Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus Android 11 Update

Will Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus Get the Android 11 Update?

As we all know, the Finnish company Nokia was tremendously popular from the beginning of the mobile phone era. But a few years back, the selling of Nokia mobile phones somewhat decreased when they launched their Lumia series under Microsoft’s hood. Lumia was launched with the Windows OS but later opted for Android. They launched their first customized Android device titled Nokia X.

Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus were launched back in 2018 with pure stock Android. The recent launch of stable Android 11 made the users go crazy, as everyone wanted to experience it firsthand. But as it knows, Google will always make its new OS available to one of its own first. It will take a few months for other devices to get the new Android 11. The users of Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus are distressed, considering whether they can enjoy this new major OS upgrade. So, let’s discuss the availability of Android 11 to the Nokia 6.1 series.

Are Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus eligible for the Android 11 update?

  • No, sadly, there is no slim chance of receiving Android 11 for Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus users.

The reason for unavailability is that many companies follow a proper software policy. Nokia, too, has the policy of giving two major OS upgrades per Android One device along with three years of monthly security patches. The Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus was launched with Android 8 Oreo. Since Nokia allowed two major OS upgrades after the launch of Android 9 and Android 10, both devices grabbed the two OS upgrades, exhausting their two slots. So, they can’t receive any more major OS upgrades. But Nokia has a good habit of releasing monthly security patches for three years per device. However, since the device was launched in 2018, 2020 is the last year for Nokia to deliver monthly security patches to both devices.

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Unofficial Android 11 for Nokia 6.1 Series

There may be an alternative way for you to install Android 11. You must wait for standalone OEMs like LineageOS to launch a customized unofficial Android 11 using source codes for the Nokia 6.1 series. But don’t keep your hopes high.

LineageOS is now readying Android 11-based Custom ROM called LineageOS 18. However, it will be interesting to see whether they include Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus in their eligible Android 11 device list.

Check our dedicated Nokia Android 11 update tracker article for the latest updates.

About Akash Jyoti Das

Being a tech aficionado, Akash is highly fanatic about smartphones from a very young age. He is always aware of the latest happenings in the tech industry. In his free time, he loves playing PC games and flashing custom ROMs. Email: [email protected]

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