Nokia 8 expected to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update in late October


HMD has already confirmed that Android 8.0 Oreo for Nokia 8 is currently being tested and the update should be released soon. How soon is that? Well, if everything goes according to plan, Nokia 8 owners won't have to wait more than a month to upgrade to Oreo.

During a recent press conference in Taiwan with the occasion the Nokia 8's launch in the country, HMD's officials present at the event confirmed the smartphone will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo as early as late October.

The Nokia 8 will arrive in many countries in the first week of October, but in some territories, HMD's flagship is already available for purchase. It's quite generous from HMD's part to provide customers who bought the Nokia 8 with an update so early. That will definitely help with the sales of the phone and the trust consumers have in the Nokia brand.

We reported a few days ago that HMD confirmed Nokia 3, 5 and 6 will be receiving Android 8.0 Oreo updates by the end of the year. Let's see if the Finnish company can keep its promise.

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10 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome news. Kudos to you for this, Nokia.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Android Oreo in October? That's worrisomely fast.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! Fragmentation, eh? If there's one thing that bothers me the most about Android, it is THIS! We get updates in a matter of MONTHS (IF ever, "BIG IF") while The iSheep get it within HOURS! Get my drift? If not then, truth be told, you're a biased hypocrite, I'm afraid. Android is the better mobile OS overall, no question about it, but there are some things about iOS which it just can't compete with, let alone beat: 1. Fluidness. 2. Updates. 3. The iMessage. Oh well, G'Day!

4. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

The Pixel is pretty fluid, right?

6. erdilmeet unregistered

Fluid Yes, gets updates almost similar to iOS devices (not hours though) but Fragmentation is different problem which can't be taken care of as of now

5. erdilmeet unregistered

Unfortunately but true. To take care of this though, Google has to exercise better control (remove all the hundreds of makers who keep releasing phones by the second but never update them) and control (will affect Open Source nature of Android) so in terms of updates, Apple has no competition! Either choose exorbitant prices and restricted environment (accept its pros and cons) OR get a Android of your choice (accepting it pros and cons in an Open source world). Choose your side wisely and let's be ok with it :)

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

iOS is a fantastic OS. No question. But if the truth be told, it needs the fast, constant updates to fix functionality that’s been broken from the previous update. If the truth be told, then you should take your own advice. Remember this?: “8. It's just a bloody phone, get over it! Don't like it, don't buy it, savvy?” You said that here:https://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Apple-iPhone-8-Plus-Review_id4416 If not then, truth be told, wouldn’t that make you (as you say). “a biased hypocrite”?

8. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

IOS 11 on older devices reportedly lag after the update . How's yours?

10. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

You act like Apple never slows down their phones with updates, you should only be upgrading at least once so planned obsolescence doesn't make your phone a total waste of money. It's only a matter of time before your phone cooks your femur due to software problems.

9. Cyberchum

Posts: 1095; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Please, get realistic. There are more than 10 thousand models of Android powered smartphones currently on sale while, on the other hand, there are not up to 10 models of iOS powered ones. There'd always be more fragmentation on Android compared to iOS, and reasonably so. It's not that much of a disadvantage, especially when you factor all the things it has over iOS. The only fair comparison of Android and iOS is between Pixels and IPhones.

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