HMD Global, after pushing Android Oreo update for Nokia 8, is now rolling out the beta update for its budget offering Nokia 6 (FAQ) in India. The Finnish company says that stable version of the Oreo will follow soon.
Juho Sarvikas, Nokia’s Chief product officer, took to twitter to make the announcement official. He tweeted, “We are starting today Oreo Beta Labs roll out for #Nokia6 in India. I understand that some of you may have been waiting for this. Remember that Beta Labs is a test platform and commercial release is well on track. Please jump in and give us your feedback!!!.
HMD Global has already announced Nokia 6 Android Oreo beta update in few other countries before this India release.
The Nokia 6 Oreo beta is labelled as version number 5.140 and it comes with Android security patch of December 2017. If you wish to try this beta version, it will require 1.8GB data which is why we recommend that you use a stable wifi connection.
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How to Get Nokia 6 Android Oreo Beta update?
Well, the procedure it simple. All Nokia 6 users have to do is go to Nokia’s beta labs website (link). Do the mandatory signup using their device’s IMEI number which you can access by dialling *#06#. Once you complete the registration process, you will have to wait for few hours (approx. 12 hours).
Post that, you will get an upgrade notification or else you can manually check by going to Settings>>phones>>system updates. Before you go ahead and do upgrade your Nokia 6 to Oreo beta version we would like to caution you that it might be unstable in nature and it’s better that you wait till a stable release is out before installing it on your primary device.
Android 8.0 Oreo is the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system which comes with few improvements such as faster boot time, autofill framework, picture-in-picture, Instant Apps etc.
Nokia 6 Features and Highlights
The Nokia 6 is packed with 5.5-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 430 system-on-chip, 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, 3000 mAh battery, fingerprint scanner and stock android. The phone also boasts a premium full metal body.
Nokia 6 Specifications
|Display||5.5-inch, Full HD, IPS LCD, 2.5D curved glass display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection|
|Processor||1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Adreno 505 GPU|
|Internal Storage||32GB, expandable up to 256GB|
|Software||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Primary Camera||16MP (main), PDAF, f/2.0 aperture Dual Tone LED Flash|
|Secondary Camera||8MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture|
|Others||4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB OTG, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack|