HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia smartphones you’re seeing on the market these days, has been quick to release software updates for its high-end devices at least. It has only been a few weeks since the company launched an Android 8.1 Oreo beta test for the Nokia 8. The test has now ended and the company has started rolling out Android 8.1 officially to all Nokia 8 owners.
The Android 8.1 Oreo release for the Nokia 8 was confirmed by HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas on Twitter. He sent out a tweet confirming that the company is now rolling out the aforementioned firmware update to this high-end device.
Nokia 8 is now the first third-party handset to be bumped up to the latest version of Android. Google Pixel 2 is the only other handset that has received said update so far and it’s not surprising since it’s the company’s own flagship smartphone.
The update weighs in at 1.5GB for the handset and comes with the latest February security patch. It’s a minor platform update for Oreo which brings a few visual tweaks, features like battery level indicator for Bluetooth devices, and the ability to continue restoring a backup after the initial setup has been completed.
Some reports have suggested that the company has also started rolling out the February security patch for the Nokia 2 though it’s not something that HMD Global has officially confirmed at this point in time.