HMD Global the parent company of Nokia has released the public beta for Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo for its Nokia 8 smartphone. The company made the announcement was made in a tweet by the company’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas. In the tweet, he announced the new Nokia phones beta labs program. Nokia 8 is the first smartphone to receive a beta version of the operating system, however, more devices will follow soon. The company had also previously said that their Android-based smartphones will not only get the Android 8.0 Oreo update but also the next major Android P update.
If you have a Nokia 8 handset and want to beta test the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, you first need to head to the Nokia phone beta labs page, there you will have to sign up with your Google account. After you are registered the site will ask you for the device’s IMEI number and a few other details. Now all you have to do is wait, as the notification of the update will come to your device within 12 hours of registration. The update will be rolled out with the help of OTA (Over-The-Air) technology.
“Our growing community of beta testers are the first to receive Android 8.0 Oreo. By testing the software ahead of general release, your feedback will help us create the smoothest and purest Nokia phones experience. To join, all you need is a working Nokia 8,”
said the Nokia team.
The Android 8.0 Oreo update will bring new features like the picture-in-picture, notification dots, Google Play Protect security scans, autofill passwords, and faster boot up to the Nokia 8 smartphone. Additionally, the new update is bundled with the October security patch for Android.
We recommend that before you take the leap to try out the beta you must back up your smartphone. With the help of the backup, you can go back to the previous version of your smartphone in case of any problems.