Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 to Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update Before the End of 2017: HMD Global

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Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 to Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update Before the End of 2017: HMD Global

Highlights

  • HMD Global recently confirmed the update for the handsets
  • Release timeline was not shared at the time of previous announcement
  • The company promised regular updates for the handsets at time of launch

Earlier this month, HMD Global confirmed that all of its Nokia Android smartphones will receive an Android 8.0 Oreo update, but the company didn't share the release timeline for the update at the time. Now, the company has announced that the Android 8.0 Oreo update will be making its way to the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones before the end of this year.

In an interview with GadgetGaul, Mark Trundle, HMD Global's General Manager for Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia regions, confirmed that the the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones will be getting their respective Android 8.0 Oreo update "before the end of the year". This doesn't only come as good news but should also impart confidence to customers in the brand, as the company did promise regular updates to its new Android smartphone.

To recall, HMD Global especially pointed out that Nokia 3, the cheapest out of the aforementioned handsets, will also be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo. Considering the smartphone's low price tag and that Nokia has been regular in pushing out security patches and updates, it seems like the brand is not taking its comeback lightly and taking strong strides in the competitive market.

Now that we know that Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 will be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of this year, it will be interesting to see if this announcement will boost the sales of the handsets as well or not in the coming months. Either way, the company definitely seems confident on delivering its promises that it made when the phones were launched globally earlier this year. The Nokia 8, which was launched in India earlier this week, will soon get an Android 8.0 Oreo update - with the company already in advanced stages of testing at the global unveiling last month.

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  • Camera
  • Value for money
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  • Stock Android experience
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1.3GHz quad-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

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16GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
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  • Good build quality
  • Stock Android
  • Great speakers
  • Bad
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  • Sub-par camera performance
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  • No notification LED
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Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

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RAM

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OS

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Storage

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Rear Camera

16-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh
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