- HMD Global recently confirmed the update for the handsets
- Release timeline was not shared at the time of previous announcement
- The company promised regular updates for the handsets at time of launch
Earlier this month, HMD Global confirmed that all of its Nokia Android smartphones will receive an Android 8.0 Oreo update, but the company didn’t share the release timeline for the update at the time. Now, the company has announced that the Android 8.0 Oreo update will be making its way to the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones before the end of this year.
In an interview with GadgetGaul, Mark Trundle, HMD Global’s General Manager for Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia regions, confirmed that the the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones will be getting their respective Android 8.0 Oreo update “before the end of the year”. This doesn’t only come as good news but should also impart confidence to customers in the brand, as the company did promise regular updates to its new Android smartphone.
To recall, HMD Global especially pointed out that Nokia 3, the cheapest out of the aforementioned handsets, will also be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo. Considering the smartphone’s low price tag and that Nokia has been regular in pushing out security patches and updates, it seems like the brand is not taking its comeback lightly and taking strong strides in the competitive market.
Now that we know that Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 will be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of this year, it will be interesting to see if this announcement will boost the sales of the handsets as well or not in the coming months. Either way, the company definitely seems confident on delivering its promises that it made when the phones were launched globally earlier this year. The Nokia 8, which was launched in India earlier this week, will soon get an Android 8.0 Oreo update – with the company already in advanced stages of testing at the global unveiling last month.
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- KEY SPECS
- Feels solid
- Stock Android experience
- Dedicated slots for SIMs and microSD card
- Average overall performance
- Camera quality is below par
- No fingerprint scanner
Nokia 3 (Matte Black, 16GB)Rs.8,580
Nokia 3 (Matte Black, 16GB)Rs.8,589
Nokia 3 (Copper White, 16GB)Rs.8,971
- KEY SPECS
Nokia 5 (Copper)Rs.13,199
Nokia 5 (Tempered Blue, 16GB)Rs.13,329
- KEY SPECS
- Good build quality
- Stock Android
- Great speakers
- Heats up with heavy use
- Sub-par camera performance
- Slow charging
- No notification LED
- Slightly overpriced
Nokia 6 (Matte Black, 32GB) –Rs.14,999
Nokia 6 (Silver, 32GB) –Rs.14,999
Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 to Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update Before the End of 2017: HMD Global