Pie for 1? Nokia 1 gets its very own slice of Android 9 Pie

One of Nokia’s pillars is the promise to provide two OS letter updates for their handsets. Keeping with this promise, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones has announced that Nokia 1 will upgrade to Android 9 Pie (Go edition).

Nokia 1 is the final phone in the Nokia smartphone portfolio to receive the upgrade to Android 9 Pie, which means that now there is now a wider variety of Nokia handsets running the latest Android OS than any other smartphone brand in the country.

Shaun Durandt, General Manager at HMD South Africa: “With Nokia 1 getting its very own slice of Pie, we now have a full portfolio of Nokia phones on Android 9 Pie. This changes the industry paradigm – for too long consumers have had to accept older OS versions as the norm on entry level smartphones. We are living our promise to deliver a phone that will keep getting better over time through the latest experiences and always being up-to-date. And with the Nokia 1 upgrade to Google’s latest OS, fans can get up-to-the-minute software experiences and innovations from Google even in the most affordable segment.”

Over the past two years, Nokia phones have received over 300 security updates altogether and have successfully upgraded handsets to the latest OS twice as fast as competitors. This means that fans always receive a ‘just-out-of-the-box-fresh” feeling throughout their phone’s lifecycle. 

Enjoy a lighter slice of Pie with Android 9 Pie (Go edition)

Android 9 Pie (Go edition) comes with a new range of apps from Google designed to run faster while consuming less data. Optimised to be smooth and fast for handsets with less power, these include Google Go – a web search app, Google Maps Go, YouTube Go and Google Assistant for Android (Go edition).

With fewer pre-installed and much lighter apps you get two times more available storage out of the box. Brand new apps designed for lighter updates and downloads help create more space while significantly improving performance.

The Nokia 1 has 1GB RAM, 8GB storage (expandable up to 128GB), a 5MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera, 4.5” FWVGA IPS display, a 3.5mm headphone jack, built-in radio, and an IP52 rating.


The Nokia 1 is available at your nearest retail and operator stores in red and blue from R799.