Nokia is working on the new software updates, after rolling out Android 9.0 stable update on Nokia 7, now it’s the turn for Nokia 8. The HMD powered company is now rolling out Android 9.0 Pie beta on Nokia 8 devices. Users who have already signed up for testing the software are now on the receiving end. However, the update has already got delayed due to some issues, but it is always better late than never.
Today, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas took to Twitter to formally announce the update. In the announcement, Sarvikas apologized for the delay in the update and asked the users to join the beta labs release. In actual words, he said, “Since you had to wait a bit longer than expected for Android 9 on your Nokia 8, we decided to make an immediate Beta Labs release. Please join us in finalising the commercial release – your feedback is extremely valuable.”
As per the changelog, the new update carries all the new features of the Android 9.0 Pie along with some additions from Nokia. The update also carries December security patch along with other features such as adaptive and optimized brightness, full-view screen adaptability, gesture-based navigation, and new sounds. The new Adaptive battery feature will help you to save some additional battery power by learning on the usage patterns. The feature helps to enhance the overall battery life of the phone. Actually, it learns from itself, and we can term it as AI based function which determines and improves itself.
The update weighs around 1.5 GB in size and carries version number V5.110.
In order to register for the beta update, you need to hit this link and sign up on the forum. Then you will need to provide IMEI number and other details to get into the beta update enrollment.
Also, before starting to update your phone, keep it charged more than 70%. Also, make sure it is connected to WiFi network, as it may lead to additional charges on the carrier network.
Currently, the update is in beta, so don’t expect smooth experience, you will get some bugs and glitches while using the device. So, make sure if you really want to sign up for the beta update or not.