Nokia 8 Takes Its First Bite Of Android Oreo

It’s time to take a new step in the black and white direction with the Android Oreo. HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, recently announced that Android 8.0 Oreo is now available for the Nokia 8 in Singapore. If you own a Nokia 8, you can now enjoy a truly pure and secure version of the latest Android OS. Nougat, Marshmallow who now?

Jam-Packed With The Latest And Best Features

Android Oreo mascot showing security

Over the past few weeks and more, Nokia worked together with fans and consumers under the newly set up Nokia phones beta labs. The end result? A pure version of the highly anticipated mobile platform. Better yet, one that delivers all the exciting new features with none of the unnecessary clutter!

This new update also brings great performance, and even battery life. But the most important part, of course, is the new features.

No Frills Needed

When Nokia says “pure and secure”, they really mean it. The Nokia 8 delivers a pure version of Android Oreo, with no skins, and no changes in the user interface. It doesn’t come with pre-installed apps that you don’t need, or hidden processes that eat up battery life. This means that you’re pretty much guaranteed a snappy experience every time you pick up your phone.

As for the secure bit, there will be monthly security updates. These come as standard to keep your smartphone safe, and give you real peace of mind in the palm of your hand.

On To The Features!

Android Oreo mascot showing improved battery life

Picture-in-Picture mode gives you the power to multi-task. The processing power of the Nokia 8 ensures the smooth operation of even the most demanding apps. Watch a YouTube clip while catching up with friends, or check your bank balance while ordering from Amazon. No matter what you want to do, the Nokia 8 makes sure it’s a smooth experience.

No unnecessary apps come pre-installed on Nokia 8. And with Android Instant Apps, you can de-clutter your software even further! Just go to the supported link on Chrome, and you’ll be able to use new apps without having to install them. Google Play Protect works to keep your device and data safe from misbehaving apps by scanning over 50 billion apps per day. Yep, even the ones you haven’t installed yet.

Smart software helps the Nokia 8 power up even faster. It’s like having an SSD, but on your phone! This means you can create and record content quicker than ever, as memorable moments unfold in front of you. Exclusive to Nokia smartphones, Dual-Sight mode means you can also stream your reaction to events on social media, in real time. It uses both the front and back cameras simultaneously, so you can stream your favourite band’s concert and your blissed out face at the same time.

Android Oreo smart features also limit background activity on the apps you use the least. This maximises your battery life, so you’ll never have to worry about your phone dying on you.

Nokia 8 is all about the self-expression through content creation, so it’s only fitting that the Android Oreo update comes with a fully redesigned set of emojis. More than 60 of them are even brand new! Now it’s easier than ever to convey your real emotions, emoji-style.

Automatic Updates

Your Nokia 8 will automatically update with Android Oreo. You will also receive a notification on your smartphone when it becomes available.

For Nokia fans who aren’t using the Nokia 8, Android Oreo will also be coming to other Nokia smartphones, so don’t worry!