Nokia 2 users will get Android Oreo update option soon, but there’s a catch

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Earlier this week HMD Global revealed Android 9.0 (Pie) roadmaps, but the Nokia 2 was missing from the list. Several users started asking the reason why the phone is yet to get stable Android 8.1 (Oreo) update since it got beta update way back in June last year. Today, HMD Global’s Chief product officer Juho Sarvikas‏ has finally revealed the reason behind the long delay.

Nokia 2 that was launched in 2017 running Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) OS, later the company said that the phone will get Android 8.1 Oreo update directly skipping 8.0 update and include memory management improvements, which is needed since the phone has only 1GB of RAM, but it cannot be moved to Android Oreo (Go Edition) program since it was launched with Android.

Juho has revealed that the company has worked extensively with Google and Qualcomm to enable Android Oreo for Nokia 2. Since Oreo requires more from the system than Nougat, there is a trade off on snappiness of the experience compared to Android Nougat.

Nokia 2 uers will get an option to update to Oreo via a web page soon instead of a normal over-the-air (OTA) update, but those who need a slightly better UI performance can stay on Nougat.


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