The Android Oreo 8.1 update for the Nokia-branded smartphones has been confirmed by HMD Global long back. It’s quite surprising to say that company has confirmed that entry-level Nokia 2 smartphone will also receive the update. Infact, it will be directly updated to Android 8.1 Oreo.
Seems like the Android Oreo update, in general, has been fast enough in execution. Having said that, T-Mobile the US carrier had pushed Android 8.0 Oreo update for Moto Z2 Force from a little above couple of days ago.
This week has been a quite an ‘Update’. Coming back to the point of discussion, Nokia 8 has received the update and Nokia 5 and 6 are now going through the beta testing. In the list, the versions of Nokia 2 and 3 would be also been updated to the Android Oreo, which was an important specification.
On Twitter, HMD Global‘s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas stating about Nokia 2, (which has 1GB of RAM) tweeted “Hi! It will receive Android Oreo. 1 GB RAM devices will be supported on 8.1 release where many of the Android Go memory management improvements will be integrated. Nokia 2 performance will only get better over time!” Juho Sarvikas confirmed this in a tweet on Thursday.
Android Go optimizations would be feasible as it makes things accessible in terms of Nokia 2.
The reveal of the update is still in the ‘mirage’ like situation, even after the talks are around it. The clarity for the same is to appear and be in limelight by next year. Maybe another base set for ‘marketing concept’ as the new year brings in a lot of expectations.
Android Nougat-running Nokia 2 features a 5-inch LTPS HD (720×1280 pixels) display. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 SoC, it comes with four cores of ARM Cortex-A7 CPU at 1.3GHz, coupled 1GB of RAM. The other features include 8-megapixel rear camera sensor with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera sensor. The most important, a 4100 mAh battery non-removable battery that has the capacity to deliver two days of power on a single charge. What more is required when all this is included in the range expected.
Again, regarding Nokia 3, the company’s official said that the phone will directly receive the Android 8.0 update, skipping past the Android 7.1.2 update.
Price of Nokia 2 with Android 8.0 Oreo update
The phone is priced at Rs 6999 with Pewter/Black, Pewter/White, and Copper/Black colour options.
It’s your take on how and when you are going to decide on the fact of ’embracing’ the option given you at such low cost with the best technology included. Your choice depends on your requirements. Beware, as the choice again would be a difficult task with the amazing features included that is brought to you by the HMD Global company.