HMD Global has managed to revive the Nokia brand after the launch of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8. In the launch event of the Nokia 8 in the Philippines, the company’s country manager, Shannon Mead confirmed that the entire series will receive Android updates for two straight years, inclusive of 2017. What this means in layman terms is that the smartphones will receive both Android Oreo and Android P. This announcement may also be an effort to allure more users to purchase the Nokia devices and help the company sales figures.
The Nokia smartphones ensure that their users get to experience the best of both worlds – the craftsmanship and build quality Nokia has been known in the past combined with the raw power of Google’s Android ecosystem. Speaking of Android, the recently launched Nokia phones run a clean and, as-close-as-possible stock Android interface.This means that the phones pack in very little bloatware unlike what their counterparts like Samsung and Xiaomi have to offer on their smartphones thereby leading to speedy updates.
Post the launch of Android 8.0 Oreo, the company was quick to promise that all of its devices running Android will receive the update before the end of 2017. This is a cue that the company already has a head start over its counterparts. Although other OEM’s have made similar promises of rolling out updates in that timeframe, it might be safe to say that the stock running Nokia phones will be among the first smartphones to taste the latest system update.
Nokia has also made an effort to launch the phones to cover all price segments and mark its presence in both, online and offline arenas. Among the lot, the Nokia 8 is the most recent one to launch in India. The phone is also the flagship device which sports top-notch specifications with some snappy camera tricks up its sleeves. The phone has been launched for a price of Rs. 36,999 and will go on sale exclusively through Amazon India on October 14.
Considering the fact that the Nokia devices are assured to receive updates for a solid two years from now; does this make Nokia’s smartphone portfolio an attractive enough offer for you to get one? Do let us know your views in the comments section below.