Nokia 6.1 won’t be part of the Beta Labs, to be updated to Android 9 Pie soon : HMD Global likes to thoroughly test major Android OS updates before making them available to everyone, which is why it kicked off a beta program where people can test all the new features and improvements before they’re pushed to the stable channel.
It happened with the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus, but it’s not going to happen with the standard Nokia 6.1 model. HMD’s Juho Sarvikas confirmed his company will skip Beta Labs on Nokia 6.1 and that the final version of Android 9 Pie will be released soon.
There are a lot more Nokia-branded smartphones waiting to receive Android 9 Pie updates, but many of them will probably have to go through all the testing process before we can talk about a stable release.
In any case, if you’re rocking a Nokia 6.1, you should ready your smartphone for a major Android 9 Pie update. Hopefully, “soon” truly means soon.