Ever since launching its rebirth last year, HMD Global's Nokia has proudly promised
that all of the smartphones in its portfolio would be getting Android updates — from the flagship Nokia 8
, all the way down to the budget Nokia 2
. Some of these phones have also been updated to Android 8 Oreo — obviously, flagships are still a priority, but it's a huge gesture when the "smaller fish" phones get it, too.
Well, Nokia 3
owners, you can now enjoy Android 8 Oreo on your phones as well! The public beta is out and Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas has taken to Twitter to not only announce it, but openly entice people to join.
Anyone can join Nokia Beta Labs by clicking the link we have provided below. You just need to enter your credentials and... well, having a Nokia phone waits. Then, just wait for your update. Here are the major things that Android 8 Oreo brings about, but we can't be sure which ones will be active on the low-tier Nokia 3
. We assume Picture-in-Picture might have to be scrapped.
- 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