HMD has intimated those involved in Android Pie Beta testing on Nokia 8 that the stable Pie build will soon be released as the Beta testing is deemed over. We had demoed the Android Pie Beta build on Nokia 8 and found it to be stable and smooth.
Many thanks for being part of the Android™ 9 Pie Nokia phones beta labs program with your Nokia 8. Thanks to your valuable feedback, the official release will soon be ready and available to millions of users.
If you wish, you can roll back to Android Oreo™ to get the official Android 9 Pie release once it is approved in your market – just remember to back up your data because rolling back will erase your apps and files. That said, there’s no need to take action if you don’t want to – the only difference between the Android 9 Pie beta build and the upcoming official market release is the Feedback App. Users on the Android 9 Pie beta software will receive one security update before the next maintenance release.
This is a bit surprising to hear though as Gesture-based navigation option was missing on the Beta as well as the Adaptive Battery and Digital Wellbeing features. Hopefully, the stable build brings these missing features, else HMD will face outrage from Nokia 8 owners, as Adaptive Battery and Digital Wellbeing are two of the most highlighted Android Pie features.