Nokia 2 Will Get Android 8.1 Oreo, HMD Global Confirms
The new Nokia-branded Android smartphones from HMD Global have been warmly received, and the smartphone maker’s committed to supporting them. On Thursday, HMD Global confirmed that the affordable Nokia 2 will receive an update to Android 8.1 Oreo.
The announcement’s courtesy of Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, who responded to a question on Twitter about the Nokia 2’s software roadmap. Mr. Sarvikas says the phone will benefit from performance improvements specific to Android Go, a lightweight version of Android optimized for devices with 1GB of RAM.
Hi! It will receive Android Oreo. 1GB RAM devices will be supported on 8.1 release where many of the Android Go memory management improvements will be integrated. Nokia 2 performance will only get better over time!
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) December 28, 2017
The Nokia 2 was launched in late October 2017, and hit U.S. retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo a month later. It won’t set any performance records, but the $100 smartphone’s hardware includes a 5-inch 720p LCD panel, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 system-on-chip, and 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
The upgrade from Android 7.1.1 Nougat to Android 8.1 Oreo is icing on the cake.