Nokia 8 Android 9.0 Pie Rollout Begins in India, HMD Global’s Juho Sarvikas Confirms

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Nokia 8 has started receiving Android 9.0 Pie at India.

The new development comes months following HMD Global declared the Android Pie rollout for the Nokia 8 internationally. The Nokia mobile was launched in India with Android 7.1.1 Nougat back in September 2017. HMD International Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas on Wednesday showed the coming of Android Pie for the Nokia 8 users in the Nation. The latest update includes all the February 2019 Android security limitation. Earlier this week, Sarvikas also confirmed the Android Pie upgrade for the Nokia 6 (2017).

Sarvikas tweeted the anticipated Android 9.0 Pie upgrade for its Nokia 826,499 is now being rolled out in India. Multiple users on Twitter additionally supported the debut of this Android Pie update on their Nokia 8 handsets. In addition, the screenshots posted with the users emphasize the new software update brings the February 2019 Android safety patch alongside the core Android Pie attributes.

Amongst significant adjustments, the Android Pie upgrade for your Nokia 8 brings fresh gesture-based system navigation as well as attributes such as Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness. The update also adds Digital Wellbeing to help you curb dependence with your device. What’s more, the new program brings the February 2019 Android security limitation.

Users may check the availability of this Android Pie upgrade on their Nokia 8 devices by heading to the Settings > About phone > System updates. The upgrade is apparently around 1.5GB in size.

As we mentioned, HMD International began rolling out the Android Pie upgrade in phases for the Nokia 8 global markets back in December a year ago — after a brief delay due to issues. The smartphone has been started in India using Android 7.1.1 Nougat, though it obtained the Android 8.0 Oreo update in November 2017 and obtained Android 8.1 Oreo in February last year.

Notably, just days prior to bringing the Android Pie to the Nokia 8 in India, HMD Global introduced the newest software expertise to the Nokia 6 (2017). The giant also released the Android Pie update for its Nokia 5 in India and international markets a month.

Nokia 8 specifications

To remember, the dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch screen QHD IPS display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It’s powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM.

For photos and videos, the Nokia 8 dual rear camera setup with two 13-megapixel image detectors – like an RGB sensor with optical image stabilisation (OIS), whereas another one has a monochrome sensor. Both sensors have an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 76.9-degree wide-angle lens — accompanied with a dual-tone LED flash and an IR rangefinder. For selfies, there is a 13-megapixel camera detector at the front.

The Nokia 8 has 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (around 256GB) at a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (v3.1), plus a 3.5millimeter headphone.