It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally happening. HMD Global has announced the availability of the Nokia 8 Android Pie beta.

Announced by head of product for HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas, on Twitter. The delayed update to Android 9 for the Nokia 8 was acknowledged by Mr Sarvikas earlier this month when he said ‘Unfortunately we still have few issues to address and need a couple of more days to make it perfect’, but it appears those issues are resolved now.

While the Nokia 7 Plus has gotten the lions share of attention thanks to its excellent specs and pricing, the Nokia 8 ‘Sirocco’ has quite a bit to offer. Priced at just $699, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of on-board storage behind a 5.5″ QHD resolution Plastic OLED display.

The delayed release of Android Pie for the Nokia 8 will soon be forgotten once it’s rolling out in full. HMD Global’s move to use Android One for their handsets technically allows for 2 years of feature updates, so we should hopefully see Android Q when it rolls out next year.

Source: @sarvikas.
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razza
razza
1 year ago

The Nokia 8 isn’t the only device that’s had the rollout of Android Pie delayed. Earlier devices like the 3, 5 and 6 are still waiting. I like what HMD are offering with Android One, but they are extremely slow to follow through on their promise of fast updates.

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1 year ago

Apparently it is easier to port Gcam (with nightsight) to devices running Android 9 Pie, so the more devices running it the better!

Damien Robinson
Damien Robinson
1 year ago

This is for the Nokia 8, not the Nokia 8 Sirocco. We can’t sign up for the beta. The Sirocco update is anywhere between 1 to 1.5 months late now with not a single word from Nokia. Poor form. All it takes is one acknowledgement. It’s a bit annoying when even notorious slow updaters like Samsung, Motorola and HTC are updating to Pie yet my Nokia 8 Sirocco Android One device is being left behind. I know it’s a “first world problem ” but it’s really annoying…