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Nokia 8, 8.1 Android 10 update, security updates, and more: October patch out for 8.1

Here’s all you need to know about the Android 10 update for Nokia 8, Nokia 8 Sirocco, and Nokia 8.1, including its eligibility and release date, and more. In case you’re wondering, Android 10 is the latest Android OS update from Google (features) which has already rolling out for the Google Pixel and few other Android devices. We also enlist the recently released security updates for all the Nokia 8 devices.

Latest news

November 06, 2019: Nokia has started rolling out the October security update for the Nokia 8.1. The package weighs in at only 3.2MB and only brings the October 2019 security patch.

October 09, 2019: Nokia has released Android 10 update for Nokia 8.1, which is also the company’s first Android 10 rollout.

September 12, 2019: The September patch is now available for the Nokia 8.1 handsets in Europe. it’s a small 95MB update, and nothing else seems to be the part of the update.

Nokia 8.1 September update

August 14, 2019: August security patch now rolling out for Nokia 8.1.

July 24, 2019: July security update is now live for Nokia 8.1. Carrying software version 2.59J, it also brings system stability improvements and user interface enhancements.


Nokia 8 Android 10 update

DeviceAndroid 10Expected release date
Nokia 8.1EligibleQ3 2019
Nokia 8 SiroccoEligibleQ4 2019
Nokia 8Not eligible

Nokia 8.1 update timeline

DateSoftware versionChangelog
09 Oct 2019NA | Android 10Android 10 OS update
12 Sep 2019NA | Android 9September 2019 security patch
14 Aug 2019NA | Android 9August 2019 security patch
24 Jul 20192.59J | Android 9July 2019 security patch, system stability improvements, user interface enhancements
28 Jun 2019NA | Android 9June 2019 security patch
13 May 2019NA | Android 9May 2019 security patch
01 May 20192.59E | Android 9April 2019 security patch, system stability improvements, user interface enhancements
13 Mar 2019NA | Android 9March 2019 security patch
11 Mar 20192.59A | Android 9February 2019 security patch, system stability improvements, user interface enhancements
29 Jan 2019NA | Android 9January 2019 security patch

Nokia 8.1 Android 10 update

  • Eligible for Android 10 update

The Nokia 8.1 comes with Android Pie pre-installed and is eligible for an update to Android 10. Being one of the top-end phones, we expect the stable version to arrive in Q3 2019, although the device is likely to take part in the Android 10 beta testing program.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Android 10 update

  • Android 10 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 10 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.

Nokia 8 Android 10 update

  • Not eligible for Android 10 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 10, unless HMD has a surprise in store.


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