HMD Global chief Juho Sarvikas announced via Twitter that the Nokia 2 has joined the Nokia Beta Labs and beta testers will be able to install the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update on the Nokia 2. Notably, HMD is skipping the Android 8.0 Oreo update and jumping straight to Android 8.1. Nokia 2 users can register themselves to install the Android 8.1 Oreo beta update by heading over to the Nokia Beta Labs page. HMD has promised that all phones launched since last year will be receive Android P update. The Nokia 1 and Nokia 2.1 Android Go phones will also receive relevant Android P (Go edition) updates at a future date.
The Nokia 2 was HMD’s most affordable Nokia smartphone before the Nokia 1 was launched this year. While not an Android Go phone like the refreshed Nokia 2.1, last year’s Nokia 2 phone came with entry-level specs such as a 5-inch HD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 chipset along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.