Nokia unveils beta program for Android 8.0 Oreo

Joanna Estrada
October 26, 2017

HMD has unveiled Nokia phones beta labs program which will give you early access to Android 8.0 Oreo's operating system. HMD Global's Chief Product Offer Juho Sarvikas in a tweet revealed that Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 will join the beta testing programme soon. The company will ask users for the feedback and if there is any issues or bugs, users can report it to the official forum.

Google's Android 8.0 Oreo which is the next best OS on Android devices has only made it to few flagship handsets that saw a launch recently.

The process requires you to sign in to your Nokia account and then visit the Beta Labs page to confirm the IMEI and Network Operator of your handset. You can also discuss your experiences with other beta testers in the Nokia phones community. According to NokiaPoweruser, the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update for the Nokia 6 weighs around 642MB in size and also includes October security patch. Nokia 6 phone has recently got the new Android 7.1.2 Nougat update in India.

There was a time when Nokia had its glorious days, occupying both feature phones and smartphones market around the world. Just a piece of advice, users might have to back up their files before attempting to install the new update. So the update is very good for your device and we recommend you to kindly upgrade your Nokia 6 with this new update.

No words on when might that be, but note that you'll need $299 to purchase this factory unlocked phone with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and glossy black finish. Select check for update option to see if there is any new update available for your Nokia 6 phone. No, the company isn't giving away treats and sweets this Halloween but we just learned about the Nokia phones beta labs. As you know, a beta program will not give you a completely stable experience, so the lacking in software compatibilities can be tolerated at this stage. The final stable version of Android 8.0 Oreo update will be released for Nokia smartphones at the end of this year.

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