Honor 8 Pro Oreo update rollout begins in India, Nokia 8 and Nokia 3 receive February security patch, Meizu 15 gets certified in China, and more: MySmartPrice Daily Tech Digest


The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Honor 8 Pro started rolling out for users in India today, roughly a week after the rollout was commenced in the UK. The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Honor 8 Pro arrives as build version DUK-L09 and weighs in at a hefty 2.81GB in terms of size. In case you haven’t received the update notification on your Honor 8 Pro yet, we recommend checking for the update manually by heading over to the Settings Menu. In addition to all the Oreo goodies, the OTA update also introduces EMUI 8.0, the latest version of Huawei’s custom Android skin. Some of the other highlights of the new update include VoLTE support for Vodafone and Jio networks, Navigation Dock, App Shortcut, Touch protection, Smart Tips, AI-based optimization, and the latest Android security patches from Google.

Nokia 8 and Nokia 3 get the February Android security patch update

Keeping its promise of rolling out regular monthly Android security patch updates, HMD Global has started seeding the February security patch update for the Nokia 3 and Nokia 8 smartphones. For now, the update has been confirmed for the TA-1032 variant of the Nokia 3 in India and Thailand as well as the TA-1020 variant in Hungary. The Nokia 8 TA-1004 variant in India is also receiving the update. According to reports, the OTA update weighs in at 79.3MB in size for the Nokia 3 and 86.9MB in size for the Nokia 8. When the update becomes available for your device, you should receive an update notification automatically. Alternatively, you can also check for the update manually by going to Settings > System Updates.

Meizu 15 gets certified by 3C in China

Meizu’s upcoming flagship smartphone, expected to debut as the Meizu 15, has reportedly received certification from China’s 3C. The Meizu 15 is expected to launch alongside the Meizu 15+, which will feature a slightly bigger display. While the screen sizes of the two smartphones haven’t been confirmed yet, leaked images have made it quite clear that the two will come with an 18:9 aspect ratio and an impressive screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, the Meizu 15 and Meizu 15+ are expected to be powered by a flagship MediaTek or an Exynos 8895/9810 chipset. In terms of memory, the Meizu 15 could come equipped with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage while the Meizu 15+ could pack 8GB of RAM along with 256GB of internal storage. In terms of software, the two smartphones are expected to run Android 8.0 Oreo-based FlymeOS out of the box.

Vodafone VoLTE services expanded to Delhi, Mumbai and Gujarat circles

Private telecom operator Vodafone has announced the rollout of its 4G VoLTE services in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, and Gujarat circles. The main advantages of 4G VoLTE include HD quality voice calls and the ability to enjoy high-speed 4G data even while being on a call. In the coming months, Vodafone is expected to expand its 4G VoLTE network to multiple other circles across the country. Next on the list, however, are Karnataka and Kolkata circles. To find out if your smartphone is compatible with Vodafone’s 4G VoLTE network or not, all you have to do is send a text message ‘SMS 4G CHECK’ to 199.