Nokia 5 Starts Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Update, Here’s How Nokia 5 Users Can Get It Within 24 Hours


HMD Global has been handling the Nokia brand just right and paving the way to retain its lost glory. Ever since Nokia came up with its lineup of Android-powered phones, the company has made sure that it creates a stable image as the OEM that offers constant updates. Right from rolling out security updates faster than the other OEMs to bringing Oreo to the phones, Nokia is upping its game.

Today, the company has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo beta build for the Nokia 5 under its beta labs program. It means that Nokia 5 users who want to get the Oreo update, can sign up for Nokia mobile beta labs. HMD Global's Chief Product Offer Juho Sarvikas took to Twitter to announce the update rollout and also state that the Nokia 6 shall also get the Android Oreo beta build soon.

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Sign up for Nokia beta labs and get the update in 24 hours

To recall, Nokia promised in November that Android 8.0 Oreo beta support for Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will arrive with the availability of the latest Nokia 8 smartphone. While the company is yet to reveal the timeline when Nokia 6 users will get Oreo beta, Nokia 5 users will be able to install the beta by signing up for the beta labs here.

After opening the beta labs portal, users will be asked to signup with Google account and also enter IMEI number and other details of their device. After successful registration, Nokia 5 users will receive the update within 24 hours. It is advised to backup all your data before going ahead with the update installation.

Oreo features like Picture-in-picture, Autofill, and more

Android 8.0 Oreo brings a slew of new features on the Nokia 5 including Picture-in-Picture, autofill, battery life enhancement, new notification elements, new emojis, and more. The Nokia 5 was launched running Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. It features a 5.2-inch 720p HD display and is powered by a Snapdragon 430 SoC with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 505 GPU. A 3,000mAh battery backs the device. The phone sports a 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, PDAF, and an 8MP front camera.

Nokia is doing better without Project Treble support

Alongside Oreo beta build for the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, the company recently revealed that the Nokia smartphones such as the Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and the Nokia 6 will not support Google's Project Treble that aims at helping OEMs in rolling out updates faster. But regardless of Project Treble, Nokia has been doing a fine job in rolling out updates in a timely manner, perhaps better than the OEMs that are a part of Project Treble.