As some of you may know, the Nokia 8 has finally hit the Asian market. It was recently launched in Malaysia, which indicates the smartphone will soon make its way to the Indian market as well.
The Nokia 8 comes with some top-notch features, there is no doubt in that. Now, it seems HMD Global has decided to step up its flagship device, software wise. We say this for the smartphone has been spotted on Geekbench carrying Android 8.0 Oreo. The Geekbench appearance strongly indicates that the smartphone will soon receive the Android Oreo update.
It is not unusual since Nokia 8 was expected to be the first Android-based Nokia smartphone to get the latest Android version. We have also talked about how HMD Global is determined to update its handsets before anyone else. Now, the question is if the Nokia 8 will arrive pre-installed with Android Oreo in India. Sorry to disappoint you, but probably not.
In any case, the smartphone is expected to get the Android 8.0 Oreo update by the end of this year. Till then, Nokia 8 users would have to do with Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, which the phone currently runs on.
However, Nokia 8 is not going to be the only Nokia-branded smartphone to taste the Oreo. HMD's Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, has recently confirmed that all the Android-powered Nokia handsets would get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Talking about other Nokia smartphones, the upcoming Nokia 9 was also spotted on GFXBench recently with Android Oreo.