Nokia Oreo update: Nokia 8 Android 8.0 rolling out, Nokia 5 and 6 next for Beta OTA

nokia Oreo update rollout

Nokia brand is back in the smartphone business thanks to a company known as HMD, who has acquired rights to release their smartphones under the iconic brand. It’s good to have Nokia Android phones, right? Well, while Nokia has provided us with some decent phones in Nokia 6 and Nokia 8, and they could blow us away with Nokia 9, what about the software update support, like Android 8.0 OTA?

Well, as things stand right now, the future of software updates look really bright for Nokia devices. The company has confirmed that they plan to release the Oreo update for their entire Android devices portfolio — which isn’t much at the moment, yes — but because that includes low-end devices like Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, it’s a promise that no other OEM could make. Let’s talk about these in details below.

Nokia Android 8.0 update list

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date
Nokia 3 Expected Q1 2018
Nokia 5 Expected January 2018
Nokia 6 Expected January 2018
Nokia 8 Expected Released on 24 Nov 2017.
Nokia 9* NA Pre-installed

*Nokia 9 is yet to release, BTW. We think it will launch with Android 8.0 Oreo update pre-installed. Hence, you won’t have to wait for Android 8.0 OTA for this one as it would already get you 8.0 out of the box.

Nokia has revealed on multiple occasions that they would rollout Oreo for all of their current devices. Not only that, they have even assured users that even the Android P update (9.0) would be handed out to their existing lineup. Wow!

Nokia 8 Oreo update

Released on: 24 November 2017

Update [November 24, 2017]: Nokia began their Oreo rollout with the Nokia 8 today, the device on which they have been testing the beta update for the last one month. The stable release took place today, and users of Nokia 8 globally can expect to receive the Oreo update notification on their device in next few weeks.

Nokia 6 Oreo update

Expected release date: January 2018

Update [December 19, 2017]: As promised, Nokia is now making available Oreo update for Nokia 6. it’s available as beta for now but we expect the stable release for the public to roll out soon.

Update [November 25, 2017]: Nokia have announced that they would soon open up beta labs for the Nokia 6 Oreo beta build, so let’s hope that happens soon.

Nokia 5 Oreo update

Expected release date: January 2018

Update [December 12, 2017]: An beta of Android Oreo update is now available for the Nokia 5 users, as part of the company’s beta labs program.

Update [November 25, 2017]: Nokia have announced that they would soon open up beta labs for the Nokia 5 Oreo beta build, so let’s hope that happens soon.


Nokia 3 Oreo update

Expected release date: Q1 2018

Update [December 04, 2017]: Nokia has promised Android 8.0 for Nokia 3, that we already know. But they have now confirmed that the next big upgrade for the Nokia 3 would be Android 8.0 only, not Android 7.1.1. Though, they didn’t mention the release date, so do not expect it to hit your device anytime soon.

What are your thoughts about Nokia Oreo update release timeline?

Aren’t they quick to start working on Oreo such that are able to share the screenshots of Nokia 8 running Oreo?

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