One of the strongest USPs for Nokia smartphones is the stock software that comes with it. HMD Global is capitalising on the stock Android to sell Nokia smartphones with the promise of the latest software without delays.
Staying true to its word, Nokia has now brought the latest Android 8.0 Oreotor its Nokia 6 smartphone. This follows Nokia 8 and Nokia 5 smartphones, which joined Nokia's mobile beta labs to test the raw software before a wider rollout.
Beta testing new software is a common practice among major OEMs before publicly rolling out new software. With the help of volunteering users, Nokia will be able to squash any bugs before an OTA rollout. It goes without saying those who are eager to try Android 8.0 Oreo on their Nokia 6 must be tech-savvy and capable of handling basic troubleshooting as the software is unstable.
Doubtful users can wait a bit longer to get the official OTA update. But if you'd like to take Android Oreo for a test spin on the Nokia 6 smartphone, register the device for HMD's beta labs. To do so, follow the simple instructions below:
Register for HMD beta labs by entering your phone's IMEI-code and network operator on the company's official website.
Once you are registered, beta builds will be available for you to download.
Nokia 6 owners can then go to Settings > System Update and download and install the pre-release version of Android 8.0 Oreo the tradition OTA way.
It is possible the testing of Android 8.0 Oreo on Nokia 6 devices will go on for a month, and users around the world will start receiving the final build sometime early next year.