Nokia 8 might get Android Oreo really soon


Nokia 8, HMD's top handset for 2017, is likely to become the first Android-powered Nokia smartphone to receive the Oreo update. A listing of the flagship rocking the latest software from Google emerged recently on benchmarking platform Geekbench.


On its own, this appearance might not be enough evidence for the looming update. However, we have to remember that HMD Global wants to retain its reputation of a company that issues timely updates on a regular basis. The Finnish firm has so far adorned all of its smartphones with an almost stock version of Android just for that reason. 

The Nokia 8 won't be the only HMD model to get the Oreo treatment. HMD's Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, recently assured fans of the brand that all Android-powered Nokia smartphones will get updated to Android 8.


source: Geekbench

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21 Comments

1. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

and my s8+ will get in may

5. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Like I said before, nothing beats having stock Android on a Google device.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Except having stock Android on a Nokia device. ;)

8. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Said no one ever.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sales say otherwise. There goes your theory of "said no one ever" right out of the window.

14. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I understand that you are butthurt at the truth of stock Android being the best on Google devices. Your salty tears are evident.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, sales say otherwise. One has to just look at all of those left over Pixel XL's that Google is giving away in place of busted Nexus 6P's. But you wouldn't know about that since you've admittedly never owned a Nexus 6P. You're anal discomfort is evident.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome news. Great job, HMD/Nokia. Now waiting for a certain trolling someone to either spin this in a negative manner, or bring up another company that has absolutely nothing to do with this article, as he so predictably and excessively does.

15. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Are you going to do this every time there's an article posted about updates on the superior Google Android phones?

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, I'm going to do this every time there is an article posted about updates on the superior *Nokia* Android phones. Like now.

3. androiduser

Posts: 504; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

My u11 will get it in November or December

4. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Funny thing is that soon could translate into a few weeks to a few months. Once again this is why Google is top dog when it comes to Android updates and security updates. Nothing beats having a Pixel or a Nexus device due to that very fact. That's not spinning anything or negativity. Those are just the FACTS. Already rocking Oreo as we speak.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! As ever, you are extremely predictable. Google better damn well be "top dog" when it comes to Android updates, because it's THEIR OS. That's like Microsoft not being top dog with their Windows updates. Now, as far as security updates go, Google isn't top dog. And that's not some anally induced pain-ridden comment, that's a verifiable FACT. On what? I already proved that you posted a photoshopped image in your Imgur account, that's why you had the photo removed. And you said that you don't own a Nexus 6P anyway, remember? And you definitely don't own a Pixel. Stop making up stories for once.

9. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Lol I see that you're deflecting from the truth. That's just the harsh reality of it and btw, Android isn't a Google creation. But of course you're just trying to pick a fight. Lol you do realize that Google posts the security updates for other Android OEMs? Lol you are clearly uneducated. Lol I guess you know more about what I own than I do. You just don't want to admit that I'm an Android user.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Got 'em! I posted that very same article as proof once, and he dismissed it as if it didn't exist. Be prepared for him to do the same thing here, as if it isn't a fact.

16. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

That I don't give a crap.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, we know, lol. You "don't give a crap" about facts that isn't line up with your false narrative.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, who's deflecting? The only deflecting being done around here is by you when you deflect from the fact that you claimed to own a Nexus 6P one minute, and then backtracked and said you don't own one. And point out where I said Android is a "Google creation". Don't worry, I'll wait while you spin this into some BS, as usual. And stop whining like a little btch about someone trying to pick a fight, when you constantly pick fights with me, darkk, tedkord, and a few others around here. You do realize that Google has an obligation to post said security updates for its partners, right? And "posting" it for others to then apply to their handsets, and actually applying it before others do are two totally different things entirely. Looks like you are the uneducated one. Lol, I know that you don't own a Nexus 6P, because not only did I call you out on that photoshopped image that you posted (which you promptly deleted after I called you out on it), but you then said that you never said you owned one. And I know that you don't own a Galaxy S7 Edge like you said you did to darkk, because after he called you out on it, you said it was a ruse, aka a lie. You're not an Android user and you know it. If you are, post pics of your Android handset and prove it.

19. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

First of all, you aren't darkkmite or turdkord, so stop deflecting by bringing them up just to come up with an excuse for picking a fight with me. You are the one who continues to be triggered because you are the one who admitted to having aliases in order to fight the good fight. You are the one who continues to be obsessed with me owning a Nexus 6P or not owning a Nexus 6P. Cry me a river tears because it's funny watching you chase it like a dog running in circles chasing its tail. Who cares? You are the only one who is triggered just because I said Google is the champion at getting out timely updates. That's a FACT whether you want to believe it or not. I don't have to prove sht to you. You think proving that I'm an Android user is going to you is going to magically make me want your approval? Newsflash loser, I don't care whether you believe me or not. It's just hilarious watching you be obsessed with me being an Android user. Get over it you clown.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, I don't need to be darkk or ted to post the facts about what you do. Stop trying to deflect from the fact that you pick fights with them. You are the one that has been proven to have multiple faux troll accounts, and you admitted this with your Flash account. I'm not going off an article where someone said he had aliases but never mentioned my name. I have SOLID proof. You have conjecture. And it's hilarious watching you deflect from the fact that you don't own, and never have owned, a Nexus 6P. Cry me an ocean sized room of those triggered with rage tears because I proved that you don't own a Nexus 6P (and since you don't, there is NO way that you could have traded it in for a Pixel XL. You just lied on that article to justify your trolling of Android and everyone knows it), and you never owned a Galaxy S device, either. Darkk called you out on that BS and you then you backtracked and said it was a ruse, which really means that you lied about that, all to justify your trolling. YOU care. And actually, Apple is the champion of getting out timely updates. You'd think an inbred Apple troll like you would know that. Now stop being so triggered because Nokia keeps beating Google to the punch with releasing security updates out to its branded handsets. Aka, you CAN'T prove it, because you don't own them, and never have. EVERYONE on this site knows that you're not an Android user, mxyzptlk. Cut the BS, because NO ONE here is falling for it. It's really pathetic that you have to come to a tech site to lie about what you own and use, like that makes you somebody. Newsflash: it just makes you even more pathetic than you already are. It's crazy how the internet makes such liars out of idiots like you.

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