Nokia 7 plus users to receive Android 9 Pie update

Written By: Beth Nyaga


Nokia 7 plus users in Kenya will start receiving Android 9 Pie on their devices.

This upgrade builds upon the strong features of Android 8.0 Oreo™, and focuses on a more tailored experience with emphasis on AI, machine learning and digital well-being.

Packed with Google’s intuitive software, the Nokia 7 plus serves Android 9 Pie with no bloatware, skins UI changes or hidden processes eating up your battery life

The Nokia 7 plus powered by Android 9 Pie creates the most efficient Nokia smartphone yet. Advances in machine learning and AI features, such as Adaptive Battery and App Actions, ensure smarter resourcing of power and processing and accelerate smartphone functionality.

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The Nokia 7 plus is optimised to extract every bit of juice from the already powerful battery. With Adaptive Battery, Android 9 Pie uses deep learning to understand patterns in phone usage and  prioritises battery power for apps that are important to you.

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The latest AI features include Google Lens – an application that lets you look up landmarks, flowers, animals, art and even shopping just with your camera.

As part of the Android One family, the Nokia 7 plus will introduce App Actions – a new feature unique  to Android One devices and Google Pixel  phones running Android 9 Pie. App Actions learns more about your daily usage and assists you with your everyday tasks. Your Nokia 7 plus will predict and recommend your next action at the moment it’s needed the most – whether it’s business, music or lifestyle.

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New functionalities include highlighting device time on your Dashboard, the ability to set time limits for app usage and Wind Down Mode which fades your phone to grayscale and activates Do Not Disturb at a predetermined time in the evening.  Nokia smartphones have long encouraged digital downtime with the inclusion of Nokia 3310 and 8110 to our range supporting time off from scrolling.

Key features of Android 9 Pie

  • App actions–Helps you get things done faster by predicting your next move and displaying the right action on your phone
  • Slices– Identifies relevant information of your favourite apps to make them more easily accessible when you need them
  • Adaptive battery – Uses deep learning to understand usage patterns and prioritise battery power on important apps
  • Adaptive brightness – Automatically adapts phone brightness by learning from your interactions with different settings
  • New System navigation –  Features a single home button that provides intelligent predictions and suggestions (user enabled)
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Digital Well-being features available from Autumn 2018

  • Dashboard– Highlights screen time and phone usage including how many times device has been unlocked and number of notifications received
  • App Timers?– Set time limits on app usage
  • Wind Down and Do Not Disturb? – Set a daily schedule to get your phone ready for bed. Your  screen fades to Grayscale, while Do Not Disturb silences notifications for a restful sleep. You  can activate Do Not Disturb anytime you want to disconnect.

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