HMD Global rolls out Android 8.0 Oreo update for Nokia 3


Now it is being reported that the company has rolled out the stable Android Oreo update for its entry-segment Nokia 3. While the smartphone was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, the company has been providing assurances from the first day that it would be rolling out frequent Android version as well as security updates for all its smartphones.

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, lauds the device as "a breakthrough in accessible technology, delivering smartphone essentials, refreshingly familiar design and the reassuring quality of a Nokia". Buyers will receive the Android 8.1 Oreo update soon after they get their units up and running. Now, with the latest Android 8.0 OTA, users can go to Settings and then access About Phone and then System Update.

The Nokia 3 was the last remaining device of the three that the Finnish company launched in Kenya in July previous year. The Nokia 6 (2018) went on sale in India on April 6, and is now available in a single RAM/ storage variant - 3GB/ 32GB.

The Settings menu is improved and there are improvements to the camera and the battery with this new 8.0 update for the Nokia 3 smartphones. It has been priced at Rs. 16,999 (best buy price), and is available via the newly opened Nokia Mobile Shop and select mobile outlets in the country. The rest of the line up, the Nokia 1 and Nokia 2, cover the bare minimums, something that is also reflected in their pricing, at least Kshs 3,000-4,000 cheaper, and that comes with its own set of disappointing cutbacks feature-wise. Another part of the Changelog is the Bluetooth battery percentages and improved navigation buttons for saving the battery.