Android Oreo is now available in Australia for the Nokia 8
Owners of Nokia's flagship phone in Australia can upgrade to the latest version of Google's operating system.
When the relaunched Nokia (by way of HMD Global) launched earlier in the year at Mobile World Congress, it did so with the promise that it would provide 2 years of upgrades to its new Android handsets. That promise was not just for security upgrades, but also full point versions of the Android OS once available. Although it does exclude the Nokia 3310 3G, because that's not an Android handset.
HMD Global has announced that from today, owners of the Nokia 8, including those who have purchased the handset through Vodafone will be able to upgrade to Android 8.0. While some other manufacturers have already made the leap to 8.0, many haven't, and the fragmentation of the Android user base remains a significant issue, so it's good to see manufacturers following through on upgrade promises.
How do I upgrade my Nokia 8 to Android 8.0?
If the update doesn't appear as a pushed option to your handset, you should be able to start the upgrade rolling by heading to the settings app and then selecting software update from there.
It's advisable to ensure you're on a Wi-Fi connection to avoid excess mobile usage fees, and as with any major point software update, it's also sensible to back up your files before you start. It's rare for full Android updates to go askew, but it's also not utterly unheard of, and if you back up before you start, you don't need to stress either way.
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