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HMD Global's Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 reportedly getting Android 8.1 Oreo update

HMD Global has reportedly rolled out Android 8.1 Oreo update for Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 mid-range smartphones.

  • Published: March 29, 2018 10:12 AM IST
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Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, the two mid-range smartphones from Finland’s HMD Global, is now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update. Google Pixel, Nexus and Nokia 8 are the only other smartphones with the latest Android 8.1 operating system.

Nokiapoweruser reports that the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 have started receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update in different countries. The update should be expanded worldwide in the coming days. HMD Global is currently leading when it comes to release of latest version of Android. While most smartphone makers are still struggling to release Android Oreo update, the Finnish startup has jumped to Android 8.1.

With the release of Android 8.1 Oreo for Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, Nokia 2 and Nokia 3 become the only two devices in company’s portfolio that are yet to receive the latest version.

The report states that Android 8.1 Oreo update weighs in at 860MB for Nokia 5 while the download size of the update is 930MB for Nokia 6. Along with Android 8.1 Oreo update, HMD Global is also including security patch for the month of March. The update also brings other changes including battery saving navigation buttons, revamped power menu, new settings menu and Bluetooth battery percentage.

HMD Global has also confirmed that all the smartphones launched last year under the Nokia-brand will receive Android P this year. The company debuted its products with timely software updates as the major USP and at MWC last month, it doubled down on those belief by announcing that all smartphones from Nokia 3 and beyond will join the Android One program.

HMD Global is already offering near stock Android experience and by switching to Android One program, the company will be able to match Google’s Pixel smartphones in terms of software update. The Finnish company has sent media invites for an event in New Delhi on April 4 where it is expected to launch the Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco.

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  • Published Date: March 29, 2018 10:12 AM IST