HMD Global Started officially rolling out Android Oreo 8.1 to Nokia 8


A new update has started rolling out but it doesn't bring the awaited OS upgrade. HMD Global's re-investment in Android and feature phones in key markets worldwide may well have given them the gust of wind needed to get their ship back on the high seas of the smart device market here in 2018. It is believed to be an Android Go (Oreo edition) smartphone. The update is now live over-the-air and will reach all Nokia 8 owners over the next few days. The update also brings the February Android security patch as well. Counterpoint had previously claimed that 2.8 million Nokia Android smartphones and 13.5 million Nokia feature phones were shipped in Q3 2017 alone. Counterpoint has also said that Nokia has managed to in the United Kingdom when it comes to smartphone shipments.

Android 8.1 comes with numerous changes over Android 8.0. The recent reports have suggested that the Nokia 9 could be announced with the moniker Nokia 8 Sirocco.

In terms of specs, the Nokia 1 is rumored to come with an HD IPS LCD display and run either Qualcomm or MediaTek SoC under the hood with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. While at the front, we have an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with a 1.12um sensor and f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling.

The Nokia 8, despite being a 2017 flagship, is now even more appealing than before. You can check its availability by going to Settings About phone Software updates.

HMD Global says the phone's official launch is February 26th (via TechRadar), but Amazon's listing now says it will be released five days earlier on the 21st.

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 almost 1.5GB.