The new development comes months following HMD Global announced the Android Pie rollout for its Nokia 8 internationally. The Nokia phone was launched in India with Android 7.1.1 Nougat back in September 2017. HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas on Wednesday showed the arrival of Android Pie for the Nokia 8 consumers in the country. The latest update includes the February 2019 Android security patch. Earlier this past week, Sarvikas also confirmed the Android Pie upgrade for its Nokia 6 (2017).
Sarvikas tweeted that the anticipated Android 9.0 Pie upgrade for the Nokia 8$26,499 is presently being rolled out in India. Multiple users on Twitter additionally confirmed the introduction of the Android Pie upgrade in their Nokia 8 handsets. In addition, the screenshots posted with the users emphasize the new software upgrade brings the February 2019 Android security patch alongside the center Android Pie attributes.
Amongst major changes, the Android Pie update for the Nokia 8 brings fresh gesture-based system navigation in addition to attributes such as Adaptive Battery and Flexible Brightness. The update also adds Digital Wellbeing to help you curb dependence with your device. Furthermore, the new program brings the February 2019 Android security patch.
Users may check the availability of this Android Pie update in their Nokia 8 devices by heading to the Settings > About mobile > System upgrades . The update is apparently around 1.5GB in size.
As we said, HMD Global began rolling out the Android Pie update in phases to get the Nokia 8 global markets back in December last year — after a brief delay as a result of issues. The smartphone was launched in India using Android 7.1.1 Nougat, though it obtained the Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade in November 2017 and received Android 8.1 Oreo in February this past year.
Notably, only days prior to bringing the Android Pie to the Nokia 8 in India, HMD Global introduced the latest software experience to the Nokia 6 (2017). The Finnish giant also introduced the Android Pie upgrade for its Nokia 5 in India and global markets last month.
Nokia 8 specifications
To remember, the dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 8 includes a 5.3-inch screen QHD IPS screen with 2.5D arch Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It’s powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, combined with 4GB of RAM.
For videos and photos, the Nokia 8 double rear camera setup using two 13-megapixel image detectors – like an RGB sensor with optical image stabilisation (OIS), while another one has a monochrome sensor. Both sensors have an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 76.9-degree wide-angle lens — accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash and an IR rangefinder. For selfies, there’s a 13-megapixel camera detector in the front.
The Nokia 8 includes 64GB of onboard storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) at a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (v3.1), plus a 3.5millimeter headphone. Lastly, the smartphone packs a 3,090mAh battery.