Confirmed (again): All Nokia smartphones will get Android Oreo, including Nokia 3

“Pure. Secure. Up to date,” is the motto of Nokia Android smartphones under HMD. HMD recognized the big problem of software support with Android devices, and decided to support every Nokia-branded Android smartphone they make for at least two years. We’ve been witnessing for the past few months that HMD’s been regularly updating its phones with the latest security patch, and every day now the Android 7.1.1 update should hit the Nokia 3.

HMD Global, or better to say his representatives said now few times that Nokia Android smartphones will receive the latest version of Google’s OS called Oreo. To put all doubt at an end, HMD Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas stated via Twitter that all Nokia smartphones will get Oreo, including the most affordable Nokia 3. He added that he cannot share the timeline, because he would get in trouble if complications happen and update runs late (which is most certainly true).


So, once more we have Android 8.0 Oreo confirmed for all Nokia devices, but with an unknown timeline. At the launch event of Nokia 8, HMD’s latest flagship phone that runs Android 7.1.1, the company said that Android 8 for Nokia 8 is in an “advanced stage” of development, and that the 8 should be one of the first devices to receive Oreo.

HMD did a great job in updating the phones so far, with the Nokia 3 being a little more problematic, and it would be best for them to keep it that way in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Someone make Stephen Elop as the CEO of HMD Global(Just a joke) ๐Ÿ˜›
    Maybe he was not that bad. The phones that were launched under him were great and much ahead of their time. It was just the OS. OS was great but it was microsoft who were confused about their plans lol. They still seem to be confused. New os every couple of years. ๐Ÿ˜›
    i hope to see Android Oreo hitting Nokia devices starting october. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It’s easier when you have 50,000 people that work on phones, HMD’s 1% of the size. They just need time and not Elop. Elop is for restructuring, not for building from the ground up ๐Ÿ™‚

      • haha. How about John Chen? hehe ๐Ÿ˜›

        • Chen did the same with BB. I can’t wait to see who’ll it be.

          • No man. Chen tried his best to bring Blackberry as a whole to profit. He tried to bring devices to profit as well but it was too difficult because of the “Blackberry” name. This name is strong in developed markets and in Developing markets its mostly termed as a business phone. He is now doing the same thing which Nokia did but in a little different way. Brand Licensing. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • hey stipe. Does Nokia 6 come with wide angle front camera? If NO. Then can it be made available via a software update?

        • It says 84 degrees, and I guess that qualifies as a wide angle.

    • EricLovesSymbian

      EricLovesSymbian says:

      That disgusting horrible diarrhea as a child sorry excuse for a human being? That demonic man?
      His pathetic rancid horrible junk garbage outdated and crippled operating system brought our beloved Nokia to it’s knees.

      Windows phone has been rejected the world over.
      It has been removed from virtually all OEM manufacturers and it’s market share (worldwide) is far less than Nokia feature phones that were sold in 2016!!!

      No one cares for that pathetic rancid crippled pathetic operating system.

      He convinced Nokia management to rid themselves of a truly wonderful incredible Symbian operating system and migrating towards an operating system he himself does NOT use! He is a punk!

      He is a B****! Explosive diarrhea as a child elop!

      He could have kept Symbian (spyware free, ad free, virus free, cloud free) as the low end operating system. He shuttered it’s doors and made Nokia use a garbage American operating system.

      He had no insight. He did not take Nokia in the right direction. He ruined the image of Nokia the world over (not the 10,000 or so super fans like us, but the other 4,000,000,000 cell phone users around the world.) We see Nokia and love Nokia! People can’t wait to even see the phone live and the entire inventory of millions of Android Nokia handsets are sold out. Sold out!

      The phones launched under him we’re NOT great phones and we’re NOT ahead of their time. The physical phone that you hold in your hand may have been great, but once it is turned on, and the operating system is seen, the phone is nothing more than a paper weight.

      Android Oreo is a much better operating system. Under the hood advancements are really good. Look at the settings menu and see how similar it’s getting to Symbian Belle FP2.

      elop is evil! Not to be trusted.

