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Nokia 8 Sirocco gets Pie

The Android 9 Pie upgrade has arrived on the Nokia 8 Sirocco, joining the family of Nokia smartphones running the new OS. A total of six Nokia smartphones made by HMD now run the Pie, giving users access to the latest features from Google across the range.

Click here to read more about the new features that Android 9 Pie adds to the handset.

The Android 9 Pie update ensures that Nokia smartphones improve with time, thanks to intuitive AI that learns user habits to ensure the most effective and efficient experience.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is an ultra-compact, beautifully designed device, blending Nokia’s premium craftsmanship with strong performance. Using Android 9 Pie will provide improvements to the smartphone experience based on daily phone use. Features like predictive system navigation adjust to and anticipate users’ personal requirements.

Other new features of Android 9 Pie which will benefit Nokia 8 Sirocco users include App Actions and Digital Wellbeing, new features exclusive to Android One devices and Google Pixel phones.

Key features of Android 9 Pie, as supplied by HMD:

App Actions – Helps you get things done faster by predicting your next move and displaying the right action on your phone; 

Slices – Identifies relevant information of your favourite apps to make them more easily accessible when you need them;

Adaptive Battery – Uses deep learning to understand usage patterns and prioritise battery power on important apps; 

Adaptive Brightness – Automatically adapts phone brightness by learning from your interactions;

New system navigation – Features a single home button that provides intelligent predictions and suggestions (user enabled).

Digital Wellbeing features:

Dashboard – Highlights screen time and phone usage including how many times device has been unlocked and number of notifications received;

App Timers – Set time limits on app usage;

Wind Down and Do Not Disturb – Set a daily schedule to get your phone ready for bed. Your screen fades to Grayscale, while Do Not Disturb silences notifications for a restful sleep. You can activate Do Not Disturb anytime you want to disconnect.

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