Will Nokia Mobile bring Clean OS to its devices?

11. 08. 2022 Thursday / By: Robert Denes / Generic / Exact time: BST / Print this page

A few days ago, you could already see the video in the header showing the Nokia Clean OS advertisement, and I'm sure you asked yourself what this actually means. Nokia Mobile has relied heavily on Google to provide the best software experience for its phones with its version of Pure Android. This used to be an exclusive club where a few manufacturers could shift their finances from software to hardware while Google took care of the operating system.

But a few years ago, major manufacturers started offering two or three major OS updates, and the question of whether they can keep the Pure Android badge is finally being answered. According to the latest tweet from Nokia Mobile India, the new Nokia smartphones, or at least some of them, will ship with Clean OS, which is actually a rebranding of Stock or Pure Android with Google Apps.

Clean OS sounds better as it probably offers all the Google apps that should be pre-installed on the phone and nothing else. Nokia Mobile hasn't promoted this too much on social media, although the Nokia C21 launched with Clean OS, at least in some respects.

If you check the official site for this device, you will notice that it is currently the only Nokia phone advertised with a clean OS, but not as a brand. The site describes it as “…minimal preloaded apps, leaving more room for the apps and content you love…” which is pure Android indeed.

The only news we can see after September 1 is that Clean OS will launch as a brand like PureView or Asha, and Nokia Mobile India's logo might appear in its Twitter video. I still don't know who developed Clean OS, Google for Nokia Mobile or Nokia Mobile itself, but we'll have to wait until IFA2022 to find out more (or less).

I can't verify this, so I'm mainly giving you a build made up of bits and pieces that I can find in the vastness of the internet. What do you think of Clean OS?


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