Android is the world’s leading operating system as it controls over 71% of the mobile OS market share which is far greater than iOS. The latest version of Android, i.e. Android 11, was launched in the third quarter of 2020 and slowly but steadily, majority of the smartphone brands are rolling out for this update. The latest smartphone to join this club is Nokia 4.2 which debuted back in May 2019 with Android 9.0 Pie and got it’s Android 10 update in April last year.
Now, exactly after a year, Nokia 4.2 has started receiving Android 11 update across the globe except 14 regions and perhaps, it’s going to be the last major update for this much-loved tech beast. Bearing software version V3.150, the Android 11 release for the smartphone is about 1.5GB in size and it comes bundled with the March 2021 Android security patches.
The news was officially shared by Nokia licensee HMD Global on their community forum and Indian users are also a part of this update. As per the statement of HMD Global, the Android 11 update for Nokia 4.2 is for the entire world excluding 14 regions which are; Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, US, and Uzbekistan.
The update will be seeded out to 50% of the users by April 10th and 100% of the users by April 12th. Nokia or HMD Global is yet to pass an official statement on when these 14 excluded countries will receive the latest Android 11 update for Nokia 4.2.
For the unaware, Nokia 4.5 features a 5.71-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop-style notch and has a decent battery power of 3000mAh. It comes with 3GB of RAM with 32 GB internal storage that is expandable up to 400 GB using a microSD card. Powered by Snapdragon 439 SoC, Nokia 4.2 has a 13 MP+2MP primary sensor camera along with 8 MP front camera for classy selfies.