HMD Global releases Android 8.1 update for Nokia 8

HMD Global releases Android 8.1 update for Nokia 8

The phone already underwent a series of durability tests and was said to receive Android 8.1 Oreo update with Android Go features. The news of rollout comes on the back of a massive price cut for the Nokia 8 in India, making it now one of the lowest priced phones in the country to offer a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.

HMD Global is making sure its 2017 flagship Nokia 8 smartphone gets timely Android updates even in 2018. Also, the latest update includes February 2018 security patch fixes.

Couterpoint has released a revised report which revealed that HMD Global has sold 4.4 million Nokia smartphone during the fourth quarter of 2017, TechRadar reported. As per screenshots posted by some users who have received the update, the size of the file will be roughly 1.56GB.

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Nokia 8 Oreo Update V4.84AImportant: Above 50% battery power is recommended while updating to the new OTA firmware update. And in the last week of January, HMD Global rolled out a beta version of the Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 8. The emoji fix was one of the changes introduced in Android 8.1 release. In addition to 4G VoLTE, the Nokia 8 provides support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C port including a traditional headphone port. The global variant of the smartphone is said to use the same Snapdragon 630 chipset but is likely to arrive with 3GB RAM and called Nokia 6.1. The software isn't as powerful but one thing is for sure, its battery can last longer up to two days max.

After a successful roll-out of the Android 8.0 Oreo update in November previous year for the Nokia 8 smartphone, HMD Global has released the beta of the Android 8.1 update for the phone. Well know more about HMD's plans for the year at the upcoming tech trade show.

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