HMD Global has apparently started sending out the update to Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 3 from 2017.
The phone launched with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, then received an update to Android 8.0 Oreo back in April this year. Now it’s time for it to make the jump to 8.1, although at this rate Pie seems like nothing more than a pipe dream at the moment.
On one hand, if you own a Nokia 3, it’s probably sad to think that a lot of other Nokia phones are currently already tasting Pie, but on the other hand at least the your phone hasn’t been fully forgotten. The update also brings with it the December 2018 security patches, so at least you’ll be current on that front once you install it.
The rollout may be staged so don’t worry if you have a Nokia 3 and haven’t received the update notification yet – it should arrive in the next few days or so.
If you’re wondering why it took this long for it to run Android 8.1, we can speculate that devices with MediaTek chipsets are never the first to get software updates (or even close), but it probably also comes down to HMD Global’s priorities.