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Nokia 3.1 gets Oreo 8.1 update+ September Security update. Nokia 8 Sirocco gets the patch too


Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 8 Sirocco are the latest Nokia Android smartphones to get the September Android Security update in some markets. The update only brings the security patch for Nokia 8 Sirocco. Nokia 3.1 however gets the Android Oreo 8.1 update along with the patch. For all software update news related to other Nokia smartphones click here.

On the basis of tips received from our readers, we will collate a list of markets and the Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 8 Sirocco variants for which September Security update is now available. So, do let us know if you have received the update in the comments section.

List of markets where it is available:

  • Nokia 3.1 In India
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco TA-1005 in India

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 Nokia 3.1 update is around 1125.7 MB in size and you need to be on WiFi to download and install it.

Nokia 3.1 Android 8.1 Oreo & 8 Sirocco September Security update changelog:

The changelog mentions Android 8.1 Oreo update and September Android Security for Nokia 3.1. Android 8.1 Oreo brings some cool UI changes, notification improvements and Emoji changes along with some under-the-hood improvements.

Those updating from Oreo 8.0 can go through our updated complete list of Android 8.1 Oreo changes and features for Nokia Android smartphones by clicking here.

The September Android Security update brings fix for many security issues. The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in Media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.

Read the complete details of September Security update here.

HMD has been quite consistent in terms of releasing Monthly Security updates and OS updates for Nokia smartphones already available in the market. HMD has also made it clear that all Nokia Android Phones will receive minimum two years of OS update support.

Thanks Aakash for the tip & screenshots. Cheers!!

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