Nokia 2 gets Android 8.1 Oreo but you have to request it manually

The latest update comes after HMD initiated beta testing of Android Oreo on the Nokia 2 which will receive the update directly from Android 7.1.1 Nougat. However, the update can be accessed only in select regions and will be only rolled out when requested manually by heading over to Nokia’s site.

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A week after rolling out Android 9 Pie to the Nokia 3.1 Plus, HMD Global has started seeding an update to its year and half old Nokia 2 smartphone. The latest update brings all the features of Android Oreo as the device gets a taste of Android 8.1 without ever receiving Android 8.0 in the first place.

The latest update comes after HMD initiated beta testing of Android Oreo on the Nokia 2 as we came to realise to realise that the Nokia 2 will receive an update to Android 8.1 directly from Android 7.1.1 Nougat. While HMD has indeed started rolling out the Android Oreo update to Nokia 2, the same can only be accessed manually unlike many other smartphones which receive updates over-the-air without any hassles.

How to update your Nokia 2 to Android 8.1 Oreo

Users who wish to upgrade their Nokia 2 to Android 8.1 Oreo will have to head over to Nokia will first need to head over to Nokia 2 upgrade page.

1. Once there, users have to note that the Android Oreo update can only be pushed to your Nokia 2 device if it’s pre-approved by your career and if the device passes eligibility for your region. 

2. If your device is indeed eligible, you can sign in with your Nokia account.

3. In the next step, you enter your IMEI number which can be accessed by typing “*#06#” in your dialer. Besides that, the registering page also requires your location and operator details. After which you can “Agree” to terms for installing Android 8.1 Oreo on your Nokia 2. 

4. As soon as you agree, you can click on “Request OTA” which will prompt about the latest update directly on your phone as a notification. 

5. At this point, you can directly download the update by connecting your phone via an unmetered internet connection and install it to run Android Oreo. 

The Nokia 2 was launched in India back in November 2017 for a price of Rs 6,999. The phone features a 5-inch HD LTPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels coupled with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The major highlight of the device is the 4100mAh battery, which the company claims to last 2 days. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 mobile platform clocked at 1.3GHz. The phone is backed by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. On the camera front, the device features an 8-megapixel rear camera along with LED flash, while for the front, there is a 5-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling.

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Nokia 8 Gets Pixel 3’s Night Sight via Ported Google Camera App

Nokia 8 Gets Pixel 3's Night Sight via Ported Google Camera App

The Google Camera app that arrived alongside the new Pixel devices has been lauded for its loaded software features. The app brings EIS, Night Sight, and many other features that really bring high quality photo results. The app has been ported for many smartphones like the OnePlus 6T ₹ 37,999, OnePlus 6 ₹ 35,999, Xiaomi Mi 8, and Poco F1. Now, the Nokia 8 ₹ 24,990 smartphone also gets the ported version of the Google Camera app, and the download link can be found below.

NokiaPowerUser has a list of smartphones that can download the Google Camera APK, and it has recently added Nokia 8 to the list as well. The ported version of Google Camera app can be downloaded by Nokia 8 users running on Android Pie and on Android Oreo as well. The app is 110MB in size, and can be downloaded directly onto the smartphone. The other Nokia phones that can download the Google Camera APK include Nokia 8.1, Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6. You can find all the download links here.

As mentioned, this app brings the Night Sight mode on to the Nokia 8. Google notably announced the new mode alongside unveiling the Pixel 3 ₹ 58,804 models in October, but officially rolled it out to all Pixel users last month. While comparing the camera performance of the Pixel 3 XL ₹ 74,999, iPhone XS ₹ 93,505, and Galaxy Note 9, we found that the Night Sight mode helps in capturing enough light during low-light conditions to deliver bright shots with all the relevant details. It essentially captures up to 15 frames with a reasonably slow shutter to provide an effective exposure of nearly five seconds. This comes in place of keeping the camera shutter open for four to five seconds, which would blur the image.

We recently reported, that the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T also got the ported version of the Google Camera app. Even the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Poco F1 ₹ 19,999 got the ported app, and users can download it on to their devices. Of course, we’d like to inform our readers that ported apps can damage phones, so caution before download is advised.

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