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Android 9.0 Pie beta labs now available for Nokia 6.1 Plus

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Android 9.0 Pie was made official a couple of months ago and only a few devices including Pixel, OnePlus 6, Essential, Nokia 7 Plus has received the update. Today, HMD Global has announced Android 9 availability for the Nokia 6.1 Plus via Nokia phones beta labs. The Nokia phones beta labs is designed to give early adopters a chance to shape experiences on new platforms and offer direct feedback. HMD Global has more than 86,000 users who have signed up to test and refine the latest software updates ahead of official release.

If you own a Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphone, you can sign up here and test the Android Pie on your Nokia 6.1 Plus. The smartphone was announced in India back in August and it is an Android One powered device. It is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with Adreno 509 GPU and comes with a 5.8-inch(2280 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with a notch, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.Nokia 6.1 PlusNokia 6.1 Plus(Android One)

  • 5.8-inch(2280 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with a notch, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory, with microSD card support up to 400GB with microSD
  • 16MP+5MP dual rear camera with 1.0um + 1.12um, f/2.0, AF, HDR, and AI Assistance Beauty Shot, Selfie Bokeh, Live Bokeh, Panorama, HDR, Hybrid Zoom (Digital), Spot Color, Color, and Mono, Slow-motion Video
  • 16MP front-facing camera,  f/2.0 aperture
  • Rear Fingerprint sensor
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3060mAh built-in battery, Quick charging
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Dual speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • Thickness: 7.99mm, Weight: 159gms
  • Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C

Key features of Android 9

  • 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 favorite apps to make them more easily accessible when you need them
  • Adaptive Battery – Uses deep learning to understand usage patterns and prioritize battery power on important apps
  • Adaptive Brightness – Automatically adapts phone brightness by learning from your interactions with different settings
  • 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 the device has  been unlocked and the 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.

 

Fell in love with Android OS from the day I bought my first Smartphone in 2013. A budding Android Developer. Love to write about Android, Tech, and Smartphones. Technology enthusiast addicted to my smartphone, I love clicking photos with my smartphone, traveling and listening to music. Currently using a OnePlus 6T and Ticwatch S.