Nokia 3.1 has reportedly started receiving the Android 8.1 Oreo update. The mobile software market saw the release of the final build of Android Pie last month, but availability is currently limited to only Google’s Pixel range of smartphones and tablets, as well as the Essential Phone. While partnered OEMs have announced the rollout of the latest Android version for their devices, HMD Global is managing to roll out Android 8.1 Oreo for many of its smartphones and will be updated to Android Pie soon.
Upholding the promise, HMD Global has now started to roll out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to Nokia 3.1 users in India, HMD hasn’t yet started a wider roll-out for the update, so you’ll probably have to wait a few more weeks if you’re not living in India.
As mentioned, the Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Nokia 3.1 is rolling out as an over-the-air (OTA) package. You can check its availability on your device by going to Settings > Software updates. It is recommended to back up your data before proceeding with the update. You are also advised to use a high-speed data or Wi-Fi connectivity to download the update.
The software update build is V2.56B and is about 1.12GB in size, also bringing the latest September security patch. The official changelog mentions that a new settings menu has been added, along with Bluetooth battery percentage, and a revamped power menu.
To recall, the Nokia 3.1 was initially launched back May and was announced back in June in the US officially. The smartphone launched with Android 8.0 Oreo and is also upgradable to Android P in the near future.[amazon box=”B07DDD8PNQ” /] [amazon box=”B07DDBQ67F” /] [amazon box=”B07DD71K4D” /]