HMD Global has now started rolling out Android Oreo beta update for its Nokia 3 phone, which was launched in February 2017. The long-delayed update was announced last month and now, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas took to Twitter to announce this update rollout.
Users of Nokia 3 can sign up for the beta on the company’s site to get access to the Android Oreo update preview. After registering with device’s IMEI number and confirming mobile operator, users will get Android Oreo software update notification.
This new version of the Android operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo is around 1.6GB in size and brings a ton of new features to the Nokia 3, including Picture-in-Picture mode, notifications dots, adaptive icons, notification channels, system optimizations, and performance improvements.
The Beta Labs Program, under which users get access to the beta build of the upcoming software updates from the company, was started with Nokia 8 and later, it was extended to the Nokia 6 and the Nokia 5 as well.
To recall, the Nokia 3 comes with a 5-inch display having a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Under the hood, it is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB through a microSD card.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the device features an 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies and video calling. The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box and is powered by a 2,630mAh non-removable battery.
At the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, HMD Global has launched five new phones, which includes the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 1 with Android Oreo (Go Edition), Nokia 6 (2018), and the reincarnated version of Nokia 8110.