HMD Global releases the February security update for Nokia 3 and 8 devices mere days after Google’s rollout

This is surprising in a really good way because other companies take weeks, if not months, to update security patches for their devices


HMD Global is continuing with its work of releasing Android updates in an extremely timely manner.

HMD Global releases the February security update for Nokia 3 and 8 devices mere days after Google’s rollout

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Just days after Google rolled out the February Android security patch images for the supported devices in its Pixel and Nexus line-up, HMD Global has rolled out the latest security patch for its Nokia 3 and 8 devices.

This is surprising in a really good way because other companies take weeks, if not months, to update the Android security patch in their OS to the latest version available. According to the changelogs reported by GSMArena, the updates for both the Nokia 8 and Nokia 3 contain the security fixes. The size of the update for Nokia 8 is 87 MB and 80 MB for Nokia 3.

This comes days after HMD Global started beta testing an Android 8.1 Oreo-based OS for the Nokia 8.

Image Credit Nokia

Image Credit Nokia

In addition to the Nokia 8, the company is also working to bring Android 8.1 Oreo to almost all the devices that are on sale from the company regardless of budget. Last but not the least, the report also points out that the update is only rolling out for India and Jordan and that the update for the Nokia 3 is limited to users in India at the time of writing.

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