To the patient (and impatient ?) users of Nokia 5.3 – Android 11 is finally here! Yes, starting today, you can update your Nokia 5.3 to the Android 11 release, which is the latest that Google has to offer as of today. The update will bring a number of goodies to the users including the new conversations mode and chat bubbles.
Under the original roadmap, HMD Global expected to update the Nokia 5.3 to Android 11 by the end of Q4 2020, however, due to unknown reasons, hmd revised the roadmap to push the schedule to Q2 of 2021. Sadly, hmd once again missed the timeline and it is now in Q3 2021 that the Android 11 is rolling out.
It is quite a wait for the Nokia 5.3 users who bought their brand new smartphone as “Android 11 ready”. Anyways, now the rollout has started with 13 countries covered in the first wave. Users of Nokia 5.3 in the following regions shall start getting Android 11 from today, however, per the staged release, only 30% of the users will get it today. The release will be expanded to 50% of the users by August 5th and then to 100% of the users by August 6th.
Wave 1 includes:
- Hong Kong
- Sri Lanka
It is not clear when the other countries will start seeing the update. Hopefully, that won’t take too long. Do let us know of your experience after updating your Nokia 5.3 to Android 11.