HMD is quite busy these days as the company is prepping to unveil a slew of its smartphones at the upcoming MWC 2018 tech show in February. On the other hand, the company is also occupied with rolling out Android Oreo updates to its existing smartphones. We already know that the Nokia 8 flagship smartphone has received the update and the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 have got the beta version of the same.
Now, it looks like it is time for the entry-level smartphones to receive the Oreo flavor. A recent report surfaced online suggesting that Nokia 3 will be the next one to get the Oreo update. In the meantime, Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer at the company has taken to Twitter to reveal that the Nokia 2, the budget smartphone from HMD Global will skip the Android 8.0 Oreo update and jump to the Nokia 8.1 Oreo.Read more ↓
On comparing Android 8.1 with Android 8.0, it is evident that the latest one will bring more memory optimization features to the smartphone. This update is very important for the entry-level Nokia 2 as the device has just 1GB of RAM. The rollout of the Android 8.1 Oreo update can make the smartphone more powerful.
Notably, Nokia 8 recently received the Android 8.1 Oreo update. This update brought several new features including a fix to the hamburger emoji with cheese on top of the patty, system optimizations and performance improvements.
He did not stop with revealing that the Nokia 2 will jump straight to the Android 8.1 Oreo update. He continued stating that the Nokia 3 has also entered Beta Labs and that the update will be available soon. We can expect the Oreo update to be rolled out before the Mobile World Congress 2018 tech show.
Meanwhile, the original Nokia 6 launched last year appears to have received the stable Android Oreo 8.0 update. After being under beta testing for a few weeks, the Chinese version of the Nokia 6 has received the stable Oreo update measuring 1.5GB in size. As per a Chinese publication, this update is claimed to have brought in updated settings UI, enhanced camera quality in low light, screen wake for notifications, scrolling screenshot, Nokia cloud account service, screen record functionality, pedometer card on screen, and enhanced power saving and background activity manager.