HMD has announced the Android 10 Go update for the budget smartphone Nokia 2.1 users. It has confirmed in the Nokia community that Nokia 2.1 will be getting the Android 10 Go update in phases.
They have also shared the list of wave 1 markets where the update will be available in the first phase.
Wave 1 markets:
Wave 1 includes:
10% of all these approved markets will receive the Update today. 50% by Sep 5th and on Sep 7th, 100% of these approved markets will have received Android 10.
Remaining Nokia smartphones still on Android Pie will get the Android 10 update, as per the revised roadmap shared by HMD.
Read the official list of changes and new features that the Android 10 Go update brings to the Nokia 2.1 below.
- First, this new release helps you switch between apps faster and in a memory-efficient way. Speed and reliability are also enhanced—apps now launch 10 percent faster than they did on Android 9 (Go edition).
- Encryption underpins our digital security, as it protects your data even if your device falls into the wrong hands. That’s why Android 10 (Go edition) includes a new form of encryption, built by Google for entry-level smartphones, called Adiantum. Up until now, not all entry-level smartphones were able to encrypt data without affecting device performance.
- Adiantum is built to run efficiently without specialized hardware, meaning all Go edition users will have the same level of data security as any Android device, without compromising performance. This will make the next generation of devices more secure than their predecessors, and allow the next billion people coming online for the first time to do so safely.
New app experiences
Apps designed for Go edition phones are also improving to better serve the needs of first-time smartphone owners.
For example, we’ve introduced a number of updates to Google Go. With the AI-powered read-out-loud feature that makes consuming long-form text as easy as listening to the radio, people feel more comfortable using the web in their daily lives. Lens in Google Go helps people who struggle to read things in real life by reading out and translating the text that you point with your camera. Since the launch, people have told us that it helps them read and understand important things like bus schedules and bank forms.
YouTube Go, which helps people watch videos on low-speed connections, is also receiving positive responses. People tell us they encounter less buffering while streaming videos, and are now saving on their data consumption.
The new Gallery Go by Google Photos makes it easier to find photos on your entry-level phone. Just 10MB in size and powered by on-device machine learning, it automatically organizes your photos by the people and things you take photos of—and it works offline, too.