Nokia 2 gets Android 8.1 Oreo


The Nokia 2 is the cheapest budget phone from the Finns, but that does not mean that she gets less love and attention from her boss. On the contrary. The device can expect an update to Android 8.1 Oreo in the future.

Android 8.1 Oreo for Nokia 2

That is what Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, knows via Twitter. A Twitterer asked the CEO if the Nokia 2 gets a software update to Android 8.1 Oreo, the latest version of Google’s operating system. Well, or, in short, the response from Sarvikas. Another user asks if he does not mean Android 8.0. Sarvikas again confirms that it is Android 8.1. 

Nokia 2 will gets Android 8.1 Oreo

Android Go features

Also the CEO of HMD Global says something else interesting in the tweet. Sarvikas tells us that the Nokia 2 gets different features from Android Go. This version of Google’s operating system was announced last year and has been specially developed for phones with less powerful specifications. Google has tackled Android so that the operating system runs even better on phones with low-end specifications. For example, various apps have been optimized so that they require less working memory and processing power of the chipset.

Will the Nokia 2 be upgraded to Android Go? That is not the case, Sarvikas explains. Since the Nokia 2 comes with the full version of the operating system, it is therefore not part of the Android Go program. Manufacturers can not yet register their appliances at a later time, according to Sarvikas. The budget phone, on the other hand, does get some features of Android Go, such as optimized memory management. 

About the Nokia 2

The Nokia 2 was announced by HMD Global at the end of October. Until then, the Nokia 3the least powerful and cheapest phone in the Finns range. This role is now fulfilled by the Nokia 2. The device has a 5 inch HD screen with below the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212, a 1.3 GHz powerful quad-core processor, and Adreno 304 GPU, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal memory. By buying a microSD card you can expand the memory up to 128 GB.

Photos shoot with an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and some LED flash. The selfie camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels. What the Nokia 2 lacks in computing power makes it good in battery life. The battery capacity is no less than 4100 mAh. As said, the device is still running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but an update to Android 8.1 Oreo is waiting for us. When? That is a good question. Sarvikas does not care about that.

The Nokia 2 is still not on our shelves two months after its launch. As soon as that is the case, you only pay around 100 euros for the device. It is not for nothing that HMD Global calls it a budget phone. He will soon be available in the colors Pewter Black, Pewter White and Copper Black.


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