Nokia 5 Android Oreo update starts rolling out

By on Email


When HMD Global released Android 8.0 Oreo stable version for Nokia 8, they have promised to bring the update to the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 very soon. Keeping to their word, they have released the beta Oreo build for Nokia 5 now. HMD Global's Chief Product Offer Juho Sarvikas has tweeted out that the Oreo beta build for Nokia 6 should come out soon as well.

The Finnish company released Android 8.0 beta build for Nokia 8 in October, followed by the official rollout last month. If things work out well, we can see stable Oreo version on Nokia 5 by the beginning of 2018.

You will have to go through a registration procedure to get your hands on the beta build. First, visit the Nokia beta labs and sign up with your Google account there. You need to enter a few details about your phone including the IMEI number on the platform to complete the registration. Once you do that, the Oreo build will be sent to your Nokia 5 within 12 hours. It is highly recommended to backup your data before downloading the build.

Android Oreo brings some handy features to the table including picture-in-picture mode, notification dots, new emojis, faster load times, and better battery life.

To recall, the Nokia 5 features a 5.2-inch HD display and packs in a Snapdragon 430 processor under the hood coupled with 3 GB of RAM. The 16 GB onboard storage can be expanded up to 256 GB using an external microSD card. It has a 13 MP rear camera and 8MP selfie camera as well.

You can purchase the Nokia 5, running on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat from Flipkart for Rs. 13499.