[Update: Feb. 10] Nokia Android 11 update tracker: Release date, eligible devices, and more


This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

NOTICE: We’ve compiled a comprehensive Android 11 update tracker for all the major OEMs and carriers, and will be updating it continuously.

Original story (published on April 08, 2020) follows:

In order to be part of Google’s Android One program, OEMs have to meet certain conditions set by the search giant. One of these conditions is to exclude any third-party apps from the pre-installed OS, leaving users with what is essentially AOSP.

Another condition that is equally important, more so to end-users, is the promise of at least two Android OS upgrades from the time of purchase. This means the device should run on at least three different OS versions, including the pre-installed version.



In addition to affordability alongside regular security patches for up to three years, the Android OS software update policy attached to Android One devices is what keeps many glued to the latest Nokia smartphones.

Matter of fact, the HMD Global licensee is one of the few brands that guarantee at least two major Android OS upgrades to the most budget of phones like the Nokia 1 and Nokia 1 Plus. With this in mind, we can easily tell which devices are also in line for the next Nokia Android 11 update.

Like the Nokia Android 10 update, we don’t expect the stable Nokia Android 11 update to arrive until Q3 or Q4 2020. When it arrives, the following devices should be in line to get the update (in no particular order), at least going by the known Android One software update policy.

Nokia Android 11 update as the first OS upgrade

Below are the Nokia devices that will receive the Android 11 update as their first major OS upgrade. These are the devices that come pre-installed with Android 10 OS.

– Nokia 8.3 5G
– Nokia 5.3
– Nokia 1.3

Second and final OS upgrade

As of this writing, most Nokia devices will get the update to Android 11 as their second and last major OS upgrade. Here, you find devices that come with Android Pie out of the box. The expected list is as follows:

– Nokia 9 PureView
– Nokia 8.1
– Nokia 7.2
– Nokia 6.2
– Nokia 4.2
– Nokia 3.2
– Nokia 3.1 A (AT&T)
– Nokia 3.1 C (Cricket)
– Nokia 2.3
– Nokia 2.2

The lists above are not official, but we will keep an eye on the official announcement and update this story with the exact availability details once we get them. Until then, rest assured that the above devices have a high chance of tasting the official Nokia Android 11 update.

Update 1 (September 21)

IST 11:55 am: Nokia is yet to unveil its plans for the rollout Android 11 for its smartphone. However, thanks to third-party development, Nokia 6.1 Plus users can try out Android 11 via the POSP custom ROM for the device. For more details, head here.

Update 2 (September 29)

IST 10:59 am: Nokia is yet to release Android 11 in stable or beta form for its devices. The company shared a roadmap for the availability of the new Android version for its devices on Twitter but deleted the tweet soon after.

Based on the roadmap, the Nokia 8.3 5G, Nokia 2.2, Nokia 5.3, and Nokia 8.1 will be the first phones to get Android 11 starting in the Q4 of 2020 and continuing until Q1 of 2021. Next in line is the Nokia 1.3, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 2.4, Nokia 2.3, and the Nokia 3.4 which will start getting Android 11 in Q1, 2021.

The Nokia 3.2, Nokia 7.2, and Nokia 6.2 will also get the Android 11 update between Q1 and Q2 next year. Last but not the least, the Nokia 1 Plus and the Nokia 9 Pureview will get Android 11 in Q2 of 2021.

We’ve shared the roadmap image below:


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Update 3 (October 09)

IST 12:07 pm: The company has once again shared its Android 11 upgrade roadmap. The timeline is exactly the same as the one shared on September 29 (See image above).

IST 05:17 pm: Despite its flagship status, the Nokia 9 PureView is still slated to get the Android 11 update in the second quarter of next year according to Nokia’s official timeline. More details here.

Update 4 (October 15)

IST 02:47 pm: While Nokia claims that the Nokia 8.3 5G is “Android 11 ready”, it does not mean that the device will get sooner than expected if past trends are to be followed. To know more, head here.

Update 5 (October 29)

IST 06:22 pm: The Nokia 5.3 has reportedly been spotted on Geekbench running Android 11. Therefore, Nokia may be close to releasing the update for the device since it is scheduled to get it between the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021.

Update 6 (November 06)

IST 06:00 pm: Nokia is scheduled to release the Android 11 update for the Nokia 8.3, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 2.2, and Nokia 5.3 within the following months. To know the status of the update for the said devices, head here.

Update 7 (December 07)

IST 07:30 pm: Nokia 8.1 users can rejoice since they can now install the internal Android 11 build on their devices. The process to get it on the device is a tad complicated, however, should be a breeze if you follow the instructions correctly.

Update 8 (December 28)

IST 05:44 pm: According to a recent report, Nokia 8.3 5G has been spotted running Android 11 on Geekbench. Find out more about the latest OS update for the device in question by heading over here.

Update 9 (January 04, 2021)

IST 11:50 am: Both Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 5.3 have recently been spotted on Geekbench running Android 11. It won’t be wrong saying the update may be somewhere around the corner.

Update 10 (January 06)

IST 10:03 am: Nokia 1.3, Nokia 2.3, Nokia 2.4, Nokia 3.4, and Nokia 4.2 are scheduled to get the Android 11 update in the first quarter of 2021. Head over here to know the status of the latest OS update for the said devices.

Update 11 (February 02)

IST 05:54 am: The Nokia 8.3 5G Android 11 update is now rolling out for select users in certain regions and brings about a plethora of new features. For more info, head here.

Update 12 (February 03)

IST 12:08 pm: A recent tweet from CPO at HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas, suggests that the update to Android 11 might soon be out for more eligible Nokia smartphones like Nokia 8.1, Nokia 5.3, and Nokia 2.3.

Update 13 (February 10)

IST 11:45 pm: Nokia appears to be working on the Android 11 update for the Nokia 2.2 and the Nokia 2.3 as the Android 11 SDK has popped up on the Google Play Console for both devices.

NOTICE: We’ve compiled a comprehensive Android 11 update tracker for all the major OEMs and carriers, and will be updating it continuously.

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