    • EricLovesSymbian

      EricLovesSymbian says:

      Hey, I just re read my comment.
      Want to clarify that I’m not trying to be mean or inappropriate towards you in any way…
      I am directing all my anger and animosity only towards that diarrhea as a child sorry excuse for a human, elop.

      Again, I’m sorry if I seemed as though I was gearing my comment towards you…

      • This is the best way to awaken you and make you type a comment. LOL ๐Ÿ˜›

        • EricLovesSymbian

          EricLovesSymbian says:


          Once my remodeling finishes, I’ll have some more time to dedicate to reading, researching, commenting.

    • Michael

      Not his time anymore. He got the Nokia ship going in the right direction. He threw the dead weight overboard and helped direct Nokia into other sustainable sectors. As you can see by many of the negative comments about him in this and other forums, he was the bad guy. In reality, he was the good guy. I’m sort of like Elop sometimes. I have no problem being the bad guy if it moves forward whatever I happen to be involved in. For me, Elop gets HUGE thumbs up.

      Now…that the Nokia company is now moving forward in the right direction and the Nokia brand has been re-launched under slimmer/lean/efficient, can the leaders of both HMD and Nokia ensure that the mistakes of the past are not repeated. Lets hope so.

      • I sometimes think that many are hating elop just because of the comments on many websites. I don’t like him too. He did some good things like pushing the design and hardware further but he did more worse than he did good to Nokia imo. 1st he destroyed Symbian and Meego and then transferred Nokia on the Microsoft’s WP ship which imo didn’t even have a captain. No CEO would do this unless they actually have some safe options. He risked everything for WP7!!! Seriously??
        Who would do this? – And the answer to this question is the reason why he gets so much hate.

        • Michael

          The benefit of hindsight is great and the history of Nokia gets rehashed and rehashed. Opinions are sealed into granite at this point.

          I believe that Nokia (the company) is in a very good place to not only ensure survival, but grow. That probably wouldn’t have happened without all the chess pieces that got moved and sacrificed along the way.

          I’ll leave it at that and from now on, I’ll refrain from commenting on this topic. Actually, I wish everyone would do the same as the past is now well and truly the past. Like having a bad relationship, it’s well past time to move on.

    • Deep Shekhar

      The phones were great. but the credit goes to the engineering team behind it. The great names Marko Ahtisaari,Stefan Pannenbecker , Damian Dinning , Juha Alakarhu and many more were behind the exceptional design and imaging innovations.

      Whereas Steven Elop in the worst CEO in the history till date. No one could have ever imagined that Nokia(The Nokia) can ever struggle to make profits and eventually acquired by any other company.

      Just think tomorrow… Apple is being acquired by any other company!!
      you can’t right?!!

      the same was for Nokia ..phones were synonymous with Nokia. It took decades of hard work and dedication to innovate and lead the smartphone industry forward, and just 3-4 years of Elop to shrink that empire to just $7 Billion.

      You can say that Windows Phone was a gamble and it didn’t work.That’s fine it can happen .So, they could’ve tied up with Google also just like other OEM’s like Samsung,HTC,Asus etc.But ,No…he simply made Nokia in a state of free fall so later it gets acquired by the company from where he came from and left us(the consumers around the world) to witness the most heartbreaking acquisition till date!!! He cannot be forgiven what he has done and being rightly named as TROJAN HORSE.

      Now, Things are coming back on track for Nokia. Innovation and Customer Satisfaction will be key to success along with extraordinary marketing.

      I wish Nokia all the very best and achieve newer heights which they never had reached before… ๐Ÿ™‚

      Books will be written on where Nokia went away and books will be written how Nokia came back, hopefully the thicker book will be Nokia made a comeback……

      • EricLovesSymbian

        EricLovesSymbian says:

        Great comment… Totally agree with you.
        He made a Titan fall to it’s knees and almost bleed to death…

  • EricLovesSymbian

    EricLovesSymbian says:

    Should anyone care to read the following, I just sent this to Nokia.
    I was given a link from this website (thank you), and just submitted my views on what an Ideal Nokia Flagship would be like. Clearly Android Oreo was included. But I forgot to mention the T9 keyboard.

