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Nokia 7 Plus Android 9 Pie Beta 4 Hands-on: All new features/changes, performance, bugs, disappointments

The Android 9 Pie Beta 4 update for Nokia 7 Plus  is now rolling out. We received this update in India on our Nokia 7 Plus TA-1046 variant. In case you are wondering how to enroll and push the Pie Beta to your Nokia 7 Plus you can check our how to section here.

The time now for our hands-on video of Nokia 7 Plus running the Beta version of Android 9 Pie. In this video, we have demoed the major changes and features that Android 9 Pie Beta brings for Nokia 7 Plus and we have also shared our impressions of the build.

All the changes and new features:

The Android 9 Pie Beta 4 update brings the majority of Android 9 Pie changes and features to Nokia 7 Plus. The major changes and features include all-new gesture-based navigation option, lots of UI changes, Notification improvements, Settings revamp, usability improvements and much more.

You can read the complete list of official changes and new features that Android 9 Pie brings by clicking here.

Though the option to set “Ambient display” as the always-on glance screen is gone perhaps to improve the Battery life.


On Nokia 7 Plus the Android 9 Pie Beta 4 update runs much better than the Beta 3 and is relatively stable with no freezes/reboots so far for us. It is more polished and the option of gesture-based navigation adds freshness to the experience.

Even Battery life has improved over Beta 3 but we will share more on that later as we keep on testing it. Perhaps removal of always-on glance screen option has added to the Battery life, but HMD will be better-off bringing it back and providing and option to use or disable glance screen.

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]