Last year, HMD Global launched Nokia 2, the company’s cheapest smartphone, running on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system out of the box. The company had previously revealed that it will be skipping the Android 8.0 update and will directly roll out Android 8.1 Oreo update for the device.
Now, the Finnish company has started rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo operating system update for the users of Nokia 2, although in a beta stage. HMD Global is opening up registrations for Nokia‘s Beta Labs. The company will soon roll out the stable build of the Android Oreo update.
For those users who are interested in trying out this beta version of Android Oreo, they’ll have to register with the Nokia 2 IMEI number. After that, a notification will pop up letting enrolled users download and install the Beta version of the Android 8.1 Oreo.
The smartphone features a 5-inch IPS LCD display and is powered by Qualcomm’s 1.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 212 processor. It packs 1GB RAM and 8GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded using a microSD card.
The smartphone has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box and comes with Google Assistant. The Dual SIM phone supports 4G VoLTE connectivity and is fuelled by a massive 4,100mAh battery that is rated to provide two days of battery life on a single charge.
Recently, HMD Global launched the successor of the Nokia 2, dubbed as Nokia 2.1 or Nokia 2 (2018). The company decided to move the smartphone from being a regular device to joining the Nokia 1 as an Android Go phone. It comes with a redesigned premium look and upgraded specifications.