Nokia 6 and Nokia 5, after receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update in January this year, are now getting the Android 8.1 Oreo stable update. While the Nokia 8 got the Android 8.1 last month, the latest update is now rolling out to the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 handsets in select markets. Though the Android 8.1 Oreo is only a slight update over the previous version, the fast rollout is expected to be received well by HMD Global and Nokia fans. The Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 also received the March security update earlier this month.
The Android 8.1 Oreo update is rolling out to the Nokia 5 in countries such as India, Tunisia, and Indonesia, reports Nokia Power User, while the Nokia 6 is only receiving it in India currently. HMD Global has confirmed to Gadgets 360 that the update is indeed rolling out to both handsets. The Nokia 5 Android 8.1 Oreo update is over 866.7MB in size, while the Nokia 6's update is 933.8MB. Notably, the package is downloadable only via an active Wi-Fi connection. You can check the availability of the fresh update on your Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 by going to Settings > System updates.
As per the official changelog, the Android 8.1 Oreo update (version 5.580) for the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 includes battery saving navigation buttons, a revamped power menu, new settings menu, and Bluetooth battery percentage. Also, the update brings the March security patches to the handsets.
It also comes with various core Android features such as Neural Networks API, Autofill framework updates, and a SharedMemory API. Besides, users can expect performance improvements and bug fixes, including a corrected hamburger emoji.
Launched in February last year, the Nokia 5 sports a 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, coupled with 2GB/ 3GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. The phone is backed by a 3000mAh battery.
Meanwhile, Nokia 6 sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage. The phone is backed by a 3000mAh battery.
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