Getting a cheap Android smartphone is an act of compromise, yes, you can get a relatively functional smartphone compared to a few years back but it means you leave out some creature comforts. The hardware if not outclassed will be old and relatively inefficient; This is exacerbated by brands being incapable of offering long term software support due to cost issues and lack of profits from cheaper handsets. This is not so the case with HMD’s cheapest NOKIA device, the NOKIA 3 though.
Although the NOKIA 3 came with relatively anaemic hardware vis-à-vis Chinese smartphones at its price point, out of the box it was running an up to date and lightly skinned flavour of Android v.7.0, Nougat. The company has aggressively gone about providing the monthly security update for the NOKIA 6 as we have reported on earlier. This does not mean that the cheaper sibling has been forgotten. In a tweet Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global even confirmed the same.
Hi there! Yes it will
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) August 8, 2017
This is excellent news and if HMD Global can continue with this going forward we might see the NOKIA brand rise up to its former glory days. Hopefully, going forward we are also given the dates on which we can expect the company to release the Android O update for its current range of mid-range handsets.
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