HMD Global is among the most impressive Android OEMs currently when it comes to providing regular software support to its smartphones. The company has already released the stable Android Pie update for some of its smartphones like the Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1, and Nokia 6.1 Plus. Nokia 7.1, which was made its global debut last month with the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box, was also updated to Android 9.0 Pie recently. In addition to bringing Android 9.0 Pie to its smartphones, HMD Global has also rolled out the November Android security patch to most of its smartphones. The company has confirmed that it will be bringing Android Pie to its 2017 lineup as well. HMD’s first flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8 has now appeared on Geekbench running on Android 9.0 Pie, suggesting that the update may begin to roll out soon.
Nokia 8 Android 9 Pie Update Arriving Soon?
HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas had confirmed last month that the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8 smartphones will be updated to Android 9.0 Pie. He also explained that the update for the 2017 lineup was delayed as Google releases the latest Android OS update to the chipset vendor before the OEM. Since HMD Global uses stock Android on its smartphones, we don’t expect the company to take too long to begin rolling out the Pie update for the Nokia 8 and other models released in 2017.
The Geekbench listing suggests the Pie update is currently in testing and there is a good chance that a beta version may be released for Nokia 8 owners very soon. It was previously reported that the Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco would receive the Android Pie update in November. Since HMD has not confirmed anything regarding the update rollout yet, it now looks like the Pie update for both the Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco models will begin rolling out in December. Older Nokia smartphones such as the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6, will probably begin receiving the Android Pie update early next year.