Nokia 8 benchmark suggests Android Pie update could be just around the corner17
The Nokia 8
Back in early October, HMD Global announced that both the Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco would receive the Android 9 Pie update during the month of November.
At the moment, it’s looking as though the software may be a bit behind schedule – HMD Global hasn’t yet made an official announcement in regards to the update. Luckily for owners, though, it may not be too far away.
In a recent Geekbench listing, last year’s Nokia 8 flagship was spotted running Android 9 Pie. This would suggest that HMD Global – the company in charge of Nokia smartphones – is actively testing the update as part of an internal beta. Furthermore, it points toward a rollout in early December, potentially alongside the Android Pie update for the newer Nokia 8 Sirocco.
Alongside the software for these older devices, HMD Global is rumored to be preparing one final release before the end of the year in the form of the Nokia 8.1. Unlike its flagship predecessors, though, it’s expected to sit in the upper-midrange smartphone segment.