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Nokia 3 to get Android 7.1.1 Nougat update by August-end says HMD Global

The smallest of the Nokia’s new Android smartphones, Nokia 3, which was launched by HMD Global this year has been confirmed to receive the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update by the end of August.

While the bigger brothers, mid-ranger Nokia 5 shipped with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the Nokia 6 got the latest Android 7.1.1 in May this year.

Good for Nokia 3 owners, the device has not been left behind by the company as HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas used Twitter to make the confirmation.

The Nokia 3 currently runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and as promised by HMD Global it will receive the latest Android update.

Sarvikas on Saturday posted a tweet that “Got a few questions on this so wanted to confirm that #Nokia3 will receive 7.1.1 update by end of August. @nokiamobile”.

Sarvikas also confirmed to one of the Twitter users that the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the Nokia 3 will roll out globally at a same time rather than being restricted to particular regions.

After the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, the Nokia 3 will have the features such as the app shortcuts for apps, GIF support from the native keyboard app on some compatible apps like Google Allo, Hangouts, and Messenger.

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App shortcuts

The Nokia 3 sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) display, Android 7.0 Nougat, 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card support. It has an 8-megapixel camera on both the front and back sides.

The Nokia 3 is backed by a 2650mAh battery and measures 143.4×71.4×8.4mm.

For more detailed information read our detailed review for the Nokia 3.

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