Nokia 8, Nokia 6 Receiving May Android Security Update in India: Report

According to the changelog, this is just a security patch update.

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Nokia 8, Nokia 6 Receiving May Android Security Update in India: Report

Nokia 6 on the left, Nokia 8 on the right

Highlights
  • May security patch starts rolling out for Nokia 6 and Nokia 8
  • The update is purely a security patch as mentioned in the changelog
  • Both the smartphones were released in 2017

Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 have reportedly started receiving the May 2019 Android security updates. The Nokia 6 was launched two years ago in January 2017, the Nokia 8 saw its launch happen in August 2017. Considering both the smartphones are part of the Android One programme, it is good to see that the Finnish company is delivering on its promise of releasing timely updates for its smartphones. The update weighs in at 74.5MB for the Nokia 8, and 334.2MB for the Nokia 6.

As reported by Nokia Power User, both the smartphones have started to receive the May Android security patch. For the Nokia 6, the update is said to be live in India and Poland. And as for the Nokia 8, the update is said to be live in Australia, India and Bangladesh. Moreover, the changelog for the new update just mentions that these are Google security patches for the month of May.

The May 2019 Android security patch brings a fix to a major vulnerability that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process. Click here to read the complete report.

So, if you have a Nokia 6 or a Nokia 8 and you are living in one of the countries we mentioned above, then you'll either get a notification for an OTA download or you can manually check for the update by going to Settings > System update in case you haven't received the OTA update notification yet. As for the people living outside the countries, we mentioned above, we suggest you wait for the update to roll out in your country.

Nokia 6 price, key specifications

To recall, the Nokia 6 was launched back in January 2017 at a price of Rs. 14,999, rocking the Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch full-HD display and sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC under the hood, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There's a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel camera on the front.

Nokia 8 price, key specifications

Nokia 8 was launched in August 2017 with the Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system, at a price of Rs. 36,999. The smartphone boasts of a 5.3-inch Quad-HD display and sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. There's 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of storage that is further expandable via a microSD card to up to 256GB. There's a single 13-megapixel shooter at the back as well as the front.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good build quality
  • Stock Android
  • Great speakers
  • Bad
  • Heats up with heavy use
  • Sub-par camera performance
  • Slow charging
  • No notification LED
  • Slightly overpriced
Display 5.50-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
OS Android 7.1.1
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great performance
  • Very good display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Decent cameras
  • Stock Android, promise of timely updates
  • Bad
  • Not fully waterproof
  • Low-light camera performance could’ve been better
Display 5.30-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Front Camera 13-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3090mAh
OS Android 7.1.1
Resolution 1440x2560 pixels
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Further reading: Nokia, Nokia 6, Nokia 8, Android, Android One
Aman Rashid Aman Rashid is based in New Delhi and writes news, features, and makes videos for Gadgets 360. He works as a Reporter (Technology) for Gadgets 360 and has written many how-to articles on topics such as social media (WhatsApp, Instagram), smartphones (Android, iOS), computers (Mac, Windows) along with writing news articles regularly. Aman is available on his Twitter handle @AR_9192 and on Instagram as @a_rash9192. You can further get in touch by dropping a mail at amanrashid@ndtv.com. More
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