Nokia 3 receives Android 8.1 Oreo update

Vlad, 20 December 2018

HMD Global has apparently started sending out the update to Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 3 from 2017.

The phone launched with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, then received an update to Android 8.0 Oreo back in April this year. Now it's time for it to make the jump to 8.1, although at this rate Pie seems like nothing more than a pipe dream at the moment.

On one hand, if you own a Nokia 3, it's probably sad to think that a lot of other Nokia phones are currently already tasting Pie, but on the other hand at least the your phone hasn't been fully forgotten. The update also brings with it the December 2018 security patches, so at least you'll be current on that front once you install it.

The rollout may be staged so don't worry if you have a Nokia 3 and haven't received the update notification yet - it should arrive in the next few days or so.

If you're wondering why it took this long for it to run Android 8.1, we can speculate that devices with MediaTek chipsets are never the first to get software updates (or even close), but it probably also comes down to HMD Global's priorities.

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  • Bijai

Just updated my Nokia 3, looks like they have removed the format as internal storage option. Make sure you have backed up all your data before the update.

  • the programer

its good to see phone with low price updates to what it deserve compares to the phones that has high price tag that its hard to see updates into it.

  • Anonymous

So, some info about drivers for mobile chipsets: The GPU design and the reference drivers and their sources are produced by the original designers, such as ARM and Imagination. MediaTek can't "close" the sources because they didn't write them t...

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