Global smartphone sales growth will slow down in 2018 — TrendForce

15 February, 2018, 02:20 | Author: Julian Harrison
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In 2016, HMD Global obtained the rights to sell Nokia-branded smartphones, only after few months of Microsoft offloaded part of Nokia to a subsidiary of Foxconn. For the unaware, Google released the Android 8.1 Oreo update to its Pixel and Nexus devices back at the end of December 2017.

Nokia released the beta version of Android 8.1 Oreo in January 2018 and now finally Nokia 8 users can update their device to V4.84A stable build.It's a big major update.A stable wifi connection is always recommended while downloading the firmware. In the event, the company is expected to launch Nokia 9 and Android Oreo (Go Edition) based Nokia 1, Nokia 4, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 (2018).

The update weighs in at 1.5GB for the handset and comes with the latest February security patch.

The Nokia 2 was first sighted on the FCC and then was quickly shown off as an entry-level Android smartphone and then arrived in the United States via Amazon. As per the latest Android distribution chart, only 0.3 per cent of all active Android smartphones have received the update.




"We are rolling out Android Oreo 8.1 on Nokia 8!". It is also said to be the second smartphone after the LG V30 entering the Indonesian market with the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Additionally, more Nokia phones will be launched at later this month. Up front you get a 13-megapixel sensor and the phone supports Dual-Sight, a feature that lets you use both the rear and front cameras simultaneously to take stills/record videos.

After a successful roll-out of the Android 8.0 Oreo update in November a year ago for the Nokia 8 smartphone, HMD Global has released the beta of the Android 8.1 update for the phone.

The Nokia 2 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat but Android Oreo will be ready soon.

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