Even before the release of the Nokia Android smartphones in India, HMD Global confirmed that the devices will receive two years of Android OS support. To be clear, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 smartphones are all set to receive the Android Oreo and upcoming Android P update until 2018.
While unveiling the Nokia smartphones, HMD Global revealed that the handsets will get timely software updates besides the Android OS upgrades. As confirmed, the Nokia 3 received the Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the Nokia 6 has got a software update with bug fixes, improvements, and the August security patch as well.
Now, there is yet another confirmation regarding the roll out of the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Nokia smartphones. It was already announced by Google that the Nokia Android devices will receive the Android Oreo update by the end of this year.
As per a recent tweet by Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, all the Nokia Android smartphones probably the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8 will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo. However, he did not reveal when exactly the update will be released for these smartphones. This information has been revealed as the HMD executive was replying to one of the users' tweets. It is the same person who confirmed regarding the roll out of the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to the Nokia 3.
When it comes to the release date of the Nokia 8, there is no official confirmation on when the flagship smartphone will make its way into the Indian market. The speculations tip that the Nokia 8 will be made available in India sometime around the festive season of Diwali. The device is believed to be launched in a customized variant in selected markets including India.