

That said, we will keep tracking the development of Nokia’s Android 11 update and will constantly update this post as and when new information becomes available.

In the meantime, you can check out our Nokia Android 11 update tracker to get the latest updates on the topic.

Moreover, we have curated a consolidated Android 11 update tracker for all major OEMs and carriers so be sure to go through it as well.

Update 1 (December 07)

07:20 pm (IST): Thanks to hikari_calyx — a senior member on XDA forums — Nokia 8.1 users can now install the internal Android 11 build on their devices.

The build version for this is PNX-6070-0-00WW-B02 and it also comes with the December patch. For the complete guide on how to get it running on your device, head here.

Update 2 (December 28)

05:40 pm (IST): After Nokia 5.3, Nokia 8.3 5G has also been spotted on Geekbench running Android 11. This might mean that the latest OS update might soon start rolling out to Nokia 8.3 5G. However, the OEM has not made any official announcements on the matter yet.

Update 3 (January 04, 2021)

IST 12:05 am: It appears that the Android 11 update for both Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 5.3 is nearing as the devices have been spotted on Geekbench running the same.

Update 4 (January 26, 2021)

IST 15:48 pm: Nokia has started rolling out a new software update for the Nokia 8.1, however, it only brings the January security patch with no signs of Android 11. A user has shared a screenshot of the update page that you can check out below.



Update 5 (February 02)

IST 07:01 pm: Nokia has now begun rolling out the Android 11 update for the Nokia 8.3 5G in batches. The update brings a new security patch and several new Android 11-related goodies. Head here for details.

Update 6 (February 03)

IST 12:13 pm: Juho Sarvikas, CPO at HMD Global, has recently suggested in a tweet that more eligible Nokia smartphones might get the Android 11 update rapidly. This further indicates that the Nokia 8.1, 5.3, and 2.2 might get the latest OS update soon.

Counterpoint Research recognized us for fastest portfolio wide deployment of Android 9 & 10. Now we do a hat trick with Android 11 committing to latest Android experience even to our most affordable global handsets.

Update 7 (February 10)

IST 11:30 am: The Android 11 SKD for the Nokia 2.2 has popped up on the Google Play Console indicating that the company is indeed working on the update for the device. It’s likely that we’ll see it rolling out soon.


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