Nokia 8 along with Nokia 3, 5 and 6 were earlier confirmed to soon get latest Android 8.0 Oreo update by Juho Sarvikas HMD Global’s Chief Officer. Now, during a launch event of Nokia in the Philippines, Shannon Mead, Philippines country manager, HMD Global has confirmed that the Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 8 will get two years of Android update which includes the next year Android version P.
Android P will be launched at company’s annual I/O event, 2018. Earlier, Google introduced its latest operating system Android 8.0 (Android O) officially on August 21, in New York.Well, Google has a history of naming its Android versions after different sweets. The list includes Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.
Currently Nokia 5 and 6 Series runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, while the Nokia 3 runs on Android 7.0. However, according to a recent report, the budget-centric smartphone will be soon updated to the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
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With this development, Nokia 8 is also likely to get the Oreo update in coming months, if not so at year-end as recently the beta update for Nokia 8 smartphone was teased by Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer at HMD Global on twitter. Further, Sarvikas said Android Oreo is “maturing nicely” on Nokia 8 and the company will “release when perfect”.
HMD Global has recentlylaunched Nokia 8smartphone in India for Rs 36,999. Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are already available in India and are priced at Rs 14,999, Rs 12,999 and Rs 9,499 respectively. The Nokia 6 is available for purchase from Amazon India, while the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are available through the offline channels.