Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling out to Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7

HMD Global has officially confirmed on its Weibo account that Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 7 has started rolling out. In addition, the Finnish company also confirmed that the first-gen Nokia 6 will also be upgraded to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update in the coming weeks.

Nokia 7 and Nokia 6 owners can look forward to an enhanced user exprience with the latest Android 8.0 update. These include features such as improved app management as well as better power-saving modes. Not to mention, they’ll also get popular Android Oreo features such as Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, new Notification dots, Background limits, Auto-fill, along with Smart text selection.

As is usually the case with OTA updates, the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Nokia 6 (2nd gen) and Nokia 7 is likely to be rolled out in phases. Users will get a puch notification when the update finally arrives on their device. Though, you can always manually check for the availability of the update by heading over to Settings > Software updates.

As of now, the Nokia 2nd gen along with Nokia 7 are only available for purchase in China. That being said, rumor has it HMD Global plans to launch the Nokia 7 in India very soon. Reports indicate that the company could launch the handset in other international markets in early 2018. Nokia 7 was recently launched in China in a choice of two variants. The 4GB RAM model was priced at CNY 2499 (Rs, 24,655 approx.), while its 6GB RAM variant was priced at CNY 2699 (Rs. 26,628 approx.).

In case you missed, HMD Global also started rolling out the Android Oreo beta update last week for its Nokia 6 smartphone in India. The update carries version number 5.140. and weighs 1799.3 MB in size. It also comes with the December 2017 Android security patch along with new features with Oreo beta update which include Picture-in-Picture mode, improved notification channels, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, Audio API for Pro Audio and, more.

About the author

Abhinav Mishra

Abhinav is technology enthusiast who loves gaming and collecting old-school gadgets. He is awestruck by the amazing impact technology has on our daily lives. At PCT, he is the go-to man for anything gaming or related to smartphones. You can usually find him on PSN blabbering about his MKX skills.