HMD Global is very active in launching updates for its Nokia Android smartphones. After Nokia 8, Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 the company is now gearing up for the Android 8.0 Oreo update for their Nokia 2 smartphone. The smartphone was launched this year in October in India.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global recently confirmed on his twitter handle that the Nokia 2 will be receiving Android 8.1 Oreo upgrade soon. Also HMD Global has revealed that the update will come with Android GO (Oreo Edition) memory management features. Recently it was reported that the Nokia 1 might be the first Nokia smartphone to launch under Google’s Android Go program. This program was initiated by Google to provide Android experience for low-budget smartphones
It’s interesting to see the company skipping the Android 8.0 Update and directly going to the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update. The Nokia 2 is an entry-level smartphone with minimal specs. That’s why the device’s performance will be optimised using Android Go’s memory management features. Juho Sarvikas mentions users cannot directly upgrade to the Android Go program, but it will incorporate improvements based on Android 8.1 Oreo in the maintenance releases.
The Nokia 2 sports a 5-inch display with HD(1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. It is powered by a Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz coupled with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage. It first shipped with Android 7. 0 Nougat and backed by a 4100 mAh battery that claims two days of battery life on a single charge. It also came with Google Assistant.
This Android 8.1 update is expected to be available by the end of this year or first week of 2018. The company is currently testing Oreo updates for the Nokia 5 and 6 smartphones which leave us to only one Nokia smartphone yet to receive Oreo update, the Nokia 3, but the company has confirmed that it will be receiving Android 8.0 update directly.