The flagship device from HMD Global, Nokia 8 is finally getting the much anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update. The company had promised the update for all Nokia phones and the Nokia 8 has already started receiving it.
The Android 8.0 Oreo beta was rolled out for the Nokia 8 last month and has now been pushed out in a phased manner. The update also brings the latest November Security patch to the phone. Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global tweeted about the update with a small video featuring Android Oreo.
Android 8.0 Oreo: Some new features
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) November 24, 2017
While Android Nougat has done well, Android Oreo further refines the experience. The latest update brings faster boot speed (for Pixel) and adds utility features like Picture-in-Picture mode to use two apps at the same time. Another utility feature here is the smart Autofill which allows you to fill passwords faster.
With a polished settings menu, you get a redesigned notification bar and notification dots in the launcher. This means you won’t miss a notification and will have adaptive dots on your app icons. Apart from these features, the Android 8.0 Oreo is the most secured Android till date and also optimizes battery to suit your usage.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, said “We’re proud to deliver our pure and secure take of Android 8.0 Oreo on the Nokia 8. We always want to give our fans the best possible Android experience. That’s why we’ve taken the time to test, optimize and refine the platform.”
Nokia 8 Specifications
To recall, Nokia 8 is the current flagship of HMD Global and runs Stock Android. The phone features a metal unibody design and comes with a 5.3-inch IPS-LCD panel with Quad HD resolution.
In terms of optics, the Nokia 8 houses a dual 13MP camera setup with Carl Zeiss optics. This is an RGB + Monochrome setup. A front-facing 13MP camera is also there for selfies and video calling. The phone also sports a Bothie feature which lets you use both the cameras together.
Backed by a Snapdragon 835 processor and Adreno 540 GPU, the phone is packing 4GB RAM and 64GB UFS 2.1 storage. There is also expansion option up to 256GB using a microSD card. The device is now receiving an update to Android 8.0 Oreo and also gets monthly security updates from Nokia.