The update comes only weeks after HMD Global introduced a beta test programme for its flagship handset which was running Android 8.0 Oreo until today and lately received the February Android security limitation. The organization’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas on Tuesday announced the newest update rollout through a tweet.
“We are rolling out Android Oreo 8.1 on Nokia 8! Get the Android to date,” Sarvikas tweeted. In accordance with the official changelog, as seen by people at AndroidPolice, the Android 8.1 Oreo upgrade (version 4.84A) for the Nokia 8 includes battery economy navigation buttons, a revamped power menu, fresh configurations menu, along with Bluetooth battery percentage. It also comes with numerous heart Android features like Neural Networks API, Autofill framework updates, along with a SharedMemory API. In any case, you can expect performance improvements and bug fixes, including a fixed hamburger emoji with cheese slice on top of the patty.
The Nokia 8 Android 8.1 Oreo update is over 1.5GB in size, and its package is downloadable simply through an active Wi-Fi connection. You are able to check the availability of the brand new update in your Nokia 8 from going to Settings > System upgrades.
Launched in September last year using Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the Nokia 8 obtained an update to Android 8.0 in November. The dual-SIM (Nano) handset comes with a 5.3-inch display QHD IPS screen with 2.5D arch Corning Gorilla Glass 5 security. Additionally, it has an IP54-rated, splash-resistant construct. Underneath the hood, there’s an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, combined with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone sports a double rear camera setup with two 13-megapixel image detectors – one as an RGB sensor with optical image stabilisation (OIS), while another one has a monochrome sensor.
On the front, the Nokia 8 includes a 13-megapixel camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF-supported, 78.4-degree wide-angle lens. These two camera detectors have Carl Zeiss optics. The smartphone includes 64GB onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in an hybrid dual-SIM configuration. There are connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (v3.1), and a 3.5mm headphone.