Nokia 8 pops up on Geekbench running Android 9.0 Pie
HMD Global promised to upgrade the Nokia 8 to the latest Android version, 9.0 Pie, before the end of 2018 and we now see the first piece of evidence that the OTA update is just around the corner. It comes in the form of a Geekbench listing.
As you can see, the listing says that the 4GB RAM version Nokia 8 runs on Android 9.0 Pie, which in turn means that the company is already testing the handset with the new software version. We hope it will come sooner because Juho Sarvikas promised cool new features coming along.
Those include ARCore support, new UI revamp, navigation gestures and probably facial unlock. Last time we saw a Nokia smartphone running Pie on Geekbench, it received the new OS about a month later.
- 01 Dec 2018
Yes, they need to modify some things, probabky that is also a reason why it takes more time. Pie is with software buttons in mind. But actuall the two gestures that will be missed are not bothering me at all. Wi CPL launcher, swiftly switch and gestu...
- 01 Dec 2018
Yes, the promised updates for 2 years, but system updates, security updates are for 3 years.. The device was released in 2017 by the end of 2019 the 2 years are through, and till then i do not think google will release another version of the system.
- 30 Nov 2018
Given the LACK of software buttons on Nokia 8 as it uses hardware & back-lit buttons, this Android Pie update WILL NOT include GESTURES for navigation as an OPTION.