Released just a little while ago, the new Nokia Android smartphones tout receiving timely software updates. To date, Nokia remains loyal to the promise. In fact, Nokia 8 devices worldwide have begun receiving the Android Oreo update. In addition, the company has also pushed out updates for its Nokia 2 and Nokia 3 devices.
Android Oreo coming to new Nokia devices, the company confirms
While Nokia promised an Android 7.1.2 update for the Nokia 3 in late October, the lower-end phone continues to run on Android 7.0 to date. Despite the incremental update skip, however, Nokia confirms the phone being slated straight for the Oreo update.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer for HMD Global, responds to a Twitter’s user inquiry:
Thanks! We will transition straight to Oreo
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) December 2, 2017
When the Nokia 3 receives the Android Oreo update, however, remains to be confirmed. Because the Mediatek chip severely affected Nokia’s retrieval of drivers for the now-cancelled 7.1.2, it could take a while to release the latest update.
New Nokia device features
At a more affordable price, the Nokia 3 comes in an aluminum frame, uncommon to more budget-friendly phones. It features a 5-inch Gorilla glass HD panel, 8MP cameras, LTE connectivity, and a 128Gb-capable microSD card slot.
Meanwhile, Nokia’s new flagship, the Nokia 8, officially arrived in the Philippines last September 29. This launch marks Nokia’s first foray into the Android operating system. The device also features the first-ever Dual-Sight camera, allowing simultaneous use of both sensors. Each camera shows its preview split-screen mode, encouraging more collaboration in selfies. Both ZEISS co-developed sensors run at 13MP.
Availability and Pricing
Nokia 8 units come in two variants: steel and polished blue. Nokia 3, 5 and 6, on the other hand, offer a wider range of color selections.
Nokia’s new flagship lists at P29,990 SRP, while the Nokia 6 is available for P11,990. The Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 come in at P6,990 and P9,990, respectively.