Update (Nov 24): Nokia 8 has become the first Nokia smartphone from HMD Global to get the Android 8.0 Oreo update.
Update (Sep 3): After promising Android 8.0 Oreo, HMD Global has now revealed that it will also be providing the Android P update, as and when it is available, to all Nokia Android smartphones.
Earlier (Sep 4): HMD Global has revealed that all Nokia-branded Android smartphones released by the company will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update.
The company’s chief product officer Juho Sarvikas announced the news on Twitter in reply to a user query about the Oreo updates. He, however, declined to share the timing of the updates.
“All of our smartphones will upgrade to Oreo, Nokia 3 included. No comments yet on timing so that I don’t get into trouble ?,” Sarvikas wrote.
Also read: Best Android 8.0 Oreo features
To remind you, HMD Global currently sells four Nokia-branded Android phones – Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8. Nokia 3 has just started getting the Android 7.1.1 update, so it might take sometime for the Oreo update to arrive for the phone.
Officially launched last month, Android Oreo is not a major revamp but it brings some great features like password autofill, picture-in-picture support, notification dots, Play Protect, new emojis and more. You can read about the best Oreo features here.
HMD Global is a Finnish company, which started operating in December 2016. It currently has the rights to sell Nokia-branded smartphones. The company announced its first Nokia smartphone – Nokia 6 – in January 2017. Nokia 6 was followed by Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 in May and Nokia 8 in August.