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Nokia 2 Android Oreo 8.1 Beta Hands-on: All new features/changes, performance, bugs, disappointments

The Android Oreo 8.1 Beta update for Nokia 2  is now rolling out for all Nokia 2 variants. We received this update in India on our Nokia 2 TA-1011 variant. In case you are wondering how to enroll and push Oreo Beta to your Nokia 2 you can check our tutorial here.

The time now for our hands-on video of Nokia 2 running the Beta version of Android Oreo 8.1. In this video, we have demoed the new changes and features that both Android Oreo 8.1 Beta brings for Nokia 2 and we have also shared our impressions of the build.

All the changes and new features:

The Oreo Beta update brings the majority of Android Oreo 8.0 + 8.1 changes and features. It also brings a new and redesigned camera app for Nokia 2 (Check the demo below).

Android Oreo 8.0 update brings lots of UI changes, Notification improvements, Settings revamp, Night Light, usability improvements and also a change in the swipe up gesture to open the app drawer.

You can, however, take a deep dive of Android Oreo and check our updated complete list of Android Oreo changes and features for Nokia Android smartphones by clicking here.

You can also change Icon shape on Nokia 2 running Android Oreo 8.1 Beta. The  PIP mode however doesn’t work on Nokia 2 and Ambient display feature is not available.

Android Oreo 8.1 brings some cool UI changes, notification improvements and Emoji changes along with some under-the-hood improvements.

Go through our updated complete list of Android 8.1 Oreo changes and features for Nokia Android smartphones by clicking here.

Impressions:

On Nokia 2 the Oreo 8.1 Beta update doesn’t bring significant performance improvement which is really a disappointment, considering Android 8.1 Oreo comes with improvements targeted at low-RAM devices. While the build is relatively stable with no freezes/reboots but one can notice lags at times.

Battery life deterioration is also noticeable but hopefully, newer builds will address  these issues.

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Nayan
Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]
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