HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones has announced that the rollout of Android 9 Pie for their Nokia 7 Plus smartphones today. Users will start receiving Android 9.0 Pie on their Nokia 7 Plus today. The Nokia 7 Plus was the company’s midrange Android One smartphone and this is also the first smartphone from the house of HMD Global to receive the latest Android OS. This smartphone was also part of Android P developer Preview along with smartphones like OnePlus 6, Vivo X21, and more.
The latest Android 9.0 Pie is packed with Google’s intuitive software. This upgrade builds upon the strong features of Android 8.0 Oreo and focuses on a more tailored experience with emphasis on AI, machine learning and digital wellbeing. The Nokia 7 Plus advances in machine learning and AI features, such as Adaptive Battery and App Actions, ensure smarter resourcing of power and processing and accelerate smartphone functionality, thanks to the update. The update will bring features like App Actions which learns more about your daily usage and assists you with your everyday tasks. Your Nokia 7 Plus will predict and recommend your next action at the moment it’s needed the most – whether it’s business, music or lifestyle. Further, with Adaptive Battery, Android 9.0 Pie uses deep learning to understand patterns in phone usage and prioritizes battery power for apps that are important to you.
The new update will come with added Digital Wellbeing features to help encourage breaks from screen time. New functionalities include highlighting device time on your Dashboard, the ability to set time limits for app usage and Wind Down Mode which fades your phone to grayscale and activates Do Not Disturb at a predetermined time in the evening. Nokia smartphones have long encouraged digital downtime with the inclusion of Nokia 3310 and 8110 to our range supporting time off from scrolling.
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 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
Digital Wellbeing features available soon
- 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.
Nokia 7 Plus Specs
- 6-inch FullHD+, 18:9 aspect ratio 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with Adreno 512GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal memory, with microSD card, support up to 128GB with microSD
- 12MP+13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, f/1.75 aperture, ZEISS optics
- 16MP front-facing camera with ZEISS optics
- Android 8.0 Oreo, now 9.0 Pie
- 3800mAh built-in battery, fast charging
- Rear Fingerprint sensor
- 3.5mm audio jack, Nokia OZO Audio, Dolby Atmos
- Thickness: 9.55mm
- Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, said: “We constantly strive to deliver on our promise of offering pure, secure, up-to-date Android on Nokia smartphones. Today, we are extremely delighted to start the roll out of Android 9 Pie on Nokia 7 plus – making us among the first to offer the latest innovations from Google, including Android One exclusive features such as App Notifications, to the value flagship tier.”
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