Nokia Beta Labs are back and they offer early access to updates to Nokia smartphone owners. HMD Global is letting interested Nokia smartphone owners of eligible devices to install Android 9.0 beta on their smartphones. Nokia will collect feedback from the users during this phase. They will use the feedback to polish the UI and fix any bugs before rolling out the software to all Nokia smartphone users.
All Nokia smartphone users who own a Nokia 6.1 Plus are eligible to participate in the Android Pie Beta program. However, before you start receiving beta updates, you need to sign up for the Nokia Beta Labs and provide them with your smartphone details. Nokia will then start pushing beta updates OTA to your device.
HMD Global started beta testing Pie for Nokia 8 via Beta Labs. Not much later, the stable Android Pie update was announced. If you have not yet received the OTA, then you can follow this tutorial to install Nokia 8 Android Pie Update right now. This could be easily done by using a simple dialer code.
On 12 December 2017, Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, announced on Twitter that users of the Nokia 5 could test Android 8.0 Oreo on their devices by registering on Beta Labs, Nokia's Android beta testing program. The official Android 8.0 Oreo update began rolling out to the Nokia 5 on January 30, 2018.
HMD Global, the licensee the Nokia mobile brand, back in May 2018 at its product launch event promised an Android 8.1 Oreo update for its affordable Nokia 2 handset. Now, the Finnish phone maker has fulfilled its promise and the latest version of Android Oreo is now available for the Nokia 2 as part of the Nokia Beta Labs. With this update, the Nokia 2 becomes the last one in the current lineup to run Android 8.1 Oreo software, albeit, still in beta.
Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global's Chief Product Officer, took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that the Nokia 2 would be getting the Oreo update as part of the beta programme that the company runs. This development comes after HMD's promise to bring this update to the phone. At the same event, the manufacturer had also stated that all Nokia phones launched till date would eventually receive the Android P update, with the Nokia 1 and Nokia 2.1 getting the relevant upgrade to the current Android Oreo (Go edition). Notably, Android P Beta is currently available for the Nokia 7 Plus.
The primary reason behind this stance is to fortify the update experience for the ever growing number of phones (and tablets) made by the Chinese OEM. In fact, they have just announced the newest weekly update of MIUI China beta for a handful of devices. 2b1af7f3a8