In our review of the phone a year ago, we said "It's easy to imagine an alternate reality where another, lesser, version of this device coasts along on the novelty of the Nokia brand". It has only been a few weeks since the company launched an Android 8.1 Oreo beta test for the Nokia 8. Having said that, as HMD Global is yet to announce anything officially, it is advisable to wait till the announcements at MWC 2018. The version was being updated with the February Android security patch. After rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo late previous year, the company has now officially started pushing out the stable Android 8.1 Oreo, which makes the Nokia 8 among the first few phones to receive the latest update. As per the latest Android distribution chart, only 0.3 per cent of all active Android smartphones have received the update. Still, Nokia 8 users should be pleased the company is keeping its promise of providing timely Android updates.
As per Counterpoint's data, in Q4 2017 Nokia sold more phones than most of its rivals, including but not limited to HTC, Sony, Google, Alcatel, Lenovo, OnePlus, Gionee, Meizu, Coolpad, and Asus among all others.
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Coming to the specs of the Nokia 6 (2018), it features a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display and a more sophisticated design than its predecessor. In addition to 4G VoLTE, the Nokia 8 provides support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C port including a traditional headphone port. You will either be prompted to download this update or you can check by going to Settings and searching system updates and then by checking for the update.
HMD Global, the company that now holds the license for Nokia mobile devices, officially launched the brand's latest dual camera flagship phone on Tuesday.