HMD Global releases Android 8.1 update for Nokia 8


HMD Global has already scheduled its launch event on February 25th, just ahead of MWC 2018 event which will be held from February 26 to March 01 this year. While HMD Global hasn't revealed any information regarding the smartphones it's going to announce at MWC, rumors have it that the company will announce a slew of smartphones that include Nokia 1, Nokia 6 (2018) for global markets, and, the Nokia 9. Updating your device today will enable a host of new features.

HMD Global is making sure its 2017 flagship Nokia 8 smartphone gets timely Android updates even in 2018. The Nokia 2, which launched in the USA and India last November, will hit store shelves this month with an affordable £99 price tag.

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The Android 8.1 Oreo release for the Nokia 8 was confirmed by HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas on Twitter. The test has now ended and the company has started rolling out Android 8.1 officially to all Nokia 8 owners. The news of rollout comes on the back of a massive price cut for the Nokia 8 in India, making it now one of the lowest priced phones in the country to offer a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.

Coming to the specs of the Nokia 6 (2018), it features a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display and a more sophisticated design than its predecessor. The model essentially improves upon chipset, RAM, and storage. The front of the smartphone is expected to house a 16MP camera with no LED flash. With this update, Nokia 8 has become the only phone other than the Google Pixel and Nexus phones to receive Android 8.1 so far. Nokia 6 (2018) comes with dual view mode which will allow you to capture feeds from both front and rear camera at the same time.