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The Nokia 8 receives its stable Pie update but it's quite half-baked

The Nokia 8. (Source: Juho Sarvikas)
The Nokia 8. (Source: Juho Sarvikas)
HMD Global sent out the Android Pie update to the Nokia 8 a few days ago. This is the second major OS update the device has now received and will likely be the last. The update itself leaves a lot to be desired, however, with a few major Pie features found missing.

Two days ago, HMD Global finally began sending out the stable Pie update to the Nokia 8. The Nokia 8 was launched on Android Nougat last year and has now received both the Oreo and Pie update, which is more than most devices ever get. While that’s commendable, the update itself has come under fire for being lacking in certain departments.

Most notable is the absence of the new Adaptive Battery and App Actions features. The beta update also lacked those features but users likely expected the stable update to remedy that. Those expectations have been dashed in style, although HMD Global Chief Juho Sarvikas has promised that said features will be implemented in future updates.

The Nokia 8’s update was delayed, much to the chagrin of users, as most expected the device’s flagship status to give it priority on HMD’s update schedule. Having essential features ultimately missing could very well be an example of adding salt to injury. 

This isn’t the first time HMD has released a less-than-ideal update, as users of the Nokia 7 Plus have had complaints about the phone’s Pie update too. The company has an impressive record with updates but having bragging rights for being the first to the line doesn’t mean much when the updates themselves are lacking.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-12-21 (Update: 2018-12-21)
Ricci Rox
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.