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Nokia 6: HMD Global rolls out Android Oreo 8.0 beta labs in India

With the beta labs here, we can expect the stable version to soon make its way to Nokia 6 users in India.

  • Published: January 8, 2018 4:08 PM IST
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Nokia 6 users in India are on track to receive the latest Android version as HMD Global has rolled out the test platform for Android 8.0 Oreo update. The rollout of Android Oreo Beta Labs is not a commercial release of the newest Android version, but marks a precursor to the following stable version. HMD Global’s chief product officer, Juho Sarvikas, made the announcement through a tweet, asking early users to give their feedback and while assuring the rollout of the stable version is on track.

The company had already started releasing the Android Oreo beta update in other countries, which has now been extended to the Indian users. If you are a Nokia 6 user, you could install the update and test out the features by signing up on Nokia’s beta labs website using the IMEI number of your device. Once you sign up, you will receive the beta version as an OTA update after 12 hours.

However, as it is a beta version, there might be inconsistencies in performance. Hence, it is advisable to back up your data before installing the beta version. The beta update 5.140 version is said to be about 1.8GB in size, and also carries the December 2017 security patch, The Mobile Indian reports.

Talking about specifications, Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It is equipped with a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. It is fueled by a 3,000mAh battery. Price of the Nokia 6 in India is Rs 14,999.

Last week, HMD Global launched the Nokia 6 (2018) model in China. The new edition boasts subtle improvements including Snapdragon 630 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. The new Nokia 6 (2018) carries a price tag of RMB 1,499 (approximately Rs 14,600) for the base model with 3GB of RAM, and RMB 1,699 (approximately Rs 16,600) for the 4GB RAM model. It will be up for sale in China starting January 10.

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  • Published Date: January 8, 2018 4:08 PM IST