Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 (2017) gets Android Oreo 8.1 Update

HMD’s Nokia recently launched a bunch of new devices, and all of them were running on the latest Android Oreo 8.1. While the new smartphones from Nokia are running on the latest version of Android, Nokia is also keen on updating it’s former devices to the same Android Oreo 8.1 firmware. And this has been started with Nokia now pushing out Android Oreo 8.1 update for its Nokia 5 2017 and also for the Nokia 6 2017 smartphones.

Also, Check- List of Nokia devices that will get Android P 9.0 update.

The new update weighs at around 876 MB in size for the Nokia 6 while the Nokia 5 update has come at 865.9 MB and is currently available over the air. Moreover, you also get the latest March 2018 Security patch baked in it. Along with that, you can expect all the nifty little new features such as tinted notification shade which changes its color as per your wallpapers, ability to hide unwanted notifications, better control over permissions, battery percentage displayed for Bluetooth devices and much more.

Nokia 5 Android Oreo 8.1 update
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Other than that, these are the only two budget devices that we have seen getting the Android Oreo 8.1, without considering any Android One devices, which has this latest update. And we’re sure that Nokia will continue to offer such rapid delivery of updates when Android P 9.0 officially debuts in the coming months.

Such quick updates were delivered quickly due to the courtesy of stock Android usage by Nokia; the company doesn’t offer much on the software sides of things. Thus we get to witness the latest firmware upgrades at this pace. Meanwhile, other OEMs haven’t still rolled out Android Oreo 8.0 update, let alone an 8.1 update.

Akshay Mhatre is a Tech Journalist who likes to keep up with the latest from the tech world. He has worked at many popular news portals like BGR and TechRadar before joining TheLeaker as a News writer and journalist. A writer by day and a VFX artist by night. In his free time, he also likes to make motion graphics and concept art. You can find him on Instagram @akshayrazr_95 and contact him on akshaymhatre[@]theleaker.com

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