Nokia 5 received Android 8.0 Oreo beta last week and it is now the turn of Nokia 6 to get the latest flavor of Android. HMD Global has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Nokia 6 via its Beta Labs program. Also Read - Nokia C20 Plus budget smartphone launched: Check specs, price and other detailsAlso Read - Nokia C01 Plus with an upgraded processor and bigger battery launched
Nokia 8, the flagship smartphone from the company was the first to get Oreo update via Beta Labs. HMD Global has been highlighting fast software update as one of the biggest USP of its smartphones and by releasing Oreo beta for three of its smartphones, the company is sticking to its word. Also Read - Apple’s Craig Federighi admits the level of Mac malware is not acceptable, iOS fairs better
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, announced that Nokia 6 is joining the Android Oreo beta via Twitter. Like other Nokia devices, the Nokia 6 will get Oreo update through the Nokia Mobile Beta Labs program. Nokia 6 users will need to enroll in the program and register their device on the official Nokia website in order to receive an OTA update to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Nokia 6 users signing up for Android 8.0 Oreo beta should keep in mind that the software is not final and will likely have some bugs that will be quashed in the final release. HMD Global is expected to release the official build for Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 at the end of this year or early next year.
HMD Global has also confirmed that Nokia 3 will skip Android 7.1.2 Nougat update and jump directly to Android 8.0 Oreo. The company is rumored to launch Nokia 9 with bezel-less design and 2018 version of Nokia 6 with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box next month.
To recall, Android 8.0 Oreo was released for Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices in August and is now powering around 0.5 percent of active Android devices. Google has also released Android 8.1 Oreo for its Pixel and Nexus devices further indicating that its OEM partners will lag behind when it comes to releasing the latest version of Android.
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