HMD Global starts publicly testing Nokia 3’s Android Oreo

HMD Global, the global licensee of the Nokia brand as far as mobile devices go, has been getting lots of positive press thanks to its unparalleled pace updating its entire device lineup to the latest software, something that everyone in the industry ought to be doing. With the start of the Nokia 3’s Android Oreo beta program through the Nokia beta labs, the Finnish company is now entering the homestretch as far as updating its lineup of Android-powered devices to Android 8 is concerned.

HMD Global’s Twitter-happy Chief Product Officer took to, well, Twitter, to share the good news.

The Nokia 3 received an update to Android Nougat back in September 2017 and it’s been a long wait for users of the entry-level device.

Bar the Nokia 3 which is now out of the woods, the Nokia 2 is patiently waiting for its turn on the sidelines. Word has it that HMD Global plans to bring lots of the performance optimizations found in Google’s Android Go devices, like the Nokia 1, to the Nokia 2 to give its rather basic feature set some clout among the entry-level throng.

The process to join the Nokia beta labs and enroll your Nokia 3 (if you have one) so as to receive Android Oreo should be pretty much the same as the one I underwent when I had the Nokia 6.

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