Android 8 Oreo update rolling out for the Nokia 8 today, here are the major new features!

HMD has been very vocal about intending to keep its new Nokia phones updated in a timely manner. With promises that even the lower-tier Nokia 3 will be getting a solid, 2-year, prompt update schedule, and that its phones will get Oreo by the end of 2017, all eyes are on the company, waiting for it to deliver.

Sure enough, the update has now started rolling out for the Nokia 8 flagship. This has been confirmed in a Twitter post by HMD Global's Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas. According to the tweet, the company took user feedback under heavy consideration, everything has been “polished” and the update is rolling out today.

There is no exact date for the other phones in HMD's portfolio, but they should be getting the patch soon enough. After all, 2017 is almost over. In the meantime, here's what Android 8 Oreo brings to the Nokia phones:

  • Picture-in-Picture mode
  • Android Instant Apps and Google Play Protect in the Play Store
  • Faster boot
  • Android Oreo battery optimizations
  • Fully redesigned set of emoji

Well, Nokia 8 users – congrats! Did the update reach you yet? How is it?

Related phones

  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3090 mAh



2. samgsam

Posts: 152; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I'm glad Nokia re-entered smartphone market. If they keep up their performance then definitely my next phone will be a Nokia.

3. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

A good stepping stone for the future Nokia.

4. yeayeayeaaa

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

nokia filling in for Moto since they decided to abandon timely updates lol

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Make that camera better next year, add a couple of cool features and you will have a winner Nokia. Just don't become another motorola which had speedy update for couple of years and then abandoned its users.

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