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Android Oreo stable hits Nokia 3 in India, the Night Light feature is now gone

Nokia 3 budget Android smartphone (Source: HMD Global)
Nokia 3 budget Android smartphone (Source: HMD Global)
Although the stable Android Oreo firmware for the Nokia 3 smartphone brings a faster boot time, autofill, picture-in-picture mode, Instant Apps, Google Play Protect, and the April security patch, it also takes away a feature that was present in the latest beta, namely the Night Light mode.

Last Wednesday, HMD Global announced the introduction of the Android Oreo stable firmware for the Nokia 3. Unfortunately, it seems that it took almost a week for it to reach India, reveals Android Community. The problem is that the new firmware does not live up to the expectations of those who tried the beta, since it lacks the Night Light mode, which is a very useful gimmick for those who use their smartphones after the sunset for more than just a few minutes.

Leaving the Night Light mode aside, the Android Oreo update for the Nokia 3 comes with a lot of new features, such as autofill, picture-in-picture mode, Google Play Protect, integrated Instant Apps, notification dots, a faster boot time, a new Camera app, as well as the April security patch. The Camera app features a redesigned user interface and new algorithms while the monthly security patch eliminates a major vulnerability in the media framework.

For now, there is no official information about the elimination of the Night Light feature, but there are two possible reasons for it: a mere accidental omission, or a last-minute bug. No matter the reason, we will probably see this feature return in the coming weeks.

The new firmware seems to be just 116.2 MB in size, but the screenshot published by Nokiapoweruser showing the update details might have been taken on a handset that has been previously loaded with the latest Android Oreo beta build.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-04-16 (Update: 2018-04-16)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.