Confirmed: All HMD-made Nokia smartphones to get Android 8 Oreo
All Android-powered Nokia smartphones will get updated to Android 8. HMD Global's Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, made things more or less official on Twitter, by assuring users that even the low-end Nokia 3 will be joining the Oreo club:
All of our smartphones will upgrade to Oreo, Nokia 3 included. No comments yet on timing so that I don't get into trouble.— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 2, 2017
This piece of news might not be too surprising to some, as Google mentioned that current Nokia manufacturer HMD Global and other companies are "scheduled to be launching or upgrading new devices to Android 8.0 Oreo" back when it unveiled the latest major version of its mobile OS.
However, the search engine giant didn't mention any specific models at its keynote event, leading some to speculate that the Nokia 3 might be left behind due to it having a different processor than the Nokia 5 and 6. Thus, it's nice to see Juho laying these rumors to rest.
As you might know, HMD Global likes to adorn its handsets with an almost stock version of Android. This is done to ensure a bloat-free experience and, no less importantly, timely updates. The company has promised at least two years of OS update support for its devices, which means that the new Nokias should receive the next major Android update as well.