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Exclusive: Nokia 6 China variant gets Google Play Store support with the July update (Optional Feature)

Great news for those with a Nokia 6 China variant TA-1000!! The July update for Nokia 6 China variant is rolling out with July 2017 Android security patch, fix for the camera and one very interesting hidden or unmentioned change.

With this update, Nokia 6 TA-1000 variant finally has optional support for Google services, which means you can download and install Google Play Store APK, once you have installed this July update. This has been confirmed to Nokiapoweruser by sources with knowledge of this update.

So, while the update itself will not bring Google Play Store you would be able to install Play Store yourself using its APK file (Download link at end of the article). Keep in mind that once you have installed Google Play Store you won’t be able to uninstall it.

The update is 380MB in size and as the changelog suggests only mentions,

  • Google July Security Patch
  • Fix camera issue in Arabic language

But we can also add hidden support for Google Services to this list.

If you remember, we told you that July Security update for Nokia 6 China variant is in works. It probably took more time than Nokia 6 Taiwan and Hong Kong variants because it had this hidden feature to test. HMD was the first one to roll-out the July Android security update to its Nokia 6 Taiwan and Hong Kong variants beating even Google.

Nokia 6 China variant TA-1000 comes with locked bootloader making it nearly impossible to root and install Google services. There is no well-known method to root it till date. So, this update comes as a reprieve for all those Nokia fans and enthusiasts who bought Nokia 6 China variant at a premium to just have the feel of new Nokia.

You can download the Google Play Store APK by clicking on the link below.

Google Play Store APK link

Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]
  • Sandoval Gonçalves de Matos

    Pra melhorar só falta agora eles mandarem uma Patch de atualização com multilinguagens incluindo o Português do Brasil.

  • TiM

    Good one. Now more languages, please. Finnish, for example.

  • Sugi

    Where i can download the updates?

    • Kamal

      Go to your phone and check for updates.

      • Marek Be

        I don’t have software updates in options.

        • tsugi

          Same with me

          • Kamal

            For checking updates go to settings–>About Phone–>System updates–>Check for updates

            • Suresh Soni

              menu– in search option type system updates– check for updates. IN TA 1000 you must check like option will be on top..

            • munna munna

              No system updates option in”about phone”

  • Help me understand. If I were in mainland China, would that mean that installing Google is easy and possible now? Or would I still have to use VPN to access Google services?

    • Kamal

      It just means Google Services and framework are supported now inherently. so, if you want to use Google Play Store you can go ahead and install it. Though if your ISP blocks it you may need to get creative.

    • 小杜 (xiao du)

      Still need to use a VPN or SSH Tunnel to access google services.

  • infinidim

    This is really excellent that HMD / Nokia rolled out the July security update even before Google did to their phones.

  • Nischal Prajapati

    thanks for this post and Nokia for listening us, Nokia is really a trusted brand that listens to user voice. Made my day

    • Kamal

      Yeah, made us happy by showing how they listen to feedback and requests from fans