[su_note note_color=”#c4ffd8″ radius=”2″]Update: September 10, 2020: HMD Global has started rolling out the August 2020 security patch update to Nokia 2.1. This is a very small update as it only brings the latest security patch to the device with software version 00WW_1_13F_SP12. It is based on Android 10 Go edition. [/su_note]
Nokia owned by HMD global has been excellent when it comes to updating its devices with the latest security updates. The company which has many budget devices in its line-up has been updating them quite frequently. Nokia 2.1 which was released back in 2018 has been getting new updates since the release.
Here in this article, we will keep updating all the software updates that Nokia 2.1 gets over time. This article will be updated regularly with all the important incremental and major software updates of the Nokia 2.1.
Nokia 2.1 was released back in 2018 and a budget device. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution at an aspect ratio of 16:9 with 267 PPI density. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. It has a dedicated microSD card slot for further memory expansion.
The Nokia 2.1 features an 8 MP rear camera and a 5-MP front camera. The device is driven by a removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery. It supports Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, GPS and FM radio. As it is a budget device, some important sensors are missing in it. It comes with Android 8.1 Oreo Go edition out of the box and recently received the much-awaited Android 10 update.
Nokia 2.1 Software update Timeline
Google Security Patch 2020-08
00WW_1_13F_SP10 – Major Update
Dark mode – Take it easy on your eyes
Smart Reply – Save more time with recommended actions
Gesture navigation – Get around with a swipe and pull
Additional controls for privacy and location
Google Security Patch (2020-06)
Android 10 Features:
With Android 10 (Go edition), we’ve made Android faster and more secure.
First, this new release helps you switch between apps faster and in a memory-efficient way. Speed and reliability are also enhanced—apps now launch 10 percent faster than they did on Android 9 (Go edition).
Encryption underpins our digital security, as it protects your data even if your device falls into the wrong hands. That’s why Android 10 (Go edition) includes a new form of encryption, built by Google for entry-level smartphones, called Adiantum. Up until now, not all entry-level smartphones were able to encrypt data without affecting device performance.
Adiantum is built to run efficiently without specialized hardware, meaning all Go edition users will have the same level of data security as any Android device, without compromising performance. This will make the next generation of devices more secure than their predecessors, and allow the next billion people coming online for the first time to do so safely.
Keep an eye out for the new phones with Android 10 (Go edition) launching later this fall.
New app experiences
Apps designed for Go edition phones are also improving to better serve the needs of first-time smartphone owners.
For example, we’ve introduced a number of updates to Google Go. With the AI-powered read-out-loud feature that makes consuming long-form text as easy as listening to the radio, people feel more comfortable using the web in their daily lives. Lens in Google Go helps people who struggle to read things in real life by reading out and translating the text that you point with your camera. Since the launch, people have told us that it helps them read and understand important things like bus schedules and bank forms.
YouTube Go, which helps people watch videos on low-speed connections, is also receiving positive responses. People tell us they encounter less buffering while streaming videos, and are now saving on their data consumption.
The new Gallery Go by Google Photos makes it easier to find photos on your entry-level phone. Just 10MB in size and powered by on-device machine learning, it automatically organizes your photos by the people and things you take photos of—and it works offline, too.
Google Security Patch 2020-05
Steps to check OTA update manually on Nokia 2.1
Now, all the interested Nokia 2.1 users can easily search for the latest software update via the Settings – Advanced – System Update – Check for Update.
This article will be updated with all the update that the Nokia 2.1 gets. So if you own the device, bookmark it.