HMD has confirmed what we found in the new Oreo Beta build for Nokia 5. The good news is that this new build fixes the multitasking or RAM management bug on Nokia 5. As per the tweet from Juho Sarvikas, HMD CPO this was in fact not a bug and rather a new RAM management approach that backfired.
Btw. we fixed the #Nokia5 memory management bug in the new Beta Labs release that you guys spotted. Actually wasn't a bug, we were just a bit too eager to manage RAM ?. Both Nokia 5 and #Nokia6 (incl. India!) official Oreo releases maturing nicely.
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) December 29, 2017
A new Android Oreo Beta update build is now available for Nokia 5. The build version is V5.160 and it is around 1693 MB in 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.
It is yet not clear what changes the build brings but it seems to fix the multitasking bug that didn’t go away with the first Oreo Beta for Nokia 5. We will let you know if we find anything new in this Oreo Beta build apart from the bug fix.
In case you have a Nokia 5 and get Android Oreo Beta you can check our step by step tutorial on how to update to Oreo Beta via Nokia Beta Labs.
Android Oreo is a significant update that brings a number of improvements in the Android user experience. It brings many new features such as picture-in-picture, autofill, integrated Instant Apps, Google Play Protect, faster boot time, and much more. In case you want to read and watch all new Android Oreo features and changes in action, you can check our article here.
Nokia 5 received the Android Oreo Beta before Nokia 6 and we found some unnoticed changes along with all official Oreo changes and posted a complete hands-on demo of Nokia 5 running Android Oreo. It also received a redesigned camera app that Nokia 6 may get too.