Just a week after the confirmation that the Nokia 6 will be hitting the U.S market this month, HMD Global did an outstanding thing when the company delivered a July security patch to Nokia 6 devices in Asian countries. Unlike other OEMs, HMD will deliver the security updates as soon as possible to all its smartphones.
This patch update takes up 150MB in size and is currently being released to Nokia 6 (model TA-1003) users in Taiwan and Hong Kong through an OTA update. By the time Nokia 6 users can start getting the update, Google has not even rolled out the July security bulletin. It’s really impressive to see an Android device get the latest patch update just even hours before Google officially pushed out the bulletin. Although this is not the first time a device receive this honor, the fact that many devices usually have to wait for weeks, months or even a year to receive a patch. So the speed of HMD Global for the update is noteworthy.
As a refresher, the Nokia 6 was shipped with Android 7.0 and then received an Android 7.1.1 update right after a few weeks. HMD confirmed that its devices would get the Android updates for at least two years, which means that the trio Nokia 6, 5 and 3 would be able to update to the Android O update and higher versions after it becomes available.
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The Nokia 6 launched earlier this year is a mid-range smartphone. The device runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, along with 3 GBs of RAM, 32 GBs of inbuilt storage which is expandable via a microSD card slot. The phone features a 16 MP main camera at the back, and a 8 MP front-facing camera. The Nokia 6 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a 2.5D curved glass covered on top and is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery. The phone is now available for $229 in the US and will soon go on sale through Amazon, but you should note that it would only work with T-Mobile’s network.