When it comes to updating its smartphones HMD Global is the best one and the company is now extending that commitment to the $99 Nokia 2. However, Google is functioning to create Android to work even better on the low-end device, so they develop an Android Go. Nokia is having an advantage of that feature to bring Google’s latest Android version of 8.1 Android Oreo, to the $99 Nokia 2.
Android Go is designed for hardware that has very slight specs. Usually speaking, that means smartphones with around 1GB of RAM or less than 1 GB of RAM, as Android Go is boosted for better memory management with so tiny to work with.
While Nokia can’t get the original update the Nokia 2 to Android Go as a whole, the company is preparing to use those developments to bring an upgrade to one of its most reasonable devices.
The Nokia 2 revealed with a near stock android version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Snapdragon 212, 8GB of storage, and a 1 GB of RAM. It was confirmed by HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, the Nokia 2 will get an update to 8.1 and performance should be better than it is on the current Android version of Nougat operating system.
It’s really promising to see the time and effort being put in to bring not only this update in overall but also these developments to such as low-end phones. Hopefully, we’ll see more updates from Nokia brand in the budget specifications, maybe next time they come with a proper Android Go launch.