Nokia 8 Pie update: Another Android 9 OTA with Jan 2019 patch available for Sirocco

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January 28, 2019: Theres a new software update rolling out to the Nokia 8 Sirocco that installs a new January 2019 security patch. The update is airborne and weighs 82.6MB, meaning there isn’t much to expect from it other than the usual bug fixes and optimizations.


HMD Global is the company behind the Nokia Android phones that are embracing the Android One program, and that includes the Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco. Based on what we saw with respect to Nokia 8 Oreo updates, it seems HMD Global is giving software support the seriousness it deserves.

On this page, we have all that you need to know regarding Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco software updates, their release dates, and even the changelogs, all in one place. In this way, you should find it easier when trying to establish which update brought which feature or issue, among other stuff.


Android 9 Pie update

Device Android Pie Expected release date
Nokia 8 Available Released on 19 December 2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco Available Released on 09 January 2019

Nokia 8 Pie update

  • Available as from 19 Dec 2018

HMD Global started rolling out the stable Android 9 Pie update for Nokia 8 users on the 19th of December 2018. If you own a Nokia 8, check for the Pie update now on your phone under Settings.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Pie update

  • Available as from 09 Jan 2019

As of January 9, 2019, users of Nokia 8 Sirocco can now download and install Android 9 Pie on the device, becoming the 8th from the Finnish company to make the switch to Pie.

Related: Android 9 Pie: All you need to know

Android Q update

Device Android Q Expected release date
Nokia 8 Not eligible
Nokia 8 Sirocco Eligible Q4 2019

Nokia 8 Android Q update

  • Not eligible for Android Q update

The Nokia 8 received its second major OS upgrade in the shape of Android 9 Pie, meaning it won’t get an update to Android Q, unless HMD has a surprise in store.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Android Q update

  • Android Q expected on Nokia 8 Sirocco

Android 9 Pie is only the first OS upgrade and being an Android One device that it is, an update to Android Q is a guarantee for Nokia 8 Sirocco users. We don’t know how long HMD will take to begin the rollout, but if anything, it should be available as from late 2019 or early 2020.

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