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HMD Global deliberately delays Android 9.0 Pie update on Nokia 8: Report

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Nokia hasn’t yet released the Android 9.0 Pie updates, expecting the sales of Nokia 8.1 to rise.
tech2 News Staff Dec 09,2018 09:21 AM IST
Nokia hasn’t yet released the Android 9.0 Pie updates for the Nokia 5, Nokia 6 or the Nokia 8, and it appears that the reason for this delay is that the company expects the sales of Nokia 8.1 to rise, by holding the update.
According to a report by Phonearena, this is a deliberate delay in hopes for successful 8.1 sales.
HMD Global has responded to the publication saying that, « There is no purposeful delay. As soon as the upgrade to Android Pie is ready and we can be sure that it delivers the best experience for our fans, we will begin the update cycle. We are committed to a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience which involves rigorous testing to ensure no part of that commitment is compromised. »
Last month, Nokia 8 was spotted on Geekebench running Android 9.0 Pie and was expected to release the same month, and that hasn’t happened.
Nokia 8.1 was launched on 5 December at a price of €399 (about Rs 32,000) for the middle-eastern and the European markets and will go on sale there by mid-December.

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