Nokia 7 is now eligible for update to Android 8.1 Oreo

Nokia 7 is now eligible for update to Android 8.1 Oreo
HMD Global has a stellar record of Android Oreo updates, even though is far from being a major player in the smartphone industry. Basically, most of the company's Nokia-branded smartphones launched in the last year or so have been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, many of them even getting Android 8.1 Oreo updates.

The last device that makes on the long list of HMD smartphones to receive an Oreo update is the Nokia 7, which is a China-exclusive device. An international, beefed-up version of the handset was launched earlier this year as Nokia 7 plus, but this one comes with Android 8.1 Oreo on board.

Now, the Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Nokia 7 weighs in at 700MB and requires about 1.4GB free storage. It brings many new features such as dual SIM dual 4G VoLTE support, as well as face recognition unlock.

You can also expect to get the May security patch, some enhancements to power management, camera user interface and compatibility of 3.5mm audio jack. Keep in mind that all camera settings will be cleared after applying the update, so you'll have to adjust those again.

source: NokiaCamp via Nokiamob



1. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

I wanted this device over nokia 6 and 6.1 sad thing nokia didn't release it as a global exclusive device in 2017.Nokia 7+ is a different device to nokia 7 more like a succesor to the 2017 nokia 7 version with a plus specs.Its build quality is very different to nokia 6.1&7+ that why i like this device as true midrange device but nokia 6.1 is like a twin bro or succesor to 7 in 2018.


Posts: 1; Member since: May 13, 2018

i have the nokia 7 but i have the nougat 7.1 even when will release update ?

3. vasta

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Why are so many features only for Chinese devices? Perhaps because Chinese people hate stock Android like customers from all other regions? Shocker.

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