HMD Global confirmed last week that all Nokia handsets will receive Android 8.0 Oreo update in the near future. HMD’s Juho Sarvikas who is serving as the chief product officer at the company confirmed on Twitter that all Nokia phones including Nokia 3 will upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo. Last month, HMD announced the Nokia 8 flagship smartphone at an event in London. Since the device consists of all high-end, top of the line features and technical specifications, we are expecting the Nokia 8 to receive Android 8.0 Oreo software update before any other Nokia Android handset.
HMD’s product chief while responding to someone on Twitter made the announcement. However, he didn’t mention the exact timeline of the software update release. So, it remains to be seen when will HMD roll out Android Oreo on Nokia 8. Google also said that it has been working with HMD Global over the past few months. So, it’s pretty much obvious that Nokia users will see Android Oreo roll out in the near future.
As reported last month, the Nokia 8 runs stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Commenting on the launch, HMD Global ensured that the smartphone will be the fastest way to get Android Oreo, and given that Google may launch the Pixel 2 in October, it is likely the Nokia 8 might get Android Oreo even before Google’s own flagship. HTC also confirmed last month that its flagship HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, and HTC 10 will upgrade to Android Oreo.
Android 8.0 Oreo has some noteworthy features to offer such as picture-in-picture (PIP), so users can continue watching a video while they’re accessing some other app. It has Autofill for helping users you navigate tasks seamlessly. Notification dots, on the other hand, let you tap to see what’s new in your apps via notifications without opening the app.