Nokia 6 (2018) gets Android Oreo update at the very first boot; supports Google Play Store

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HMD Global has recently launched the second generation for its Nokia 6 smartphone in China, namely Nokia 6 (2018). While releasing, the company had promised the buyers that it would be updated to Android Oreo Operating System soon. Now, a report coming from China suggests that the smartphone is getting an immediate update to Android Oreo at the very first boot itself, surprisingly.

We have not seen any other manufacturers doing the same for their smartphones in case of the SOftware updates, even if they promise they do. We could really appreciate this aggressiveness of HMD Global in bringing the updates to newly launched smartphones this faster. It is not the first time that the HMD surprises their customers with the update rollouts. The company has been promising the faster delivery of new updates on their every device; the company manages to keep the word real so far.

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Apart from the update, another interesting thing we came to know about the device was that it supports Google Play store, but not pre-installed. In case you wish to install the Google Play services on the Nokia 6 (2018), you are supposed to download the APK and install it manually. The first generation Nokia 6 too had the same issue.

Nokia 6 (2018)

Nokia 6 (2018) is the 2nd-gen smartphone of Nokia 6 launched by HMD Global. The device comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD display, powered with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 SOC clocked at 2.2GHz. The smartphone carries 4GB of RAM with 32GB/64GB of Internal Storage space which is expandable up to 256GB. The camera department is flourished with a 16MP primary sensor and 8MP secondary snapper. The fingerprint scanner is moved to the rear.

The connectivity side includes WI-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS GLONASS BDS, FM Radio, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm Headphone jack. The device is also boosted with a 3,000mAh of battery pack.

Nokia 6 2018 is priced at CNY 1,499 (Approx. US$230), currently available only in China. Like its predecessors, the smartphone is also expected to hit more markets soon in Asia and Europe.

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