Highlights

  • Nokia 8 anticipated to be launched in India in the upcoming festive season
  • Google announced that the Nokia Android devices will receive the Android Oreo update by the end of this year
  • All the devices will receive two years of Android OS support

While we have been eagerly waiting for the new Nokia 8 flagship, the company in the meantime announced the benefits for the other Nokia phones as well. HMD Global, the firm producing the Android series for the company confirmed that all Android devices will receive two years of Android OS upgrade. To be specific, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6 smartphones are to receive the Android Oreo and upcoming Android P update by 2018.

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Although the name is still to be confirmed, Android O features were revealed at the Google I/O conference and many believe that it will be called Android Oreo after the cookie snack, just as Android KitKat was named after the chocolate bar.

The Android Oreo includes updates like improved notifications, better battery management, picture-in-picture mode, adaptive icons, improved sound quality, password autofill, multi-display support and improved keyboard input among others.

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When it comes to the release date of the Nokia 8, there has been no official confirmation as to when the smartphone will hit Indian market. However, as per the speculations, the Nokia 8 will be made available sometime around the festive season of Diwali. The device is anticipated to be launched in a customized variant in selected markets including India’s.

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While unveiling the Nokia smartphones, HMD Global also revealed that the handsets will be getting timely software updates besides the usual Android OS upgrades. As announced, the Nokia 3 received the Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the Nokia 6 received a software update with bug fixes, improvements and the August security patch as well.

The launch of the Nokia 8 is gaining excitement among the tech lovers but the announcement about the Oreo update for other smartphones hasn’t left the minds of tech geeks ever since. With the announcement, company becomes first smartphone manufacturer to promise Android O update for all its Android devices.

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