Highlights

  • Nokia rolls out Android Oreo open beta for Nokia 8 users
  • A short form is required to be filled to download firmware
  • Stable firmware will be rolled out later

The HMD Global has rolled out the Android Oreo Beta program for its flagship device, Nokia 8, which was launched this year. The open beta is available for all Nokia 8 users and can be downloaded just by filling a short form. The information was provided in a recent tweet by Juho Sarvikas‏, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global announced that Oreo beta builds are now available for the Nokia 8, with other devices in its portfolio including the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 will be added to the program shortly.

A short form is required to be filled for downloading the beta build. Also, the handset will have to be authenticated by its IMEI number. After which the firm will provide the user with a beta build of Android 8.0 Oreo over-the-air (OTA) download. The company said that it may take up to 12 hours for the build to be distributed after authentication. The company further confirmed that the user that has installed beta build and wants to go back to Android Nougat instead, can do so at any time during the test.

Notably, the build is a beta one and not a stable firmware due to which it may feel unstable to some degree. The Finnish giant had earlier confirmed that all the Nokia device will receive the Android Oreo update soon and it has started delivering to the promise starting with the flaship Nokia 8.

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