Nokia's first Android phones will continue receiving security updates for another year

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Nokia's first Android phones will continue receiving security updates for another year

Every month, Google releases security updates. This means these phones will be supported for three years in total.

HMD Global is very specific about its support for smartphones.

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They are doing this in a different way. These devices have been receiving security updates for nearly 2 years now and HMD is extending that support by another year.

Nokia have announced on their community page that once the Nokia 8, 6, 5 and 3 reach their two years from launch they will still "be able to receive quarterly security patch updates right through to the end of the 3rd year".

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The Nokia 3 will be the company's first smartphone to start receiving quarterly security updates from September 2019 until September 2020.

The Nokia 2 will get its last security patch in November of 2019 while Amazon-branded Nokia 6 in the USA and India will get their last security patch in October 2019. Indian and USA versions of Nokia 6 will its last update in October this year. If you have the Nokia 2, sadly this won't be supported for an extra year and its security patch support will conclude in November 2019.

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Nokia's first salvo of Android phones debuted at MWC all the way back in 2017, with the company initially committing to two years of updates for its new devices.

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