HMD Global begins officially rolling out Android Oreo 8.1 to Nokia 8

Key updates to the Nokia 8 with Android Oreo 8.1 include battery level reporting for devices connected via Bluetooth and a revamped settings menu.

Less than two weeks after having announced the beta build of Android Oreo 8.1 for the Nokia 8, HMD Global has now begun rolling out the update officially. The rollout has been confirmed for everyone and should be available for download across regions.

Nokia 8. Image: tech2/Rehan Hooda

Nokia 8. Image: tech2/Rehan Hooda

According to a report by Android Police, the news of the official roll-out was announced by Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer for HMD Global who took to his personal Twitter handle to make the announcement.

Nokia 8 users have since shared screenshots of the update page on the phone.

The Android Oreo 8.1 update on the Nokia 8 is roughly 1.6 GB in size and is available for download over Wi-Fi only. The update to the latest version of Android comes with a number of small changes to Android Oreo 8.0.

Going by what is mentioned in the screenshots of the update, the key updates to the Nokia 8 include battery level reporting for devices connected via Bluetooth, a new settings menu and a revamped power menu.

The update also corrects the much talked about hamburger emoji and also includes the February Google Security Patch. The news of rollout comes on the back of a massive price cut for the Nokia 8 in India, making it currently one of the lowest priced phones in the country to offer a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.

We also reviewed the device recently and you can go ahead and read it here.

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