Nokia 8 will be one of the first smartphones not supported by Google, which will catch on Android 8.1 Oreo. Juho Sarvikas today announced on Twitter that software tests under Beta Labs are starting. In a few weeks HMD Global should have a ready upgrade for all users.
Nokia 8 pretty quickly got an upgrade to Android 8.0, but HMD Global does not slow down. Juho Sarvikas, the CPO of the Finnish company, gave information on Twitter to launch Android 8.1 Oreo ! These will be conducted through Beta Labs. So what should you do?
Users of the Nokia 8 smartphone who want to take part in the beta test of Android 8.1 Oreo should go to this address . Then you need to log in and save to the pilot program. Then you have to wait until the information about the availability of the update in the preview version appears. It weighs less than 1554 megabytes.
Android 8.1 Oreo beta for Nokia 8 introduces quite a few improvements. In the official list of changes, we read that navigation buttons have been added to save energy, have rebuilt the power menu, introduced a new setup menu or a battery indicator for Bluetooth accessories. What is very important is the refreshment of the burger emoji . The software also includes January security patches for Android. Google is also currently implementing a new feature in the system related to public Wi-Fi hotspots .
Nokia 8 will be the first smartphone of the Finns, which will get Android 8.1 Oreo. Importantly, it will be one of the first phones with this version, excluding devices that directly support Google. The final version of the update should be released in a few weeks. It is possible that the new Nokia, which HMD Global will show during the MWC 2018 exhibition in Barcelona, will also work under the control of this system. Remember that when you start testing under Beta Labs, you must be aware that this is not a completed software that may contain errors. You have to be reckoned with.
Nokia 8 – specifications
- 5.3-inch screen with QHD resolution (1440 x 2560 pixels) with Gorilla Glass 5
- 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU
- 4 or 6 GB RAM memory type LPDDR4X
- 64 or 128 GB flash memory for data
- MicroSD memory card reader (up to 256 GB)
- webcam 13 Mpix f / 2.0 for video calling and selfie
- dual camera 13 Mpix f / 2.0 with PDAF, OIS and a double LED diode
- 3090 mAh battery
- Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC
- LTE modem cat. 9
- dual SIM
- USB C and headphone connector
- button with a fingerprint scanner
- 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat