The Nokia 2's Android Oreo update can finally be installed (if you really want it)5
Because of how the popular operating system is built, smartphones launched on the regular version of Android cannot be upgraded to Android Go at a later date. Nevertheless, HMD Global – the company behind Nokia smartphones – confirmed in late January that an update to Android 8.1 Oreo was still on the way for those that wanted it. Now, this software is available to download.
Unlike most usual software upgrades, the Nokia 2’s Android 8.1 Oreo update won’t be rolling out to devices over-the-air. Instead, users have to download it manually via a dedicated webpage. This is down to the smartphone’s hardware limitations – Android Oreo brings new features but could slow the device a little.
For the people already running Android Oreo through the Nokia phones beta labs, the smartphone will automatically transfer to the final version of the software. Once this has happened, users will receive a push notification notifying them of the change.
On a side note, it’s worth noting that the update isn’t available for all Nokia 2 users. In fact, people in a total of 32 countries can’t yet download the software. Certain users in other markets may also be limited by the operator their phone is being used on.