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Nokia 6.1 Plus & Nokia 8 get January Security update now

After Nokia 5.1 Plus, Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 8 Sirocco today Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 8 are also receiving January security update now. The update brings only the January Android security patch. For all software update news related to other Nokia smartphones click here.

On the basis of tips received from our readers, we will collate a list of markets and the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 8 variants for which January Security update is now available. So, do let us know if you have received the update in the comments section.

List of markets where it is available:

Nokia 6.1 Plus update size:

The update for Nokia 6.1 Plus is 60.9 MB in size. You will either be prompted to download this update or you can check by going to Settings and searching system updates and then by checking for the update.

Nokia 8 update size:

The update for Nokia 8 is 78.5 MB in size. You will either be prompted to download this update or you can check by going to Settings and searching system updates and then by checking for the update.

Nokia 6.1 Plus, and Nokia 8 January Security update changelog:

The changelog mentions only the January Android Security update. It brings fix for many security issues. The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in System that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.

Read the complete details of January Security update here.

HMD has been quite consistent in terms of releasing Monthly Security updates and OS updates for Nokia smartphones already available in the market. HMD has also made it clear that all Nokia Android Phones will receive minimum two years of OS update support.

Thanks M, Chander, Ahmed, Ritam, Aditya, Wilbert and many others for the tip & screenshot. Cheers!!