Android Oreo coming soon to Nokia 6

The latest Android Oreo OS brings in some interesting features - picture-in-picture, notification dots, AutoFill and new emojis.

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Highlights

    • HMD Global starts rolling out Android Oreo beta update for Nokia 6
    • Nokia 6 users can register their device via Nokia phone beta labs site
    • Validate your device by entering IMEI number

HMD Global has begun rolling out Android Oreo beta update on its mid-range device, the Nokia 6. Juho Sarvikas, the company’s Chief Product Officer made the announcement via Twitter yesterday stating that the Nokia 6 will first get Android Oreo through the Nokia Mobile Beta Labs program.

Those who own the Android-powered Nokia 6 handset can enroll in the program and register their device on Nokia’s official website.
To get started, you need to visit the site- https://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones/betalabs. You will see a “Sign in to get started” button, click on it to sign up. Enter your Google account ID and validate your device by putting your phone’s IMEI number (dial *#06#, the IMEI number will automatically pop-up on your device screen). Following the required details submission, you will then receive an OTA update within 12 hours. But before you tap the update button, it is recommended to back up your device and save the important data.

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That’s not all, HMD Global is seeking for feedback through the ‘aptly-named’ Feedback app to bring a bug-free final Oreo build for their Nokia devices. With the commitment to push faster OS updates to its Nokia devices, it is commendable on the company’s part to stand up to its promise. HMD Global rolled out Android Oreo beta OTA update to its flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8 in September following an official release of the latest Android OS in November.

With the Android Oreo beta update, the Nokia 6 users will be able to taste some of the latest Android OS’s interesting features like picture-in-picture, notification dots, AutoFill and new emojis. In addition, they can also expect better boot speed and battery optimisation.