Android 8.0 Oreo Update Will Hit Nokia 3, Skips Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Nokia 3 was launched this year with 7.0 Nougat operating system but was later updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat in September this year. The device was expected to be rolled out with the Android 7.1.2 update by November but it never arrived. Now, it has been confirmed that Nokia 3 will skip Android 7.1.2 Nougat update and it will directly receive Oreo update instead.
Though the company confirmed that all the Nokia smartphones launched this year including Nokia 8, Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 will receive the Android Oreo update, the users of the entry-level Nokia 3 did not receive the Android 7.1.2 Nougat or the Android Oreo updates. Actually, the Nokia 3 was supposed to get updated to Android 7.1.2 Nougat in late October but the same did not happen until now. Also, the smartphone was claimed to receive the Oreo update by the end of this year along with the rest of the models.
Now a tweet by Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer at HMD Global revealed that Nokia 3 will straight jump to Android 8.0 Oreo. Recently Nokia 8 has started receiving the Oreo update while the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are expected to receive the Android 8.0 update before the end of the year. The Oreo update will first release for Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 smartphone and then it will be available on the Nokia 3 smartphone. It is also important to note that Nokia 8, 5, 6 and 3 smartphones are confirmed to get the next Android P update, as well.
However, Sarvikas has confirmed the rollout of the Oreo update to the device once again; he did not reveal any specific date for the update to hit the smartphone. One thing that we know is that the Oreo update will be rolled out to the smartphone by the end of this year as claimed earlier, as reported by GSM Arena.
The Android 7.1.2 Nougat update for the Nokia 3 appears to be canceled as it was delayed because MediaTek could not provide the updated drivers in time. Such delays are not likely with the Oreo update as MediaTek recently joined Google GMS Express program allowing smartphones with MediaTek chipsets to get the security updates and OS updates quicker than earlier.