Back in 2017, it took HMD Global approximately one month to trial and roll out the stable version of Android 8.0 Oreo to the Nokia 8. Given the subtle changes the newer Android 8.1 Oreo brings to version 8.0, it was never a doubt that the HMD flagship phone would exit the beta program much quicker. And indeed, it’s happening.
About three weeks after the Nokia 8 Android 8.1 Oreo beta program went live, HMD has announced that the stable version is now rolling out to the phone. This is according to the company’s CPO, Juho Sarvikas, who has taken to Twitter to break the good news.
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) February 13, 2018
The Nokia 8 becomes the only non-Google phone installed with Android 8.1 Oreo at this point in time, which shows that HMD is indeed living up to its promise of matching Google when it comes to software updates.
The update is rolling out over the air and so it’ll take a few days before all Nokia 8 units get the notification. If you haven’t received it yet, don’t fret! It’s headed your way right now. Alternatively, keep hitting the Software update button until you get the nod to download Oreo 8.1.