Nokia 2 Will Get Android 8.1 Oreo, HMD Global Confirms

Nokia 2 Will Get Android 8.1 Oreo, HMD Global Confirms

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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.

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.

Source: @sarvikas