HMD Global has recently confirmed that all of its Nokia-branded smartphones will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, which is the latest version of Android mobile OS. That means, all the new Nokia-branded Android smartphones – Nokia 8, Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 will be upgraded to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer (CPO) of HMD Global, has confirmed this fact of Android 8.0 Oreo for Nokia smartphones on his twitter handle. Though, it is not exactly clear when HMD Global will update all of its Nokia-branded smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo.
All of our smartphones will upgrade to Oreo, Nokia 3 included. No comments yet on timing so that I don't get into trouble 😊.
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 2, 2017
Till date, only Google-branded smartphones support Android 8.0 Oreo. They are Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Pixel C.
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 8.0 Oreo is the world’s most popular operating system that brings faster performance, improved notifications, enhanced battery life, and number of incremental improvements. The excerpts of its features are as follows:
- 2x Faster: Get started on your favorite tasks more quickly with 2x the boot speed when powering up.
- Background Limits: Helps in minimizing background activity in the apps on which you are not working.
- Autofill: With your permission, this feature will remember your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed.
- Picture-in-Picture: Allows you to see two apps at once.
- Notification Dots: Press the notification dots to quickly see what’s new and easily clear them by swiping away.
- Android Instant Apps: Teleport directly into new apps right from your browser, no installation needed.
Apart from this, Android Oreo will offer a tailored distribution for low-end devices known as Android Go, which will be used on all devices with 1 GB of RAM or less. These devices will ship with platform optimizations designed to reduce mobile data usage and a special suite of Google Mobile Services designed to be less resource- and bandwidth-intensive (such as YouTube Go).