HMD just confirmed that its Nokia Android smartphones including Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 will be receiving the Android Oreo update by the end of this year. This information was confirmed by Mark Trundle, the General Manager for Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia at HMD Global in an interview at a separate launch event in Indonesia.
However, there is some good news for the Nokia fans. After India, HMD held a launch event for the Nokia 8 in Taiwan. Interestingly, there was a surprise announcement during the event and the information was picked up by VTechgraphy.
A manager from HMD has allegedly stated that Android Oreo update for Nokia 8 could start rolling out by end of October. He stated that the ETA was given as an early release prediction. Basically, it could also be that the update is rolled out only after few weeks. Everything will depend on how the testing of Oreo goes.
Nearly two weeks ago, HMD's CPO Juho Sarvikas in his Twitter post had revealed that HMD is beta testing Oreo on the Nokia 8 and that the update will be released once it's perfect. In any case, with the new piece of information, it seems that the update will be rolled out much sooner than expected since Nokia 8 has just been launched.
Meanwhile, as Nokia 8 was recently launched in India, there has been a new development regarding the smartphone's manufacturing case. The flagship device from HMD Global will be manufactured entirely in India. Pranav Shroff Director, Global Portfolio Strategy, and Planning at HMD Global in an interview confirmed the news stating, "All of the Nokia manufacturing is done by Foxconn for HMD Global. All of the phones are being manufactured in India from Nokia 3310 to Nokia 6, 5, 3 and the Nokia 8 as well."