HMD Global has finally released Android Oreo update for the Nokia 2 smartphone, as it had promised. Nokia 2 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, but it cannot be moved to Android Oreo (Go Edition) program since it was launched with Android.
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, so it is providing the update option manual for those who desperately need the update.
How to get Android 8.1 (Oreo) update on Nokia 2
- Go to Nokia 2 Android update page.
- Sign in with your Nokia account.
- Validate your device with your IMEI code.
- Enter your network operator name.
- Add your location.
- Agree to the “Android Oreo for Nokia 2 software license terms”.
- Once completed, simply select the Request OTA button
- You will get the Android 8.1 (Oreo) OTA update notification
The company has confirmed that for new users, it is currently unable to offer Android Oreo for Nokia 2 to the following operators and/or countries:
Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland (Except Vodafone Ireland), Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Peru, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Movistar Ecuador, Tigo Guatemala, Greece Cosmot, Telekom Romania, DiGI RO, Orange Romania, Swisscom