HMD Global begins rolling out Android Oreo 8.1 stable update to the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6

The update comes in different sizes on both phones, with the update for the Nokia 5 coming in at 866.7 MB and the update for the Nokia 6 being 933.8 MB.

HMD Global officially rolled out Android Oreo 8.1 for its then flagship, the Nokia 8. A little more than a month later, the company has now officially started rolling the update out for its other phones, the Nokia 5 and 6.

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Both phones had received an update to Android Oreo 8.0 in January and will now receive an update to Android 8.1 as other OEMs still struggle to roll out Oreo for even their flagship phones.

Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas usually announces the updates on his Twitter handle, but according to a report by GSMArena, the stable update has already hit Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 devices across multiple markets including India, Tunisia and Indonesia.

The update comes in different sizes on both phones, with the update for the Nokia 5 coming in at 866.7 MB and the update for the Nokia 6 at 933.8 MB. Certain users who have not been automatically prompted yet about the update can head over to the settings menu and run a manual update search.

Apart from minor changes like a changed hamburger emoji and a translucent notification centre and taskbar, Android Oreo 8.1 brings a host of under-the-hood API changes and features to both Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 devices.

HMD Global is yet to officially announce the rollout but the update should arrive in other countries soon as well.

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