Nokia 2 To “Optionally” Get Android Oreo OS Update

Written By Tech Desk | Mumbai | Published:


  • If you are a user of the comparatively older Nokia 2, that runs Android Nougat, your smartphone could indeed get the Android Oreo update very soon
  • Do check your smartphones on a regular basis

If you are a user of the comparatively older Nokia 2, that runs Android Nougat, then this information could be potentially exciting. Your smartphone could indeed officially get the Android Oreo update very soon.

As per Juho Sarvikas (in a new tweet) - who is Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, technical folks over at HMD Global, as well as Qualcomm, have seemingly worked on the technicalities of launching Oreo for Nokia 2. Here, it is worth understanding that the Google Android Go platform was introduced for slightly lower-end phones (1GB RAM); with the Nokia 2 being an already launched phone, the complexities are naturally more.

Nonetheless, with HMD Global now having found out a way to seed Android 8.0 (Oreo) to Nokia 2 phones, it should only be a matter of time before the update comes to fruition. Also, Sarvikas in his tweet has also hinted that the option to upgrade to Oreo would be optional; meaning there could be some changes upon upgrading; due to the porting of Oreo to lower-end devices.

You could also choose to stay on Nougat, and experience refreshed UI updates. Hence, it should now be only about time for the Nokia 2 to join the Oreo bandwagon - at a time when most devices are getting the Android 9.0 (Pie) treatment.

In related Nokia updates, the Blue Nokia 5.1 recently received reasonable price cuts to be available for Rs 9999 from Rs 13199. Technical specifications of this mid-range include the likes of:

  • 5.86-inch screen with 1520 x 720 pixels resolutions, and 287 ppi pixel density
  • Android One platform based on Android 8.1 (Oreo), that could also receive Android 9.0 (Pie) as a firmware update
  • MediaTek Helio P60 processor octa-core SoC
  • 13 MP + 5 MP dual rear snappers
  • 8 MP front snapper
  • 3 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • 32 GB, 64 GB internal storage editions
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 400 GB
  • LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 connectivity options
  • 3060 mAh Lithium-Ion battery.

Also Read: Budget Android One Nokia Handset Could Be In The Showcase Pipeline, Smartphone Receives FCC Certification