“With the Nokia 8.1 being the first Android smartphone running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 to receive Android 10, we’re also setting our precedent of firsts, and aim to keep being first to roll out Android 10 across other key chipsets,” commented Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, who emphasised the importance of its beta programme used by its customers in getting Android 10 out so quickly:

“We couldn’t maintain this commitment without everyone in our beta labs programme, who are engaged and actively contribute to shape the very best experiences for all, that just keep getting better. Here’s to seeing our entire portfolio running Android 10 by early 2020!”

It's ambitious, but HMD is still on track to deliver. Nokia smartphones aren’t always that exciting but as cheaper alternatives to Pixels that get security and software updates, they are not to be sniffed at.