HMD Global has confirmed that Android 8.1 Oreo update is now rolling out for the Nokia 8 smartphones. The last big update rolled out to the Nokia 8 was the Android 8.0 Oreo update, which was sent out in November 2017. Company chief product officer Juho Sarvikas confirmed the rollout in a tweet.
Be our guest as we serve #AndroidOreo 8.1 beta for #Nokia8 . Updating your device today will enable a host of new features. And most importantly – the hamburger emoji fix with cheese now on top of the patty! Get it here https://t.co/91uhqsbLYM#nokiamobilebetalabs pic.twitter.com/aA4LmSce0E
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 23, 2018
The Android 8.1 Oreo beta update is version 4.82A, and is about 1553.9MB in size. To be a beta tester for the Nokia 8 Android 8.1 Oreo update, users will have to head to the Nokia phone beta labs page, and sign up with their Google account. After registering with IMEI number and other details, Nokia 8 users will get Android 8.0 Oreo software update notification within hours of registration. The update is rolled out over-the-air.
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.
Nokia 8 is the first in the series to receive 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 2K 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 up to 256GB using a microSD card.
For photography it sports a 13-megapixel camera with PDAF support, 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.