HMD Global Started officially rolling out Android Oreo 8.1 to Nokia 8


The promotion will see the Nokia 8 retail for $599 rather than the usual $899 - a discount of about 30%. According to a citing raw figures earlier this month, Counterpoint Research had said that HMD Global managed to capture 1 percent of global market share in Q4 2017.

HMD Global has finally started rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to its flagship device, the Nokia 8. While HMD Global hasn't revealed any information regarding the smartphones it's going to announce at MWC, rumors have it that the company will announce a slew of smartphones that include Nokia 1, Nokia 6 (2018) for global markets, and, the Nokia 9. The good news does not end there. The company is believed to come with the global variant of the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7. The once-domineering Nokia juggernaut fell from the heavens years ago, but under the helm of HMD Global, the beloved phone brand has managed to sell a whole lot of 4.4 million units in Q4 2017 alone. The launches will begin starting April and one by one these devices and 1-2 more devices will be launched in India.

It is worth observing that this timeline of an India launch in April is not in contrast to how domestic launches take place, which is only a few weeks after the worldwide announcement. The Nokia 1 is speculated to run Android Oreo (Go Edition).

Nokia was once the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world but lost its appeal when it chose to overlook Android and start making Windows-powered smartphones. It is likely to use the Nokia 2's hardware including a Snapdragon 212 SoC paired with 1GB RAM and 16GB storage space.

The Nokia 2 is available in United Kingdom on 26 February 2018. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. The Nokia 8 is backed by a 3,090mAh battery and supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging.