After Nokia 8 and Nokia 5, HMD global has started rolling out the beta update for the Nokia 6, as it had promised. The company’s Chief product officer; Juho Sarvikas has announced the same on Twitter.
Android 8.0 Oreo brings range of features including Background limits, Picture-in-Picture (PIP), notification channels, Wide-gamut color for apps, Adaptive icons, Companion device pairing, Keyboard navigation, AAudio API for Pro Audio and more.
#Nokia6 is now joining the #AndroidOreo beta. Subscribe to #Nokiamobilebetalabs to get the update and help us to make the official release just right! https://t.co/91uhqstnnm pic.twitter.com/78C0ywtNfa— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) December 19, 2017
The update will be available via Nokia phones beta labs and the beta testers will be the first ones to test the Android 8.0 followed by wide-roll out post the best testing phase. The update is 1140.4MB in size, has version number 5.140 and also includes Android security update for December 2017.
To join the Nokia phones beta labs, you need to have a working Nokia 6 phone and need to create an account and validate your device by entering the IMEI number. Once you are with the whole process, you will be getting the beta software Over-The-Air (OTA) update which might take up to 12 hours post activation. The program also offers an option to roll back to Nougat if you no longer wish to continue the beta testing.
You can sign up for the Nokia Phones Beta Labs here. Nokia phones beta labs will support Nokia 6 and Android Oreo in all markets/countries except Myanmar (which currently has technical limitations) – there are no rollout restrictions or “waves” as in an MR release, said the company.