As promised, HMD Global has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for its flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8. HMD Global had started testing Android Oreo public beta last month. The smartphone was launched earlier this August with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. If you own a Nokia 8, you will also receive a notification when the update arrives in your country. Also Read - Nokia XR20 launched in India at Rs 46,999: It is the toughest Nokia phone everAlso Read - HMD Global confirms Nokia XR20 is coming to India soon: Check expected launch date, more
Commenting on the OS upgrade, Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global s CPO said, Working together with our fans under our newly setup up Nokia phones beta labs, we ve created a pure version of this highly anticipated mobile platform, delivering all the exciting new features with none of the unnecessary clutter paired with great performance and even better battery life. Android 8.0 Oreo is packed with new features that make communicating, creating, gaming and exploring even more fun. Also Read - Nokia launches an affordable tablet: Check specifications, price, India launch details, more
Nokia 8 users will get a pure version of Android Oreo on their smartphones with no skins or changes in the UI. There will be no pre-installed apps either and monthly updates are also said to arrive on schedule. With Android Oreo, Nokia 8 users will get to experience its nifty features. Some of these include Picture-in-Picture mode which allows you to watch a video and simultaneously use other apps at the same time.
In addition to no pre-installed apps, Nokia 8 users also get access to Android Instant apps. Through this feature, Nokia 8 users will be able to try new apps without having to install them. Android Oreo also limits background activity on apps used least, thereby saving battery life. Nokia 8 users will also be able to enjoy a fully redesigned set of emoji with over 60 of them.
Nokia 8 is the first in the series to receive Android Oreo update. HMD Global has also promised the OS upgrade to the other Nokia smartphones.