As it turns out, after the update officially started rolling out in the last two days, we were reminded that Nokia 8 isn’t an Android One device, and features like Digital Wellbeing and Quick Actions are exclusive to Android One devices. A lot of users were confused seeing the mentioned features missing, and I frankly forgot about Android One and differences between the software on 1st generation phones and 2nd generation phones.
In a statement to NokiaPowerUser, HMD stated that Wellbeing and Quick Actions are exclusive Android One features, thus not available on non-Android One Nokia 8, but HMD is discussing with Google if there is a way to implement these features in future. About the missing Adaptive battery feature, HMD said that they need more time to make it work on a satisfying level on the Nokia 8 and that Adaptive Battery will be available via an update soon.
Sharing this before the update started, and maybe via official channels, could’ve prevented a lot of confusion.
Hi! We care a lot for Sirocco. One of the device I frequently use and I’ve been testing the Pie build. Sirocco will follow after Nokia 8, next in line.