Geekbench: #Nokia 8 will come with #Android 8 (codenamed: O)?!

Nokia 8 could potentially be the first new device that will come with Android 8.0.0, codenamed Android O. Not only do the rumors suggest that the “O” update will officially be released for Pixel devices next week, meaning the new version of Google’s OS is ready for the public, but an “Unknown Heart” entry appeared on GeekBench with Android 8.0.0 as the OS.

We are already familiar with the fact that Geekbench, for some reason, calls unannounced Nokia devices “Unknown Heart”, and we saw numerous entries of a device with Snapdragon 835 and 4, 6 and 8GB of RAM. With the recent leaks of specifications and real-life photos, as well as renders, we can conclude that the Snapdragon 835 device could be the upcoming Nokia 8 that will probably be announced this month at a event organized by HMD in London.

The latest “Unknown Heart” Geekbench entry shows a device with Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM and Android 8. PhoneArena reports that Tech pundit David Ruddock learned from reliable sources that Android 8 will officially be released to Pixel devices next week, meaning the OS will also be ready for other manufacturers as well.

When I saw these statements from Ruddock, it was clear that the release time of “O” (if it is true) and the release time of Nokia 8 are overlapping, meaning that it is technically possible for Nokia 8 to come with Android 8. A lot of readers also kept saying that for quite some time, but now we have Ruddock’s “O” release time and a solid Geekbench entry that shows an HMD flagship running Android O.

So if put aside the fact that the 8 could be the First device with Android 8 (what a coincidence: Nokia 8 with Android 8), a big feature of the Nokia 8 will be rumored dual-lens ZEISS-branded camera. Today we also learned what camera mode’s the 8 will have and how HMD implemented the different modes into the camera UI. You can learn more about that here.

So guys, what do you say, will Nokia 8 be the first device with Android 8, or is HMD just testing Android 8 for a future OTA update? Tell us down below. 🙂

Source: Geekbench

  • OOoOooOOooOOo 🙂 Nokiaaaaa Nokiaaaa!!!! I knew it 😀

    • The camera app is parked seperately. So, the camera interface and options will be managed separately via updating that app rather than including it in the OS (ROM).
      Android O won’t make a difference as long as they have the new features baked in the camera app and just await pushing the update to the Play Store.

      • I know that. But there is a possibility that they may introduce that new camera UI at the launch event. 🙂 If not launch it then at least show it and announce it 🙂

  • Scrumptious Centaur

    It makes sense for the phone to ship with Android O. There are rumors that Android O will be released officially next week, before the Nokia 8 announcement.

  • surethom

    Im looking forward to the anouncment first nokia i have been looking forward to since my N82 which had a fantastic camera, hope there is a 6gb ram version as well.

  • Stinger

    It would be a magnificent marketing ploy if HMD launches the Nokia 8 with Android 8! They should definitely do this, and I have a strong feeling that they will. My only worry is that they get it to the shelves on time (especially before other manufacturers launch new product with Android 8) in major EU and North American markets, not just Asia.

    Thanks again Nokiamob!

  • Rocky

    It will be great if they anounce Android 8 with HMD’s event. That’s a big marketing stunt

  • All at this moment i’m hoping for is
    Announcement – August 16,2017
    Available – August 23,2017 (or even before)

  • Nokia 8 with android 8.0 scores lesser than the ones with 7.1.1.. It’s first time so hopefully that’ll change.