Nokia 6, Nokia 5 getting Android 8.0 Oreo update

Nokia 6 was the first smartphone to get Android 8.0 Oreo beta via Nokia Beta Labs program. The smartphone joins Nokia 8, Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 running Oreo.

  • Published: January 30, 2018 9:49 AM IST
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HMD Global, the Finnish company with license to sell Nokia-branded devices, released Android 8.0 Oreo update for Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 smartphones last week. At the time of the release, the company promised that it will soon release the update for original Nokia 6 as well. The official Oreo update for Nokia 6 is finally here.

Nokia 6 has now started receiving the latest version of Android. The update is 1,659MB in size, and has started hitting the device. It brings refreshed settings UI, enhanced power saving and background activity manager and improves the low light image quality of the device. The update should also bring other Oreo-specific features like notification dots, gestures and PIP mode. The update has been released for both the Chinese variant with model number TA-1000, and the global variant with model number TA-1003.

The Android 8.0 Oreo update is being rolled out over-the-air, and should appear as soon as it becomes available. Alternately Nokia 6 users can also manually check for the update by heading to Settings -> System -> Check for Update. The company has not released the ROM files for those planning to flash the device.

To recall, Android 8.0 Oreo was released in August, and was made available to Google’s Nexus and Pixel-branded devices. At the time of Oreo release, HMD Global confirmed that all its devices will get the update and Nokia 6 was the first smartphone to get Oreo beta via Nokia Beta Labs program.

Nokia 8 flagship smartphone was the first device from the company to get the stable Oreo update. The smartphone recently received Android 8.1 Oreo via Beta Labs. HMD Global confirmed that Nokia 3 will get Android Oreo beta update soon while its entry-level Nokia 2 will be upgraded directly to Oreo. HMD Global has also seeded Android 8.0 Oreo for its Nokia 5 mid-range smartphone.

Android 8.0 Oreo is almost six months old now but the operating system is powering less than one percent of active devices. Compared to other smartphone makers, HMD Global has proven to be faster when it comes to releasing software updates.

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  • Published Date: January 30, 2018 9:49 AM IST