HMD Global has started rolling out a new OTA update for the Nokia 6 users. The update bumps the Android version from 7.0 Nougat to 7.1.1 Nougat. There are quite a few other changes as well, along with the latest April monthly security patch from Google.
The OTA update weighs in at 369MB in terms of size, which is slightly on the higher side for a minor upgrade. That means it is probably a good idea for you to download the update only over a Wi-Fi network and not the cellular data network. As you can see in the screenshot below, the update requires at least 616MB of space for the installation, so make sure your Nokia 6 has sufficient free storage remaining.
As for the key changes, Nokia lists the following in the change-log:
- Update to Android 7.1.1
- Enhance power saving and background management
- Support 4G/3G dual sim dual standby
- Update Nokia USB driver
- Update version of preload application
- Update Google Security Patch – 2017.4
The update began rolling out to Nokia 6 units over the weekend, so it might be available for most Nokia 6 units by now. Some of you may also have received an automatic update notification pop-up, asking you to download and install the update on your Nokia 6. If you haven’t received any kind of an update notification yet, you have the option of looking for the update manually as well. To check for the update manually, you will need to go over to Settings > About Phone > System Updates > Check for new firmware. In case the update has been made available for your unit, you will be able to get it installed by following the instructions on the screen. However, before you install the OTA update, you must ensure that your Nokia 6 battery is sufficiently charged. Since it is a minor update, recommend installing the update only if your handset has 50% charge left. If not, you should plug it in and wait for the battery to be charged at least till the 50% mark.