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Find out How Nokia smartphones Keep Getting Better with Pure Android

Did you know that Android takes up almost 75% of the market share of all mobile operating systems? In contrast, iOS comes in with around 22.74%. The versatility and customization of Android make it attractive to both power users and people who just want a cost-effective smartphone as their daily driver. But having an Android device doesn’t always mean you’ll get the best of Android.

Nokia has the highest portfolio of smartphones running on Android 9 Pie

Finland based Nokia has invested heavily to ensure that the majority of their smartphones run the latest version of Android which at the time of writing is Android 9 Pie. As of now, Nokia devices, including the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 (which were sold in 2017) have been updated to Android 9 Pie. This article will look at how their partnership with Google’s Android One program helps all Nokia devices keep getting better.

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All Nokia devices, including the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 (which were sold in 2017) have been updated to Android 9 Pie (Image Credits: Android Community)

For starters, let’s look at exactly how many devices run the latest version of Android. According to Stat Counter, Android 9 Pie, the latest stable version of Android runs only on around 14% of devices. That means 86% of Android devices don’t have access to the latest features. As a result, over time as the software on these devices becomes older, there’s little that can be done.

18.99% of Android devices are on Android 8.1 Oreo. In comparison, Android Pie runs only on around 14% of devices (Image Credits: StatCounter)

The average person uses their smartphone for around 2 years, perhaps even longer. When purchasing a smartphone, people also buy tempered glass screen protectors and hard cases. These are to ensure that your smartphone is protected from bumps and scratches. But all this is useless if the software of your device is outdated.

However, with Nokia’s devices being under the Android One project, things are different. Their devices run a pure version of Android without any customizations. This means instant updates for all Nokia devices as soon as they’re made available from Google. This, Nokia says is where they promise to be more valid, to ensure their customers can experience the best of Android.

It all starts with the processor

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Nokia uses Pure Android for their smartphones so you’ll never have any bloatware installed (Image Credits: TechSpot)

Most Nokia smartphones utilize either Qualcomm or MediaTek chipsets to ensure a smooth, lag-free experience. Since Nokia is part of the Android One project, you’re guaranteed to always have the latest Android updates and security patches. You also don’t have unwanted apps pre-installed which can be a reason for your phone slowing down.

We all need a good support system

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With Android One, you’re guaranteed to have 2 years of OS updates and 3 years of security updates (Image credits: Pocket Lint)

As we said earlier, having an Android device doesn’t always mean you’ll get the best of Android. You need to keep your device updated. Google has been investing heavily in technologies such as Ai and Google Assistant. But if your phone manufacturer is not able to push these updates to your phone, then you’re losing out on a lot.

Nokia is also thus far a leading smartphone brand that boasts the highest portfolio of Android 9 Pie based smartphones. Nokia devices are covered under the Android One project. As such, they are eligible to receive 2 years of system updates from the date they were launched. In addition, they also get Google security updates faster than any other manufacturer. For each and every Nokia smartphone that Nokia launches, they promise 3 years of Google Updates and 2 years of OS updates

Android Pie is much better for your phone’s battery

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The Adaptive Battery feature on Android 9 Pie helps extend battery life by intelligently managing apps (Image Credits: Softpedia)

A key part of Android 9 Pie is Adaptive Battery. This harnesses the power of AI on your Nokia device to optimize your battery usage. The result? You get much better battery life on your device. But in order for you to get the maximum out of it, your device needs to be updated with the latest Android OS. Fast Charging technologies allow your Nokia smartphone to charge up to 50% in a little under 30 minutes.

Make every photo a memorable one

Android devices have some of the best mobile cameras. They have their fair share of great lenses like Nokia with its ZEISS Optics lenses. But you don’t have to take our word for it. DxO Mark is the go-to source for independent image quality measurements and ratings for cameras. 

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With ZEISS Optics, for example, you can be assured of outstanding photo quality (Image Credits: Nokiamob)

It’s not all about the hardware though. Camera photography has come to the point where software also plays a key part in how images are captured and processed. That’s why the future of smartphone photography is all about the code that uses all this hardware to capture the perfect shot.

That’s not all though

Furthermore, If you’re running out of storage and you don’t have the cash to splash on expandable storage. You can choose to use Google Photos. It essentially gives you unlimited storage for all your photos and videos so that you can save all your memories and have them with you wherever you go.

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Google Photos allows unlimited storage for images and videos (Image Credits: Business Insider)

If you’re looking for a new smartphone and you want to be assured that it will receive updates both system wise and from Google, a Nokia device is definitely the way to go. Your device will always be up to date and feel fresh every day you use it. Because Nokia is a brand from Finland, you can rest assured that their smartphones are built to last.

By Arteculate

Arteculate is your guide to the Asian tech industry. We give you unparalleled insights, accurate, local tech news, thoughtful features and sometimes scathing opinions on where things are headed. Stay tuned for the best of Asia!

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