After rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo update last month, HMD Global has now started rolling out the update for the new version of Android Oreo for the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6.
Both the smartphones — Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, were upgraded to the Android 8.0 Oreo update earlier this year in January. Earlier this month, both devices received the March security patch update in select markets.
Currently, the update is rolling out to the Nokia 5 in India, Tunisia, and Indonesia. On the other hand, the update for the original Nokia 6 is only available in India at the moment. However, we expect more markets to get this new software update in the next few days.
The Nokia 5 Android 8.1 Oreo update is about 866.7MB in size, while the Nokia 6’s update is 933.8MB. The update package is downloadable only through an active Wi-Fi connection. You can check the availability of the update on your Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 by going to Settings > System updates.
The official changelog for the update suggests that it comes with battery saving navigation buttons, a revamped power menu, new settings menu, and Bluetooth battery percentage. It also brings the March security patches to the handsets.
Further, the update also comes with several core Android features such as Neural Networks API, Autofill framework updates, and a shared memory API. Besides, users can expect performance improvements and bug fixes, including a corrected hamburger emoji.
The Nokia 5 was launched last year in February and comes with a 5.2-inch HD display. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, coupled with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. The phone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Nokia 6 features a 5.5-inch Full-HD IPS display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. It packs 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of inbuilt storage and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery.
HMD Global has scheduled a launch event in India on 4th April, where the company is expected to launch Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco in India. Both the phones were unveiled last month at Mobile World Congress.