At the start of this month, HMD Global, the current parent of Nokia officially confirmed that its three mid-range smartphones- the Nokia 3, the Nokia 5, and the Nokia 6 will receive Android 8.0 Oreo update. However, the company did not reveal when they are planning to release the update for the smartphones.
Today, HMD officially confirmed that the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 will get Android 8.0 Oreo update before the end of 2017. This is actually a good news for the users who purchased the Nokia smartphones. One of the major highlight after Nokia’s comeback this year is stock Android support. Also, HMD committed that it will release timely software updates including monthly security patch fixes to every smartphone it releases.
This news was confirmed by HMD Global itself. Speaking with GadgetGaul, an Australian tech channel, HMD Global’s General Manager for Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia regions- Mark Trundle said that the company will roll out the update ‘before the end of the year.’
Furthermore, HMD Global’s flagship smartphone since its comeback, the Nokia 8 will receive Android 8.0 Oreo update next month, because the brand is already testing the update for the smartphone. Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global posted a couple of images of Nokia 8 with Android 8.0 Oreo update recently.
Until now, HMD has kept its promise by rolling out timely updates to the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6. Both the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 are receiving monthly security patches ahead of Google Pixel smartphones, or in-line with Pixel smartphones. The Nokia 3 is late in receiving software updates, but bearing the MediaTek chip, it’s understandable.
HMD Global recently launched its flagship phone, the Nokia 8 in India for Rs. 36,999. However, the smartphone still boots Android 7.1.2 Nougat itself. The device will be up for sale starting October 14, and it will be good if HMD Global rolls out the Android 8.0 Oreo update by that time, which will boost the device sales.