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Nokia 8 Gets Android 8.1 Oreo Beta Update

HMD Global is very active in rolling updates for its previous smartphones. The company earlier launched the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Nokia 8, Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and the Nokia 2. Today, the company has launched an Android 8.1 Oreo Beta update to its flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8, through its software beta program- Nokia Phones Beta Lab.

If the user is already a member of the Beta Labs Program, they just have to log on to the website with their ID and request the Android 8.1 Oreo OTA update. If not, the user has to register for the Beta Labs program first and request the OTA update manually. The new update has build number V4.82A and is around 1553.9MB in size. The updating process will take around 15 minutes, depending on the internet speed.

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Nokia 8 Android 8.1 Oreo (Beta) Update Screen

The download process is automatic after downloading. It installs in the background, and after completing it, you need to reboot the smartphone for the process to complete. The Nokia 8 comes with stock Android, one of the top reasons this upgrade came a lot earlier, being a non-Google phone.

This Android 8.1 Oreo update brings a new power menu that looks like a Google Pixel 2-style menu inspires it. Also, the settings menu is upgraded. As for the security, the update contains the January 2018 security patches.

Being a beta update, this version will likely carry many bugs and visual problems. This is not a reason to worry because the user can return to the previous Android 8.0 Oreo update by heading over to the earlier Nokia Phones Beta Labs page and requesting a rollback OTA update. Nokia 8 was among the first to get this update and is stable. However, as a precautionary measure, it is advisable to back up all the data.

HMD Global has impressed us with its quick updates. We expect the same for the other smartphones in their portfolio.

About Mrinmoy Choudhury

He is an experienced Journalist. He had been writing for several leading publications too. At DealNTech he covers the latest news of mobiles every day and always strives to provide quality content. He is also a web-designer and graphical designer. Email: [email protected]

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