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Android 8.1 Oreo beta now available for Nokia 8

The new software introduces new features like revamped menus and the correct hamburger emoji.

Published onJanuary 23, 2018

  • The Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Nokia 8 is now available in beta.
  • It delivers several improvements, like the upgraded settings and power menus, plus latest security patches.
  • You can install the software by signing up for the Nokia beta program now.

HMD Global’s chief product officer Juho Sarvikas has announced that the Android 8.1 Oreo beta update is now available for the Nokia 8.

The device has been running Android 8.0 Oreo since last year, but this update introduces some new features like revamped settings and power menus, the Bluetooth battery percentage indicator, and, crucially, the correct hamburger emoji.

Be our guest as we serve #AndroidOreo 8.1 beta for #Nokia8 . Updating your device today will enable a host of new features. And most importantly – the hamburger emoji fix with cheese now on top of the patty! Get it here
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 23, 2018

This also comes with January security patches and latest bug fixes, though, given that the software is in beta, it will no doubt introduce some of its own.

The new update comes in at 1.55 GB and you can get your hands on it by signing up for the beta program here (note that you won’t be given immediate access to a download—you’ll be sent the update OTA within 12 hours). If you do, be sure to give us your thoughts on it in the comments.