Since its initial launch, the Nokia 6 has been available in a handful of markets, mainly in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
The Nokia 6 has since been confirmed to be headed to global markets, but even before this happens, the phone has been receiving a number of software updates, with the latest being Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA. The phone comes preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat for those in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, but other markets will be getting the currently rolling out v7.1.1 out of the box.
The update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat started hitting the Chinese variant of the Nokia 6 a few weeks ago. And the same treat has just started hitting the models sold in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The update is huge, weighing about 1.9GB and as such, you’ll need to connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi hotspot. Also, make sure that your Nokia 6 has at least 50% of battery power, otherwise, connect it to a power source when doing the upgrade.
In addition to carrying the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, the update also brings the May Android security patch to the phone. This update makes the Nokia 6 the first non-Google device to receive this month’s security patch, which adds more weight to the fact that HMD Global is committed towards timely software updates with its near-stock Android experience.
The Chinese variant, which received the update to version 7.1.1 a while back, has also received the May Android security patch.