HMD Global has announced the Nokia 3 will begin to receive the Android Oreo software update this week. With Nokia 8, Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 already updated to the latest version of Android, Nokia smartphones continue to deliver a vanilla Android with the latest updates.
With Android Oreo on the Nokia 3, it includes latest Oreo features that include Picture-in-Picture mode and 60 new emojis. Android’s Instant Apps helps the Nokia 3’s optimised battery to last longer by limiting background app use.
As well as updates, HMD Global promises to work closely with Google to ensure all new additions to the Nokia smartphone portfolio deliver the best possible software experience. The recently announced Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and the new Nokia 6, will all be available with Android Oreo out of the box, whilst the Nokia 1 delivers the latest OS experience through Android Oreo (Go edition).
The company claims to deliver an up-to-date Android experience with regular security patches.
Android Oreo also claims to boost the enterprise credentials of smartphones by streamlining the deployment of devices, creating personal and professional profiles, and improving security. With Google zero touch enrolment, a feature first introduced in Android Oreo, organisations can deploy a Nokia smartphone with enterprise mobility management settings pre-configured. The phones can be configured online and drop-shipped to employees so that they can start using their Nokia phones right out of the box. All Nokia smartphones with Android Oreo from Nokia 3 and up support zero-touch enrolment.
The Nokia 8 was one of the first devices included in Android Enterprise Recommended, a new Google-led programme that makes recommendations on the business devices and networks best suited for Android Enterprise deployments. The Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and the new Nokia 6 are also validated by Google to be part of the Android Enterprise Recommended programme.
With work profiles, IT administrators can separate work apps and data from the user’s personal profile, creating the best of both worlds. Organisations will be safe in the knowledge that all sensitive information is kept secure. And employees will have the freedom to use the personal apps and services they want, all on one device.