HMD Global started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo beta update for the Nokia 8 smartphone in October and it got the stable Android 8.0 update in November last year. Today the company has released the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update for the beta testers and the Chief product officer; Juho Sarvikas announced the same on Twitter. He already confirmed that Nokia 2 will get Android 8.1 directly, skipping 8.0.
Android 8.1 brings several new features including Neural Networks API, hamburger emoji fix, Revamped power menu, New Settings Menu, Bluetooth Battery percentage and developer APIs (API level 27), along with the latest optimizations, bug fixes, and security patches.
Be our guest as we serve #AndroidOreo 8.1 beta for #Nokia8 . Updating your device today will enable a host of new features. And most importantly - the hamburger emoji fix with cheese now on top of the patty! Get it here https://t.co/91uhqsbLYM#nokiamobilebetalabs pic.twitter.com/aA4LmSce0E— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 23, 2018
The Nokia 8 Android 8.1 Oreo beta update (V4.82A) is 1.55GB in size and includes Android security patch for January 2018. To join the Nokia phones beta labs, you need to have a working Nokia 8 phone and need to create an account and validate your device by entering the IMEI number.
Once you are done 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.