If you remember, HMD Global — the current proprietor of Nokia’s mobile division — had promised that it would roll out the monthly security patches along with major software updates frequently to all handsets across its portfolio. It looks like the company is sticking up to its promise as Android 7.1.1 Nougat has already landed on the moderately popular Nokia 6 as we speak.
With this move, the Nokia 6 has now officially become one of the few handsets to be running Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Released with the build 00CN_3_170, the update file is sized at 396 MB and it introduces an array of new features as well as improvements over existing ones for Nokia 6 users.
What’s new in Nokia 6 Android 7.1.1 Update
First of all, the update brings the latest available Android OS platform to the Nokia 6. That essentially means that now you will be able to launch actions on apps compatible with shortcuts from the home screen. Apart from that, you will also receive a handful of new emojis to express yourself better.
Apart from that, the over-the-air (OTA) update also adds to Android’s existing background management and power saving features. Also, once you install the update, your handset will begin supporting the much awaited 4G/3G dual-SIM dual-standby feature.
In addition to the Android 7.1.1 update, HMD Global is also pushing the security patch for the month of April to Nokia 6 users. The security patch, as stated by the company, will help users get rid of security vulnerabilities in their smartphone, as well as fix a number of bugs and will improve overall system performance.
Another interesting aspect would be that it looks like the Nokia USB driver and a few preloaded apps have also been upgraded.