Nokia 8 starts receiving Android Oreo update

“The update brings improved performance, stock Oreo experience and more”

HMD Global introduced the Nokia 8 (review) flagship smartphone with Android Nougat in August this year. Soon after the unveiling, the company announced that the Nokia 8 will be getting the Android Oreo update. Now as promised earlier, the brand has finally started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the flagship. The update is available for the phone across the globe including India. The update for the handset is being rolled out over the air in phases, so it may take some time to reach your device.

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The Android Oreo update for the Nokia 8 brings a lot of new features. The update delivers a pure version of the latest OS with no skins or no changes in the stock user interface, said the brand. Talking about the features of the update, there’s a new Picture-in-Picture mode that lets you watch a YouTube clip while messaging and using other apps. The update brings an improved user experience and faster performance. You can check out the detailed features of Android Oreo in our earlier post.


“We’re proud to deliver our pure and secure take of Android 8.0 Oreo on the Nokia 8. We always want to give our fans the best possible Android experience. That’s why we’ve taken the time to test, optimize and refine the platform”, Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, commented on the rollout. “Working together with our fans under our newly setup up Nokia phones beta labs, we’ve created a pure version of this highly anticipated mobile platform, delivering all the exciting new features with none of the unnecessary clutter paired with great performance and even better battery life. Android 8.0 Oreo is packed with new features that make communicating, creating, gaming and exploring even more fun”, he added further.

For the uninitiated, the Nokia 8 was launched in India in late September for Rs 36,999. The phone is available on Amazon India and select brick-and-mortar stores, and comes in black, blue, copper and silver hues.  

Key Specs

Nokia 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 | 4 GBProcessor
5.3 inches (13.46 cm) Display
13 MP + 13 MPRear camera
13 MPSelfie camera
3090 mAh Battery
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Review Summary

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  • Sleek design and great in-hand feel
  • Smooth performance and good battery life
  • OZO sound and IP54 rating
  • Promises timely software updates


  • Camera image quality could be better
  • Feels pricey in comparison to rivals
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