Nokia 8 Sirocco’s Android Pie update is rolling out now

Nokia 8 Sirocco’s Android Pie update is rolling out now

Last month, HMD Global started rolling out the stable Android Pie update to the Nokia 8. In that article, we mentioned Nokia 8 Sirocco users were feeling forgotten. The Nokia 8 Sirocco was supposed to get Android Pie in November, but the month came and passed, then December went by without a word as well. Finally, the Android Pie update is rolling out to the Sirocco.

This marks the 8th Nokia-brand smartphone to get Android Pie, and it’s one of HMD Global’s best devices. Unlike some of the other Android Pie releases for Nokia-branded devices, the Nokia 8 Sirocco’s update includes the staple Android Pie features Adaptive Battery and App Actions. Adaptive Brightness, Slices, and the new gesture navigation is also present. The Nokia 8 Sirocco also gets access to Digital Wellbeing features, which are exclusive to Google Pixel and Android One phones.

HMD Global did not give much of a timeline for this update, but we expect it to follow their usual gradual rollout. Check the Settings of your Nokia 8 Sirocco to see if the OTA update is available. Keep an eye out in the forums for download links.

Nokia 8 Sirocco XDA Forum

Key features of Android 9 Pie
  • App Actions – Helps you get things done faster by predicting your next move and displaying the right action on your phone
  • Slices – Identifies relevant information of your favorite apps to make them more easily accessible when you need them
  • Adaptive Battery – Uses deep learning to understand usage patterns and prioritize battery power on important apps
  • Adaptive Brightness – Automatically adapts phone brightness by learning from your interactions
  • New system navigation – Features a single home button that provides intelligent predictions and suggestions (user enabled)
Digital Wellbeing features:
  • Dashboard – Highlights screen time and phone usage including how many times the device has been unlocked and the number of notifications received
  • App Timers – Set time limits on app usage
  • Wind Down and Do Not Disturb – Set a daily schedule to get your phone ready for bed. Your screen fades to Grayscale, while Do Not Disturb silences notifications for a restful sleep. You can activate Do Not Disturb anytime you want to disconnect.

Via: Android Police

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