According to the confirmation received from HMD Global, the Android 8.0 OTA has started arriving for the Nokia 3 smartphones. In addition, HMD Global has also rolled the Android 8.1 OTA for Nokia 6 of 2018 along with the Nokia 7 Plus devices.
HMD Global is one of the companies that is well known for rolling out updates in a timely manner to all their devices, without being partial to only the expensive ones. It has kept up the promise of delivering the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Nokia 3, which is an entry-level mobile smartphone.
Nokia 6, 2018 and Nokia 7 Plus
These two devices have started receiving the Android 8.1 OTA. The new over the air update will offer improved navigation buttons for better battery performance. The settings menu is also changed and the update also combines the security patch for the month of April.
The future of Nokia phones looks bright, as the company has confirmed that all its Android phones will be receiving the Android 8.0 update. Nokia 3 was running the Nougat till now. It is impressive that Nokia is updating even its low-end phones like the Nokia 3, which cannot be said for other OEMs. In fact, Nokia has also announced that users would receive the Android P update as well.
Nokia 3 Gets Oreo 8.0
Nokia 3 first came with the Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Now, with the latest Android 8.0 OTA, users can go to Settings and then access About Phone and then System Update. It is possible that the 8.0 OTA for Nokia 3 will be rolled out in phases, but it will soon arrive to all the devices.
The Settings menu is improved and there are improvements to the camera and the battery with this new 8.0 update for the Nokia 3 smartphones.
Nokia 7 Plus Gets Oreo 8.1
The Nokia 7 Plus is an impressive phone launched during the MWC of 2018. It is the first smartphone from Nokia coming with the 18:9 design and it comes with Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box. Now, the Android 8.1 Oreo is being made available for the Nokia 7 Plus as well. The software installation is 2.13B and it also comes with security patches and a size of 600 MB.
The power menu has been revamped along with a new menu for Settings. Another part of the Changelog is the Bluetooth battery percentages and improved navigation buttons for saving the battery.
Nokia 6 2018 Gets Oreo 8.1
The new Oreo 8.1 update is also being offered for the Nokia 6 2018 devices. It had come with Android Nougat out of the box. Even prior to the Nokia 6 going mainstream, HMD Global had pushed the Android Oreo 8.0 update for the Nokia 6. Now the Nokia 6 2018 has also joined the Oreo 8.1 party.
The Nokia 8 had undergone a beta phase for the 8.1 Oreo update, whereas the Nokia 6 (2018) did not have to go through this beta testing. HMD Global started a stable rolling out of the new Oreo 8.1 for the Nokia 6 devices, starting a new trend of sending updates.