HMD Global’s Nokia smartphones runs on the stock Android mobile operating system without that stinky user interface skin. With that being said, because they run pure version of the Google’s mobile platform, Nokia smartphones will receive software updates much faster than most of the Android phones that included with a lot of bloatware and unoptimized UI skins. The bloatware and mediocre integration of the UI skin on the top of the Google’s mobile operating system usually causes poor performances of Android phones. HMD Global — the Finnish company founded just to manufacture new generation of Nokia-branded smartphones, feature phones and tablets — has previously said that all its Android devices including the Nokia 3, 5, 6, and its newest flagship Nokia 8 will in time get the Android Oreo OS update. A senior HMD Global executive has now teased the Nokia 8 running the latest Android Oreo software update.
Android Oreo expected to eat about 1.3GB of Nokia 8 storage
The Global Chief Product Officer at HMD Global Oy, Juho Sarvikas, said in a Twitter post that the Nokia 8 Android 8.0 Oreo release update was “maturing nicely.” Also, his tweet include with a couple of photos of the Nokia 8 running the Android Oreo. Unfortunately, he didn’t divulge when the Oreo update will be released out to the general Nokia-branded handset devices. A new report suggests that the Finland-based OEM will roll out the latest Android Oreo update in the fourth quarter of the year.
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 16, 2017
The Nokia 8 could be the first device from HMD Global to get the Oreo update just because it’s a flagship device just like in any other brands. Other phones such as the Nokia 3, 5, and 6 might receive the update within a week or two. The images posted by Sarvikas on the social media suggest that the OEM is trial-testing the Android Oreo on the Nokia 8. The new mobile operating system update from the search engine giant is gradually getting rolled out across the globe.
According to the images posted on Twitter, the Nokia 8 Android Oreo software release update will eat about 1.3GB of the internal storage.
A several days ago, a Nokia phone running and Android Oreo surfaced on the GFXBench. Even though the handset on benchmarking service was indicated Nokia 9, pundits believe it was the current flagship Nokia 8.
The Nokia 8 was made public in the previous month in London, United Kingdom. The Nokia’s flagship phone sports a unibody aluminum steel frame with fingerprint scanner embedded on the device’s mechanical home button. The Nokia 8 comes with a 5.3-inch Quad HD display and latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip CPU paired with 4GB RAM. It’s processor is the same chipset found on the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and LG V30 flagship smartphones. The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 were also rumored to include the aforementioned SoC processor instead the more advanced Snapdragon 836. Moreover, the 8 will come with 2017’s industry standard for base model flagship smartphone, a 64GB of on-board storage. In addition to the internal memory, it you can be expanded by up to 128GB, thanks to a microSD card slot support.
As for the camera department, the Nokia 8 is equipped with a 13-megapixel selfie snapper. And on the rear panel, it also got the same 13-megapixel shooter. Both sensors offer an f/2.0 aperture and uses the iconic Zeiss optics.
HMD Global marketed its Nokia 8 as a camera phone featuring “bothie” that lets people uses both rear- and front-cameras in a split-screen view at the same period of time. The Nokia 8 is one of the few to adopt the next generation’s industry standard USB Type-C charging port.
The Nokia 8 has yet to hit majority of the global marketplaces, though the device has ha pipeline release internationally in the coming weeks, just in time for the start of Christmas shopping season and the Black Friday 2017. Nokia 8 will is up for grab in four colorways: Polished Copper, Polished Blue, Steel, and Tempered Blue.
Nokia 8 is already on sale in Germany and Australia, priced at €579 and AUD 899, respectively. Just like the South Korean electronics giants, Samsung and LG, their respective flagship becomes available first in their home country before it releases internationally. The Nokia 8 was initially available in Finland. The device will be launched in ther major markets including the Pacific and EMEA in October.