HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones is trying hard to deliver Android Oreo update to the existing Nokia smartphones. The Nokia 8 will receive the update anytime soon as the company has recently ended the beta testing, and confirmed the update roll out as coming soon.
However, there’s no info on the update for the mid-range Nokia smartphones, the Nokia 6, the Nokia 5, and the Nokia 3. Earlier, HMD said that they would roll out the Oreo update to the three devices mentioned above by the end of 2017, but since then, there’s no update whatsoever.
Today, Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer at HMD Global confirmed to a Twitter user that the update for the Nokia 6 is ‘just around the corner.’ Hopefully, the company releases the update before the end of 2017.
That said, the Nokia 6 and the Nokia 5 will receive the update earlier than the Nokia 3, thanks to the MediaTek chipset used on the Nokia 3. Also, HMD did not reveal when the recently announced Nokia 2 will be receiving the update.
Both the Nokia 6 and the Nokia 5 already received November 2017 security patch updates, and the company might include the December 2017 update within the Android Oreo update itself.
All the three Nokia mid-range smartphones are among the few smartphones confirmed to release the Oreo update. Other budget smartphones such as Xiaomi Mi A1 and Tenor G are confirmed to receive the update by the end of 2017, while Lenovo has confirmed the update roll out to Lenovo K8 series by the end of June 2018.
HMD Global has unveiled two new smartphones in recent times- the Nokia 7 and the Nokia 2. The Nokia 2 is the company’s lowest specced and lowest priced smartphone, while the Nokia 7 caters of the actual mid-range market with its specifications.
HMD, late last month held a global launch event in India, where it announced the entry-level Nokia 2 smartphone. The Nokia 2 will also receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update in the future, but as said earlier, there’s no info on when HMD releases it.