Nokia 8 receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update

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Android 8.1 isn’t really available on many devices outside of Google’s Nexus and Pixel phones, but today another phone is being updated to the latest version of Oreo.

The Nokia 8 is now receiving an update to Android 8.1 Oreo. The rollout has been confirmed by Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global.

Nokia 8 owners have already started getting their Android 8.1 update, which includes the following improvements:

  • Battery Saving Navigation Buttons
  • Revamped Power Menu
  • New Setting Menu
  • Bluetooth Battery Percentage
  • Update Google Security Patch 2018-02

It’s great to see Android 8.1 expand to non-Nexus and non-Pixel devices, and HMD Global/Nokia are surely earning some goodwill with consumers for their fast Android updates. We’ve already seen HMD push Oreo to several of its other Nokia-branded phones, and now it’s sending out an Android 8.1 update before many other major OEMs release Android 8.0 updates.

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Nokia 8 now receiving stable Android 8.1 Oreo

The Nokia 8 first received Android 8.0 at the end of November and recently started experimenting with a second serving – 8.1 Beta. That didn’t last long as the stable Android 8.1 Oreo update is now rolling out.Juho Sarvikas (CPO of HMD) just made the announcement, but at least one person in the Twitter thread has already downloaded the update. Nokia 8 now receiving stable Android 8.1 Oreo The update – V4.84A – has the same change log as the Beta version, except that the Security patch has been bumped up to February. The update is a hefty 1.5GB so you better sit down and connect…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ begin receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

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It’s time for another major device to begin receiving its Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Samsung has started pushing Android 8.0 to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The update is only rolling out in Germany right now, so if you’ve got a GS8 or GS8+ in Germany, keep an eye out for the OTA update to hit your device or check for it manually by tapping the “Download updates manually” button in your Settings app.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update

This update weighs in at 487.04MB and includes the February 2018 Android security patches as well as improvements to Samsung’s keyboard and DeX features, new Always-On Display clock styles, and other new features.

It’s unclear exactly when Samsung will begin pushing Android 8.0 to Galaxy S8 owners in other parts of the globe, but today’s news is still exciting for GS8 users outside of Germany. That’s because shows that Samsung has completed its Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and so it shouldn’t be too much longer before a wider rollout begins.

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[Update: Back up] Unlocked HTC 10 is now receiving 8.0 Oreo update via OTA and RUU

Back in August, HTC promised that Oreo would come to the U11, U Ultra, and 10.

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[Update: Back up] Unlocked HTC 10 is now receiving 8.0 Oreo update via OTA and RUU was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Essential Phone now receiving February 2018 Android security patches

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One day after Google released the February 2018 Android security update to Nexus and Pixel phones, another company has released the update to its device.

Essential is now pushing a new software update to the Essential Phone. The update is build NMK24B and it includes the February 2018 Android security patches.

Essential has been pretty fast with security updates in previous months, and it looks like that continues in February. Considering that Essential is a smaller company that’s working to gain attention and consumer trust, this is great to see from Essential and is sure to earn it some loyalty from Essential Phone owners and possibly some interest from non-Essential Phone owners.

If you’ve got an Essential Phone, keep an eye out for your update over the coming days.

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