okia’s comeback into the smartphone game has revolved heavily around a pure untouched Android experience as well as timely updates. Across the price spectrum, from the no frills Nokia 3 to the flagship Nokia 8 – all Nokia smartphones run on a stock build of Android Nougat. HMD Global, the company responsible for Nokia’s company recently confirmed that all of its Android smartphones will be receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update by the end of 2017. Now the company has announced that the entire range will also be updated to Android P in the coming months.
The announcement was made at the launch of their flagship smartphone – the Nokia 8 – in the Philippines. During a question and answer session, Shannon Mead, country manager (Philippines), HMD Global, announced that the Nokia 8, Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and even the budget oriented Nokia 3will get two years of software support including an update to Android P in 2018.
The Xiaomi Mi A1, which marks the revival of Google’s ambitious Android One project will also be updated to Android P in the future. Such a move by Nokia comes at a time when Motorola is facing backlash for dropping recently launched models like the Moto E4, Moto E4 Plus and Moto C Plusfrom its Android 8.0 Oreo update line-up.
Recently, it was reported that the Nokia 8 might be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo as soon as October end. According to Vtechgraphy, a company manager reportedly revealed the fact during the flagship smartphone’s announcement in Taiwan.
The Nokia 8 has been launched in India for an extremely competitive price of Rs 36,999. The phone, which will go on sale in the country via both Amazon India and offline channels on October 14, comes with ZEISS powered dual cameras, an all-metal design, top of the line internals, a 5.3-inch Quad HD display, a 100 percent build of stock Android, 360 degree audio capture capabilities and more.