HMD Global has decided that the Nokia 3 will be directly updating to Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo, and would skip Android 7.1 altogether. This is what the company did with its flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8 too. The news was shared on Twitter by Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global. A user had put up a query regarding the Android 7.1.2 firmware roll-out for the Nokia 3, to which Juho responded that they will transition straight to Android Oreo. This makes it seem like Nokia is concerned about all its customers, including the ones who purchase their entry-level devices.
Thanks! We will transition straight to Oreo
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) December 2, 2017
Currently, there is no news as to when HMD Global will be rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for the Nokia 3. It is also being assumed that the company will first be updating the Nokia 6 and the Nokia 5, due to a tweet made by Juho last week, stating that he has reviewed the software update for Nokia 6 and Nokia 5. Nokia will soon be opening the Nokia Phones Beta Lab program for both the smartphones, under which, interested users will be able to register themselves for the public beta testing.
It had been previously reported that Nokia will be hosting a public beta testing for the Nokia 3 in mid-December and will be releasing the final release of operating system in late January or early February 2018. The company also had confirmed that the Nokia 8, 5, 6 and 3 will all get Android P update when Google releases it in 2018.