HMD Global has finally started rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to its flagship device, the Nokia 8. The new update weighs 1562.7MB in size is currently available for all the Nokia 8 users across the globe, and it carries a version number V4.84A. The new update brings all the Android 8.1 features introduced by Google such as new settings menu, revamped power menu, Bluetooth Battery percentage display, and so on. Also, the latest update includes February 2018 security patch fixes. Usually, HMD Global rolls out security update in the first week itself, but this time around, it got delayed, but the company has given a reason for the Nokia 8 users to cheer up.
To be noted, the Nokia 8 becomes the first non-Google smartphone to run the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update. For the unaware, Google released the Android 8.1 Oreo update to its Pixel and Nexus devices back at the end of December 2017. And in the last week of January, HMD Global rolled out a beta version of the Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 8.
Here's the official changelog of Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Nokia 8
Do make a note that the update is currently rolling out all the Nokia 8 users and when we checked for the update on our Nokia 8 for the first time, it didn't appear. However, we cleared the data of the Google Services Framework system application and manually checked for the update, it appeared right after that.
On the whole, HMD Global is doing a sweet job for its consumers and keeping up the promise it made back at the MWC 2017 event. Also, earlier today, the brand pushed the February 2018 security patch update to the entry-level Nokia 2 in India. HMD Global is rumoured to launch a lot of new smartphones at the upcoming MWC 2018 event in Barcelona, and most of them are expected to arrive with Android 8.1 Oreo version out of the box. The Nokia 8 recently received a price cut in India and is now retailing for Rs 28,999, which makes it a great option.