Though it does attempt its greatest to replace its dozens of cellphone fashions, plainly this technique is catching as much as HMD International. Regardless of its boast of transport just about vanilla Android, the corporate is struggling to maintain its telephones up-to-date with the most recent launch of Android. Now nearing the center of the 12 months, HMD International is releasing a revised timeline for its Android 11 updates and it isn’t wanting good for the corporate’s repute.
After prematurely revealing it, HMD International did formally announce its plans for the Android 11 rollout for a minimum of 14 telephones. That schedule would begin earlier than 2020 ended and would hopefully be accomplished by the second quarter of this 12 months. As Nokia cellphone homeowners can testify, that by no means actually occurred.
As XDA would level out, the Nokia 8.3 5G was the primary to get that replace and it solely occurred within the first quarter of 2021. Based mostly on the previous schedule, the Nokia 1.3, 2.3, 2.4, 3.4, and 4.2 ought to have already been upgraded to Android 11. In fact, that hasn’t occurred but both.
Maybe to handle expectations, HMD International is releasing a revised schedule that pushes nearly all of these by a full quarter. Some, just like the Nokia 1 Plus, are staying put, unusually, however now the corporate’s schedule will final till the third quarter. That implies that some Nokia telephones will probably be receiving Android 11 simply as Android 12 is introduced.
HMD International is silent on why the updates are being delayed however it’s maybe the sufferer of its personal success. Having so many cellphone fashions coming from completely different ODMs, it may be a logistic nightmare to get all of those up to date on schedule.