Nokia 1 Is Now Getting The Update To Android 10 (Go Edition)

This is one thing Nokia is good at. The company is excellent at upgrading its devices to the latest version of the Android operating system. Now, the phone that was launched back in 2018, the Nokia 1 smartphone, is now receiving Android 10 (Go Edition).

Nokia 1 Is Now Getting The Update To Android 10 (Go Edition)

Nokia 1
Nokia 1

As earlier mentioned, Nokia 1 was announced in 2018, and came out of the box under the Android Oreo (Go Edition) operating system. The OS is a lite version of Android for smartphones with a very small amount of memory. In Android 10 (Go Edition), applications have become even smaller and more efficient.

The update is distributed in stages, only 10% of smartphone users received it yesterday. Until July 10, the company will update 50% of the devices, and 100% coverage will be achieved by July 12.

Nokia 1 Specifications

  • Display: 4.5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) FWVGA IPS
  • Processor: 1.1GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737M with Mali-T720 GPU
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 (Oreo) Go Edition
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Main Camera: 5 MP fixed-focus rear camera with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 2 MP front-facing camera
  • Dimensions: 133.6 x 67.78 x 9.5 mm
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • Battery: 2150mAh

Android Go

The Android Go initiative is not as talked about as it was a few years ago, but it is still there. Version after version, Google improves this special edition of Android intended for under-performing smartphones, with 1.5 GB of RAM or less, and sold at low prices.

Android 10 brings a lot of new features and Google announced several on its official blog. The illustration image from Google shows a new blue theme, with square icons, to distinguish the Go edition and the classic edition from Android.

The most important novelty is undoubtedly the arrival of data encryption for all Android Go smartphones. This is possible thanks to the use of the Adiantum algorithm which allows to increase encryption performance, even on chips with poor performance.

Google takes this opportunity to announce that Android 10 Go is more optimized than its predecessors, and that we should expect a performance increase after the update.

The firm also mentions all of its official applications bearing the “Go” mark, which are now accessible to all phones, even without Android Go.

Google particularly mentions Gallery Go and YouTube Go, which are particularly practical and lightweight.

Google announced that the first smartphones equipped with Android 10 Go will be released since the fall of last year. The firm does not, however, give any indication regarding updates to older smartphones from the Android Go program, such as the Redmi Go.

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