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. 🙂