HMD Global starts rolling out Android Oreo public beta for Nokia 8

HMD Global is expected to release the stable Android Oreo for Nokia 8 by year end.

  • Published: October 26, 2017 3:15 PM IST

As promised, HMD Global has made the beta version of Android Oreo available for the Nokia 8. Last month, HMD Global started testing Android Oreo beta on the Nokia 8. Nokia 8 users and developers can now sign in to start testing Android Oreo beta on their smartphone. Introduced as Nokia phones beta labs, HMD Global CPO Juho Sarvikas tweeted the announcement.

HMD Global had launched the Nokia 8 in August this year, and within two months of its release the smartphone is already in the process of an OS upgrade. The smartphone has also been launched in India with it going on sale from October 14. Nokia 8 was launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. It recently received Android 7.1.2 Nougat along with October’s security update. With the beta version out now, Nokia 8 users will hopefully get the stable version by year end.

To test Android Oreo on your Nokia 8, you can do so by registering on the Nokia phone beta labs page. You will first need to login with either your Facebook or Google account. After doing so, you need to enter your smartphone’s details like IMEI number. You will receive the Android Oreo update notification in a few hours. ALSO READ: Nokia 8 first impressions: Comeback of the flagship brand with a flagship phone

In addition to this, Sarvikas also followed with a reply in his tweet announcing future plans for other Nokia smartphones. Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones are also in line to receive Android Oreo. For these three smartphones, the upgrade will possibly take some time. ALSO READ: Nokia 8: Watch the smartphone with ‘bendgate’ material put through durability tests

HMD Global‘s consistent assurance of timely software updates is quite commendable considering it being a new player in the smartphone scene. Android smartphones are known to face huge delays in getting software updates, but HMD Global appears to be changing the scene keeping experience in mind for consumers. Moreover, the company has also even confirmed next year’s Android P upgrade for the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8. RELATED: Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, Nokia 8 to get Android P upgrade: HMD Global

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  • Published Date: October 26, 2017 3:15 PM IST