HMD has announced that it will be extending support for some of its smartphones for an extra year, this will include the Nokia 8, Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 4.
The company has revealed that they will continue with quarterly updates on these devices until October 202, they were due to end in October 2019, the Nokia 3 will get updates until September 2020.
And here we are, two years on, delighted to tell you that we’re surpassing that pledge. As the two-year period draws to a close for these smartphones, we remain committed to delivering the best and most secure experiences. So, what does it mean? Once we reach 2 years from the time last market launched these smartphones (and following Operator and regional approvals), the Nokia 8, Nokia 6**, Nokia 5 and the Nokia 3 will be able to receive quarterly security patch updates right through to the end of the 3rd year. To ensure you’ll be up to date, these quarterly releases will include all patches from the previous months.
We aim to be completely transparent when it comes to updates and software. That’s why we want to ensure that Nokia smartphone fans know when their model will no longer receive the security updates they’ve been used to. This will apply to the full Nokia smartphone family – so everyone can benefit from a smartphone that stays secure for longer. After two years of monthly updates, the Nokia 3 will be the first model to start receiving updates quarterly updates from September 2019 until September 2020.
You can find out more details over at Nokia at the link below, it is good to see a company extend support for devices beyond what they had originally announced.