Nokia 6.1 Plus Users Can Now Test Android 9 Pie Beta OS; Here’s How You Can Request the OTA Update

Nokia 6.1 Plus users can now test Android 9 beta on their device. The Nokia 6.1 Plus, along with several other Nokia Android One smartphones are expected to receive the stable Pie update before the end of the year.


Last month, HMD Global started rolling out the stable Android 9 Pie update for the Nokia 7 Plus smartphones. The company also confirmed that it would begin rolling out the Android Pie update for its smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 600-series chipsets in October. HMD has kept its promise by pushing the Android 9 Pie beta for the Nokia 6.1 Plus (Review). If you own a Nokia 6.1 Plus and can’t wait for the Android 9 Pie stable update to arrive, you now have the option of trying out the beta build on your device.

Android 9 Pie Beta Now Available for Nokia 6.1 Plus Users

If you are interested in testing the Android 9 beta update on your Nokia 6.1 Plus, you will have to register on the Nokia Phones Beta Labs website. Once you are done registering, you will be able to download and install the Android Pie beta build on your device. However, before installing the update, do make sure that you perform a full backup of your data. Since the beta build is not going to be completely bug-free, some of you may not be too keen on using it as your daily driver. In such a case, you will have the option of rolling back to Android 8.1 Oreo.

If you have not participated in a beta program previously, we would recommend waiting for the stable update instead. Since the public beta has now been released, we expect the stable update to arrive within the next few weeks. Apart from the changes mentioned earlier, the Android Pie stable update will also come with a few other features as well. With App actions, your phone will be capable of predicting your next move and display the right action to help you get things done faster. It will also include ‘slices’, which is a feature that identifies relevant information from your most commonly used apps and makes them more easily accessible.

The latest Pie build for the Nokia 6.1 Plus carries the version number 3.25B and includes the latest October Android security patch. Some of the other changes include adaptive battery power, prioritization for the most commonly used apps, adaptive and optimized brightness, as well as all-new system navigation, settings menu, and notifications.

Nokia 6.1 Plus at Rs.14,999 at Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale

The Android One Nokia 6.1 Plus will be available at the Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale with a flat Rs.1,000 discount. While the smartphone is priced at Rs.15,999 in India, you can get it for Rs.14,999 during the sale. In addition to the flat discount, HDFC Bank credit and debit cardholders can get a 10% instant discount as well. If you don’t have an HDFC Bank credit or debit card, you can still avail No Cost EMI on all major credit and select debit cards. Flipkart will also offer its complete mobile protection plan for just Rs.99 during the sale period. If you are a Flipkart Plus member, you will be able to avail all the exciting offers on smartphones starting at 9 PM tonight, October 10.