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Nokia G42 5G Receives Android 14 Software Update

Nokia G42 5G Receives Android 14 Software Update. HMD Global has started rolling out the Android 14 update to its budget 5G smartphone, the Nokia G42 5G. Weighing in at a hefty 2.68GB, the update brings a host of new features and improvements to the device.

The Nokia G42 5G was launched in mid-2022 with Android 12 out of the box. This Android 14 update, carrying the software version 2.160, keeps the phone up-to-date into 2024. It also includes the latest December 2023 Android security patch.

New Features and Enhancements

Some of the key additions with this update include:

Health Data Management – Better tools to aggregate and analyze health metrics from various apps and sensors. Users can now conveniently access and manage health data.

App Data Permissions – The update shows clearer prompts for allowing or denying app permissions to access private data like location, storage, microphone, etc. This enables users to make more informed choices.

Inclusive Features – There are improved visual, hearing and cognitive assistance features such as screen/camera flashes for notifications, text-to-speech, larger display fonts and adaptive interface scaling.

Battery Insights – Detailed statistics showing screen usage since full charge allows for optimizing battery life as required. 

Customization – More options for customizing the look through wallpapers, icon packs, themes, and an updated lock screen with templates.

Sharing Menu – The new share user interface makes it quicker to share content across apps and contacts.

Predictive Back Gestures – An AI-based model predicts if the user wants to go back to the previous screen.

The update also brings UI changes to some pre-loaded apps and system optimization overall for faster performance.


As a quick refresher, some key specifications of the Nokia G42 5G include:

  • 6.56-inch 720p IPS LCD display with 90Hz refresh rate 
  • Snapdragon 480+ 5G chipset
  • 4/6GB RAM options 
  • 128GB internal storage, microSD card slot
  • 50MP (f/1.8) main + 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide + 2MP depth rear cameras
  • 8MP (f/2.0) selfie camera
  • Side fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • 5000mAh battery, 20W charging

The phone launched with Android 12 and will now receive Android 15 later down the line following this latest update.

Kere O. Jonathan Okoh

I, Jonathan. I'm the Chief-Editor @JaybestTechReview And The Chief Engineer @Jaybest Tech Repairs. My work on the tech industry {Tech Reviews & Tech Hardware Repairs} is out of passion, with the intention of helping others solve their difficulties on their smartphone and publishing informative tech contents. When I'm not writing tech, then I'm fixing Tech, when I'm not fixing tech, then I'm reading tech.

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