Even as Google is yet to formally declare if the next edition of its mobile software will be called ‘Android P’, HMD Global has officially announced that its current line of Nokia-branded smartphones will be eligible for the update. The company has recently released the Nokia 8 in India and already has the Nokia 5, Nokia 6 , and Nokia 3 in its portfolio. These smartphones currently run Android Nougat.
HMD Global is rumored to launch a couple of more handsets by the end of this year, in line with its plans of launching over half a dozen Nokia Android smartphones in 2017. Going by the company’s word, the latest Nokia smartphones based on Android 7.0 Nougat will be getting two major Android OS upgrades. This will certainly cheer up a lot Nokia fans as the company seems to be keeping up with the promise it made when it announced the Nokia smartphones.
Moreover, Nokia is not keeping the latest Android experience to only the high-end or mid-range smartphones but keeping each of its launches this year in the Android upgrade program. According to Gizbot, the yet-to-be-announced Nokia 2 might not get the Android P update as it is said to be the entry-level smartphone with a basic line of specifications. However, this cannot be confirmed until the company releases the list of smartphones to get Android P. ALSO READ: Apple iPhones crushing Android as performance turns stagnant; says Geekbench founder John Poole
Earlier this month, Nokia 8 was reported running Android 8.0 Oreo beta builds hinting at the imminent release. The company had also teased the flagship running the latest Android on Twitter. While Android P still has a lot of time before it comes out in wild, Nokia smartphones are currently in line to get the Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade. Notably, the eight iterations of Android has officially been released to a select Pixel and Nexus smartphones only. ALSO READ: From Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Xiaomi Redmi Note 4; here’s a list of phones getting Android Oreo
Other smartphones like OnePlus 5 are spotted testing Android 8.0 Oreo beta builds. Previously, Lenovo-owned Motorola and Sony have also out their list of smartphones getting the Android 8.0 oreo. As of now, Android 8.0 Oreo is installed on less than one percent of active Android devices across the globe, as seen in last Android distribution report by Google. ALSO READ: Android Nougat shows 2.3 percent growth, now installed on over 15 percent Android smartphones