Nokia 8 gets better with Android 8.1 Oreo

Android 8.1 Oreo

HMD Global has started to roll out Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Nokia 8 smartphone. Recently, the company released a beta version for Nokia 8 devices running Android 8.0 Oreo. The version was being updated with the February Android security patch.

HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas took to Twitter and revealed that the company has started to roll out Android Oreo 8.1 on Nokia 8. We have given the tweet at the end of the article. The Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Nokia 8 includes a refreshed power menu, battery saving navigation buttons, new Settings menu including battery percentage indicator for Bluetooth. Moreover, the update includes advanced capabilities such as neural networks, autofill framework including a SharedMemory API. You can expect enhancements to performance and bug fixes.

Before proceeding to download Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Nokia 8, you need to activate Wi-Fi because the total capacity of the update is nearly 1.5GB. Moreover, the device should be charged up to 100 percent to avoid interruption. If the battery level is less than 50 percent, it is advisable to connect to the AC power before initiating the download process.

You will view a notification when the update is made available to your region. Alternatively, you can verify the presence of the new update by navigating to Settings | System updates.

On the specifications front, the Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch QHD IPS 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protected display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB expandable internal storage, dual 13MP rear sensor, 13MP front-facing camera, 3090mAh battery loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. In addition to 4G VoLTE, the Nokia 8 provides support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C port including a traditional headphone port.

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