(-) – In February 2021, we wrote that Nokia’s gradual replace for its flagship Nokia 8.3 handset was positive signal that issues weren’t residing as much as the Android One promise.
At each Nokia launch occasion, the phrases “pure, safe and at all times updated” have been rolled out, however the actuality is considerably totally different.
Nokia’s replace to Android 11 has been gradual and the corporate has simply up to date a revised timeline for these updates. Initially issued in October 2020, the brand new timescale sees some shifting targets.
What’s most attention-grabbing in regards to the new figures is that the extra superior telephones – Nokia 7.2, Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 9 PureView are the gadgets being pushed again to Q3 (by which level they are going to be virtually out of date), whereas HMD World seems to be specializing in a number of the extra reasonably priced finish of the spectrum as a substitute.
That is sees some reshuffling, with some gadgets shifting ahead, just like the entry-level Nokia 1 and a couple of gadgets. That may be welcomed for these house owners, however offers little satisfaction for individuals who purchased into Nokia’s mid-range.
It is onerous, nevertheless, to see the roll-out of Android 11 in a constructive gentle. Most different Android manufacturers have been properly forward, together with corporations like Samsung who has, in earlier years, strolled from one Android model in a relatively informal method.
Nokia has beforehand taken the title for the quickest to replace its complete portfolio – and for Android 11, it simply appears to have misplaced its approach.
Precisely the place that leaves Nokia is difficult to see, however we get the sensation that it’s specializing in its reasonably priced gadgets to maintain these quantity prospects comfortable, whereas the mid-range gadgets are maybe much less vital for the corporate shifting ahead.
Regardless of the motive, Nokia appears to have struggled to take care of momentum via 2020 and 2021 and we’re hoping it will probably discover its approach again to kind.
Writing by Chris Corridor.