“The new Nokia 8 Android Pie beta update comes with new system UI and Google security patch for December 2018”
While the Nokia 8 Android Pie update that was supposed to roll out in November is still awaited, HDM Global – the brand licensee for Nokia phones – has released the beta version of the update. HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas in a tweet announced that the Nokia 8 Android Pie beta update is now available for users to download. In his tweet, Sarvikas said the immediate release of the beta software is due to the delay in the rollout of the stable version.
Thank you for your patience. Since you had to wait a bit longer than expected for Android 9 on your Nokia 8, we decided to make an immediate Beta Labs release. Please join us in finalizing the commercial release – your feedback is extremely valuable 🍰https://t.co/siaoX5g3vj pic.twitter.com/s33qsBAgOq— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) December 11, 2018
According to screenshots posted by a user, the Android Pie beta update for Nokia 8 features new system navigation, settings menu and notifications as well as Adaptive and optimised brightness level. Along with this, the handset will get Adaptive Battery power prioritisation for commonly used apps and Android security patch for December 2018. The new update bears the version number v5.110 and is 1.5GB in size.
Since the Nokia 8 Android Pie update is still in beta, there may be some bugs and kinks that need to be ironed out. Hence users should remember to back up all their data to minimise the potential ill effects. Users will have to register first with the Nokia Beta Labs and accept the terms and conditions after which they will be provided with an OTP on their devices. Once the process is complete, they will be able to download the Nokia 8 Android Pie update.
Users can also share the feedback regarding the Nokia 8 Android Pie beta update with the help of the pre-installed Feedback app on the handset. Moreover, they will be able to go back to the previous Android Oreo if they choose to. In order to do so, they would simply require to unregister themselves from Beta Labs account.
And while the beta update is now available, there is still no word regarding when the stable update can be expected. Last week, it was reported that HMD Global is delaying the stable update for the Nokia 8 in order to boost the sales of the newly launched Nokia 8.1 smartphone. Sarvikas was said to be behind that decision, but he in a tweet denied this charge.
|Octa core (2.45 GHz, Quad Core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)|
|4 GB RAM|
|5.3 inches (13.46 cm)|
|QHD (2k), 554 PPI|
|13 MP + 13 MP Dual Primary Cameras|
|Dual-color LED Flash|
|13 MP Front Camera|
|Quick Charging 3.0|
|USB Type-C port|