HMD Global’s flagship model, the Nokia 8 has started receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update. Following the release of a beta program a few weeks ago, HMD Global has now started rolling out the stable Android 8.1 Oreo update. The announcement about the rollout was made by the company’s Chief product officer, Juho Sarvikas via Twitter.
“We are rolling out #AndroidOreo 8.1 on #Nokia8! Get the sweetest Android to date #Nokia8 #Nokiamobile,” Juho posted on his Twitter account.
The latest Android Oreo 8.1 update brings a slew of new features including Revamped power menu, New Settings menu, Bluetooth battery percentage and battery saving navigation buttons. The update also incorporates SharedMemory API for sharing data between different processes, Neural Networks API, and Autofill framework updates. Additionally, the new Android 8.1 update will also provide performance improvements, latest optimisation, bug fixes and reformed cheese hamburger emoji as well.
The update carries a file size of 1.5GB and it is available only via an active Wi-Fi connection (as per the screenshot shared by a user named Ivan Kartolo on Twitter). If you owe the Nokia flagship device you can check for the update by clicking on the Settings menu and tap on the Systems updates.
— Ivan Kartolo (@kartolo) February 13, 2018
The Nokia 8 made its debut in India last year for a price of Rs 36,999. The smartphone recently received a massive price cut of Rs 8,000 and it is now available for a cost of Rs 28,999. The first to feature ‘Bothie,’ a mode that allows users capture images using both rear and front cameras at the same time, and we found the Carl Zeiss dual optics on the Nokia 8 promising in our review. The device is powered by the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and it is IP54-rated water & dust resistant.