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Nokia 8 starts receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update

The Nokia 8 is the first in the series to receive Android 8.1 Oreo update.

  • Published: February 14, 2018 10:08 AM IST
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Sincerely keeping its promise for timely updates, HMD Global is now rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 8. The company started testing the beta version of the update on the Nokia 8 late last month, with the final build now rolling out. HMD Global s chief product officer Juho Sarvikas confirmed the rollout in a tweet saying, the sweetest Android to date is heading to the device. Also Read - Nokia 9.3 PureView, Nokia 7.3 5G, Nokia 6.3 reportedly launching in November; Expected specifications, features

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The last big update rolled out to the Nokia 8 was the Android 8.0 Oreo update, which was sent out in November 2017, followed by the Android 8.1 Beta last month. The release of the public build of Android 8.1 to the Nokia 8 is particularly notable because that has now made the smartphone the first non-Google device to officially receive the Android 8.1 update.

The the update weighs in at just under 1.6GB and carries the build number V4.84A. While there aren t any major changes in the new update, it comes with a handful of menu tweaks and adds a Bluetooth battery percentage indicator. It also comes with the latest Android security patches for February and finally puts an end to the cheese-under-burger emoji fiasco.

One of the features to really look forward to in the Android 8.1 Oreo update is the new ability to gauge Wi-Fi speeds before you actually connect to the network. In a tweet yesterday, Android teased the new feature. It doesn t reveal the exact bandwidth reading, but it categorizes the speed into Slow, Ok, Fast, Very Fast.

https://twitter.com/kartolo/status/963390874322423808

Do note, downloading of the Android 8.1 Oreo on the Nokia 8 is only available via a Wi-Fi connection.

You d be automatically prompted about the update, since it is being rolled out over-the-air (OTA). However, if you don t for a while, as some Nokia 8 users have reported, turning the smartphone power off and back on again is enough to prompt the update.

The Nokia 8 is the first in the series to receive the Android 8.1 Oreo update. HMD Global has also promised the OS upgrade for other Nokia smartphones. Priced at Rs 36,999 in India, the Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch QHD-resolution display. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded by up to 256GB using a microSD card.

For photography, it sports a 13-megapixel camera with PDAF support and f/2.0 aperture on the front. The smartphone comes with a set of three microphones for audio recording. It uses Nokia s OZO Audio technology to capture audio with 360-degree spatial surround sound. The smartphone is backed by a 3,090mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.

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  • Published Date: February 14, 2018 10:08 AM IST


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