HMD Global begins rolling out official Android 8.0 Oreo to Nokia 8

Tired of Black Friday deals? Here’s some news to read while your wallet gains some welcome respite. 2017 saw the return of the Nokia brand thanks to HMD Global. The company rolled out its Oreo beta for the Nokia 8 back in October after promising to update all of its current Nokia handsets to Android 8.0. Almost a month later the HMD Global’s Chief Product officer, Juho Sarvikas, has announced that its ready to roll out the official Oreo update to the Nokia 8. 

From today onwards, Nokia 8 owners can expect to be notified that the official Oreo update is ready to be downloaded and installed on their handset. The update is set to be rolled out over two days, and users who bought their Nokia 8’s from a carrier can probably expect to wait for a little longer (a week or more), as the relevant networks certify the firmware.

The Oreo update comes with a file size of 1518.1MB and is only available to download over a WiFi connection. Besides including the November Security Patch, users can expect to see the following new features:

  • Picture-in-Picture
  • Notification Dots
  • Google Play Protect security scans
  • Autofill passwords
  • Faster boot-up

Nokia’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, also stated that the Nokia 5 and 6 models were next on the list for an Oreo beta program. Have you installed the Oreo firmware yet? If so, let us know your experience with the update in the comments below.

Source: Juho Sarvikas (Twitter)

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).