Nokia 8 Gets Android 8.1 Oreo Update

Android 8.1 features the new burger emoji design

Android 8.1 corrects the hamburger emoji Google Emojipedia composite

At the launch event, the Finnish company is expected to launch a slew of smartphones including its 2018 flagship Nokia 9 aka Nokia 8 Sirocco (a revival of Nokia 8800 Sirocco), Nokia 7 Plus and the Android Go-based Nokia 1. The new update weighs 1562.7MB in size is now available for all the Nokia 8 users across the globe, and it carries a version number V4.84A. Counterpoint had previously claimed that 2.8 million Nokia Android smartphones and 13.5 million Nokia feature phones were shipped in Q3 2017 alone. However, HMD Global has not yet confirmed any of these devices for the MWC 2018 launch.

Before proceeding to download Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Nokia 8, you need to activate Wi-Fi because the total capacity of the update is almost 1.5GB.

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The update also corrects the much talked about hamburger emoji and also includes the February Google Security Patch. However, Counterpoint has, stating that around 4.4 million Nokia smartphones were sold in Q4 of a year ago, putting it at the 11th spot overall.

As you can see in the screenshots below the February security update for Nokia 3 is around 89.3 MB in size. The emoji fix was one of the changes introduced in Android 8.1 release. Note that it could also be the Nokia 7 More, which has recently made its appearance in renderings.

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Now that the feature market is secured, HMD Global and Nokia should probably focus on grabbing a larger share of the smartphone market as it's vital for further building a positive brand image and presence. The devices come packed with a 5.5-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 630 chipset, 4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB storage, 16MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera and a 3000mAh battery with fast charging support. Even more so when you factor in just how badly other, classic brands like BlackBerry are doing.

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