Earlier this week HMD Global revealed Android 9.0 (Pie) roadmaps, but the Nokia 2 was missing from the list. Several users started asking the reason why the phone is yet to get stable Android 8.1 (Oreo) update since it got beta update way back in June last year. Today, HMD Global’s Chief product officer Juho Sarvikas‏ has finally revealed the reason behind the long delay.
Nokia 2 that was launched in 2017 running Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) OS, later the company said that the phone will get Android 8.1 Oreo update directly skipping 8.0 update and include memory management improvements, which is needed since the phone has only 1GB of RAM, but it cannot be moved to Android Oreo (Go Edition) program since it was launched with Android.
The 1GB of RAM is the culprit here. Google only supports Android Go on phones with this little RAM and it’s not possible to install Go on a phone that launched with regular Android. That’s why the Nokia 1 (a Go edition phone) is getting Pie.
HMD worked with Google and Qualcomm to deliver the best possible Oreo experience for the Nokia 2, but it’s not going to be perfect.


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