Nokia 8 receives Android 8.0 Oreo software update

HMD Global, the new home of Nokia phones, has announced Nokia 8′s absorption of the Android 8.0 Oreo – the latest version of Google’s operating system.

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“We’re proud to deliver our pure and secure take of Android 8.0 Oreo on the Nokia 8. We always want to give our fans the best possible Android experience. That’s why we’ve taken the time to test, optimize and refine the platform,” said Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer of HMD Global.

“Working together with our fans under our newly setup Nokia phones beta labs, we’ve created a pure version of this highly anticipated mobile platform, delivering all the exciting new features with none of the unnecessary clutter and paired with great performance and even better battery life. Android 8.0 Oreo is packed with new features that make communicating, creating, gaming and exploring even more fun.”

Nokia 8 will deliver a pure version of Android 8.0 Oreo wearing no special skins, no changes in the user interface, and no pre-installed apps.

“It’s our best intention in HMD Global to continue the legacy that the Nokia brand has established, which is to make sure that we offer only the most innovative mobile technology. Working hand in hand with the top operating system in the world, we are focused on giving our patrons a pure and secure Android experience,” told Shannon Mead, country manager of HMD Global Philippines.

“We are looking forward to our progressive development in the Philippine mobile industry because of Nokia’s strong brand affinity to the Filipinos.”

The Android 8.0 Oreo update on Nokia 8 will include the following features:

  • Picture-in-Picture mode allows the handset to multitask
  • Smart software helps the Nokia 8 power up faster letting users create content quicker
  • Exclusive to Nokia smartphones, Dual-Sight mode means users can also stream reaction to events on social media in real-time
  • Android Oreo smart features limit background activity on the apps used the least to maximize the battery life
  • Users can now visualize their emotions better with the fully redesigned set of emojis on Android 8.0 Oreo

The Nokia 8 will automatically update to the Android Oreo. This latest Android version will soon be available to the other Nokia smartphones.

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