The update comes only weeks after HMD Global released a beta evaluation programme for its flagship handset that has been running Android 8.0 Oreo until today and recently received the February Android safety limitation. The company’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas on Tuesday announced the newest update rollout by means of a tweet.
Get the Android to date,” Sarvikas tweeted. In accordance with the official changelog, as seen by people at AndroidPolice, the Android 8.1 Oreo update (version 4.84A) for the Nokia 8 includes battery economy navigation buttons, a revamped electricity menu, new settings menu, along with Bluetooth battery percentage. Additionally, it comes with numerous heart Android features like Neural Networks API, Autofill framework updates, and a SharedMemory API. Besides, you can expect performance enhancements and bug fixes, including a fixed hamburger emoji with cheese slice on top of the patty.
The Nokia 8 Android 8.1 Oreo update is over 1.5GB in size, and its package is downloadable only via an active Wi-Fi link. You are able to check the availability of the brand new update in your Nokia 8 by going to Settings > System updates.
Launched in September a year ago using Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the Nokia 8 received an update to Android 8.0 in November. The dual-SIM (Nano) handset comes with a 5.3-inch display QHD IPS display with 2.5D arch Corning Gorilla Glass 5 security. It also has an IP54-rated, splash-resistant construct. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone sports a dual rear camera setup using two 13-megapixel image detectors – like an RGB sensor with optical image stabilisation (OIS), while the other one includes a monochrome sensor.
On the front, the Nokia 8 includes a 13-megapixel camera sensor using an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF-supported, 78.4-degree wide-angle lens. These two camera detectors have Carl Zeiss optics. The smartphone includes 64GB onboard storage that’s expandable via microSD card (around 256GB) in an hybrid dual-SIM configuration.