Nokia 5 Oreo update: All news and expected release date

Android 8.0 Oreo is now officially out which means it’s that time of the year when tech-savvy consumers start wondering if their device will ever be upgraded to the latest Android operating system.

But, if you are a Nokia 5 user, chances are pretty good. We mean, solid good. Nokia has talked about the software updates pretty seriously already, and looks forward to update all its devices released this year to Android 8.0 in near future.

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Let’s find all there is to know about the Nokia 5 Android Oreo update.

Nokia 5 Oreo update release: When to Expect?

  • Update confirmed by Nokia
  • Can expect the release in October-November 2017

Nokia 5 was launched with near stock Android (Nougat) out-of-the-box, which is to day, Nokia didn’t overlay it with a custom skin of its own like Samsung, LG, Huawei and other countless OEMs. This means HMD Global — the company that sells you phones under the brand name of Nokia — won’t have to go through all the trouble of customizing the entire Android 8.0 Oreo update with their own custom skin for the Nokia 5. Which in turn means, you won’t have to wait very long. Like Nokia 6, Nokia 5 should also receive the update by October 2017.

Nokia 5 Oreo update: What to Expect?

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The Android 8.0 Oreo update has a bunch of new features to offer, like the Picture in Picture mode, which allows you to overlay one app above the other thereby improving your multitasking experience. One downside though, is that the feature is strictly limited to situations that involve apps dealing with either images or videos only.

Android 8.0 Oreo Root

Then there’s Notification Dots which allows you to check for notifications for a particular app from the home screen itself. We also have Notification Channels which categorizes all the notifications from a specific app group into a single channel thereby making a good use of your device’s screen real estate.

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There are a ton of other features, too. Adaptive app icons, themes, Android Instant apps, Autofill APIs, improved battery life, WebView enhancements are just a few of them to name.

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