It comes as a surprise but HMD has started rolling-out Android 8.1 Oreo to Nokia 5 in many of the markets. Usually the updates are announced by Juho, the HMD CPO on Twitter but seems going forward some of the OS updates will come without Beta testing. Anyways this is certainly a good news and we can hope 8.1 Oreo to hit Nokia 6 soon too.

How to update & update size:

You will either be prompted to download this update or you can check by going to Settings and searching system updates and then by checking for the update. The update is around 866.7 MB in size and you need to be on WiFi to download and install it.

List of markets:

  • In India
  • In Tunisia TA-1053
  • In Indonesia TA-1053
  • in Sri Lanka TA-1053
  • In UAE TA-1053
  • In Bangladesh TA-1053
  • In Mexico TA-1044
  • In Philippines

What’s new in Android 8.1 Oreo:

Android 8.1 brings some cool UI changes, notification improvements and Emoji changes along with some under-the-hood improvements. You can go through our updated complete list of Android 8.1 Oreo changes and features for Nokia Android smartphones by clicking here.

Hands-on Videos:

You can check our hands-on demo video of stable Android 8.1 Oreo on Nokia 8 below. We have demoed all major Android 8.1 Oreo features/changes including the UI changes. We will post hands-on impressions video of Nokia 5 running the stable 8.1 Oreo soon.

Thanks Satria, Nassim and Mohit for the tip and screenshots. Cheers!!