After Nokia 5 and Nokia 5.1 Plus, Nokia 8.1 has started receiving the January Security update 2020 now. Even Nokia 7.2 is getting one new Android Pie Build with the January security update, though it received the January patch some days ago.
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On the basis of tips received from our readers, we will collate a list of markets for the Nokia 7.2 and 8.1 for which January Security update is now available. So, do let us know if you have received the update in the comments section. You can also try the VPN trick for getting the update and see if it works.
Availability in markets:
- Nokia 7.2 In India, Germany & Vietnam
- Nokia 8.1 in India, Germany & Poland
Nokia 7.2 January Security update size:
The update size for the Nokia 7.2 is 1517 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 8.1 January Security update size:
The update size for the Nokia 8.1 is 31.8 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 7.2 & 8.1 January update changelog:
The changelog mentions new Pie Build and security patch for Nokia 7.2 and only the January Android Security update for Nokia 8.1. The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in the Media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.
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 one Phones will receive a minimum of two years of OS update support.
Thanks, Chetan, Salim, Machil & Trung for the tip. Cheers!!