Nokia 8 and HTC U11 finally get their taste of the Android 8.0 Oreo update

Nokia has started pushing out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the factory unlocked variant of the Nokia 8 in Asia, Europe and North America, according to HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas.

The Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade transports a number of much-requested features, including adaptive icons, circular emoji and notification channels, with the most notable addition being support for Picture-in-Picture (PiP).

Announced back in September, the Nokia 8 is HMD Global-owned Nokia’s most impressive flagship smartphone to date, packing a 5.3-inch IPS LCD display, a Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4/6GB of RAM and a 3,090mAh battery.

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The pièce de résistance, however, is the handset’s high-end dual-camera setup (13MP + 13MP) and 13MP selfie shooter, which can be configured to simultaneously shoot front- and rear-facing video in Full HD.

Even better, you can currently bag the Nokia 8 for less. Mobiles.co.uk currently have it available SIM-free for just £359 – the cheapest we’ve ever seen it and one of the best Cyber Monday deals around.

On a related note, HTC has begun distributing a near-identical update for the HTC U11 in the aforementioned regions. Its version, however, also bundles compatibility for Bluetooth 5.0, something the Nokia 8 supports out of the box.

Dubbed “the world’s first squeezable smartphone,” the U11 sports a pressure-sensitive frame, letting users trigger actions – opening an application, for example – by squeezing the device for a predetermined length of time.

Have you received the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update on your HTC U11 or Nokia 8? If so, whereabouts are you based? Be sure to let us know over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.

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