HMD Global has released the Android 9.0 Pie beta update for its Nokia 8 smartphone. Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global Product Manager announced the release of Android Pie beta for Nokia 8 on his Twitter account.
The company was supposed to release the stable version of Android Pie for Nokia 8 in November, however due to undisclosed delays, the update will take a bit longer and could be released in late December or early January.
The Android Pie beta update for Nokia 8 is 1.57GB in size. To get it, users will first need to join Nokia Beta Labs to participate in beta software testing, where they will need to enter their smartphone’s IMEI number, network operator name, and location details.
Once you have been accepted into the program, you can download the firmware files and flash them on the device manually or hit the send OTA button on the site. It is recommended that you make a backup of your device before continuing with this process, as there could be data loss during this process.
Thank you for your patience. Since you had to wait a bit longer than expected for Android 9 on your Nokia 8, we decided to do an immediate Beta Labs release. Please join us in finalizing the commercial launch – Your input is extremely valuable 🍰https: //t.co / siaoX5g3vj pic.twitter.com/s33qsBAgOq
– Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) December 11, 2018
According to the changelog, this update will bring a new navigation system, settings menu and notifications. It will also add adaptive battery power protection and adaptive brightness level. Finally, the update is paired with the latest December 2018 security patch for Android.