HMD Global releases Android 8.1 update for Nokia 8

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There's life in the old brand yet, following the news that Nokia is now bigger than HTC, OnePlus, Google, Lenovo, Asus and Sony in the mobile space. The expected list of devices include Nokia 1, Nokia 6 (2018), and Nokia 8 Sirocco. HMD Global is also likely to launch the global variant of the Nokia 3310 4G enabled feature phone soon.

Nokia 8 is now the first third-party handset to be bumped up to the latest version of Android.

HMD Global has already announced that all the Nokia smartphones will receive Android updates for a minimum of two years.

Before proceeding to download Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Nokia 8, you need to activate Wi-Fi because the total capacity of the update is almost 1.5GB.

The promotion will see the Nokia 8 retail for $599 rather than the usual $899 - a discount of about 30%. The emoji fix was one of the changes introduced in Android 8.1 release.

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As per Counterpoint's data, in Q4 2017 Nokia sold more phones than most of its rivals, including but not limited to HTC, Sony, Google, Alcatel, Lenovo, OnePlus, Gionee, Meizu, Coolpad, and Asus among all others. The Nokia 8 is backed by a 3,090mAh battery and supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging.

The Nokia brand is now clearly making its way back into the global mobile market with accelerated growth, thanks to the several smartphone announcements by the company in 2017. To review, the Android phone boasts a 4100mAh battery, 5.0-inch 720p screen, 1GB RAM, quad-core Snapdragon 212 processor, 5MP front-facing camera, and an 8MP rear shooter.

You will view a notification when the update is made available to your region.

Nokia 8 has Started rolling out Android Oreo 8.1 officially.

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