    I will cut and paste.

    My name is Eric and I have only used Nokia phones since 1999. (Although, I am using an LG phone with a Gmail account to send this).
    As a share holder and a person that has sent ideas in with
    Invent with Nokia, I have been told to submit my concerns here…

    I will cut and paste my comment on this email and send it to you…
    I have had several people tell me to do so. I visit many Nokia fan websites and leave comments.

    The following is my post, when I read the Nokia 8 review (subsequently, this is the reason why I will still use my Symbian powered Nokia 808).

    EricLovesSymbian says:

    Interesting! Overall the Nokia 8 seems like a decent phone, not a spectacular phone.

    I would have appreciated features like:
    1. AMOLED screen (especially on higher end models, due to it’s advanced features and capabilities)

    2. Bigger battery (at least 3300-3600 mAh)
    3. Front facing flash

    4. Nokia optimizations (throughout the entire phone – battery management, customizable themes, auto cache cleaning, etc)

    5. Stereo speakers (because the Nokia 6 that costs 1/3 – 1/2 the price has it)

    6. Smaller bezels or a smaller footprint (meaning the same size screen with a smaller footprint, or the same size externally but with a 5.5-5.7 inch AMOLED screen. It shouldn’t really exceed 72.5 mm in width)

    7. A better camera app and or a better aperture for better low light photos

    8. Dual port micro SIM and nano SIM card slot, next to a micro SD card. (Hundreds of millions of people still use micro SIM cards, myself included, and do NOT want to upgrade to the nano SIM card. Other OEM manufacturers place the nano sideways, and the micro SIM vertically, on the same tray, next to the micro SD card slot)

    9. A more mature camera housing (perhaps a square shaped black gloss circle, or a glossy black triangle with rounded corners)

    10. OIS on all three cameras with laser guided auto focus

    11. FM radio (this would costs pennies)

    12. Quick charge 4.0+ (this would have been incredibly awesome to have had – not regular 4.0, but the 4.0 PLUS).

    13. Android 8.0 operating system out of the box … From what I’ve read, based on security and battery efficiency, and other under the hood stuff, this new Android is definitely worth having. And as an added bonus, look at how similar the settings menu is compared to the amazing wonderful Symbian Belle FP2.

    14. Dedicated camera button. For a camera centric phone, I believe having a camera button would be ideal. Pushing the power button two times really fast isn’t appealing to all.
    15. A programmable (customizable) Glance screen as it was on the Nokia 808. Not just a 20 minute preview that the Nokia 8 has.
    16. Customizable Led notification light should be mandatory. Flashing Red for low battery, constant red for charging, flashing green for missed calls, constant green for battery fully charged. A customizable blue light for important user things (as in, receiving a missed call from someone important, or a social media notification, etc)
    17. Better waterproofing (so people don’t bad mouth the phone by saying it’s unable to attend the beach or pool party)

    These are just some things I’d generally like to have seen in a Nokia flagship phone. People like to make comparisons – we all do it, whether it’s cars or phones, or grades, or income. If a certain flagship from our beloved Nokia is missing certain things, people hold those things against it.

    Not having an AMOLED screen is such a huge disappointment! My 7 year old Nokia N8 had one. My wonderful amazing Symbian powered Nokia 808 had one. Nokia couldn’t use a darn AMOLED screen? They really had to use a screen from a time when phones used only LCD screens – 2005???

    But I love how they included Bluetooth 5.0, polarized screen, double tap to wake and (a crippled) Glance screen (always on display)

    (I think my Nokia E71 also had an LCD screen with some form of always on display, which showed the time, text message and missed calls with the date on it. It was a screen saver. But since it’s outdated old LCD , it is very dim. On an AMOLED screen, it can be very bright and easily seen from many feet away – on the other side of the room)

    Moreover, I really feel like the upcoming Nokia 9 may resemble the new LG V30 (for some reason)…

    I hope this reaches the correct reader and perhaps some things could be incorporated into the next flagship.