Fresh important software-related elements are currently out there for three of the most major phones from HMD Global: the new Nokia 8.1 and the older Nokia 7 Plus and 8. The Finnish brand just unveiled the kernel source code for the Nokia 8.1 and 7 Plus. In case you never heard about it, it is a component what plays a key role in the development of custom ROMs and kernels allowing to customize a phone in a radical way by completely modifying its running system. By releasing the kernel source code for these handsets, HMD Global accomplished the GPL (General Public License) rules which say that modified source code really should often be published in readable format once it is compiled and distributed by phones manufacturers.
But don’t count on out of the common custom ROM development for Nokia 8.1 and 7 Plus due to the fact currently these products cannot be unlocked. Sure, Nokia 8 is the only gadget released by HMD Global on which you can unlock the bootloader due to the fact September last year. Even though they are part of the Android One program advertising a stock experience with the running system, Nokia smartphones aren’t truly the products which could be considered as suitable for modding. Approaching to the Nokia 8 what offers extra features for modding, it just received the support to the Pixel’s 3 Night time View digital camera mode because of to a ported digital camera app.
The app we are talking When it comes is Google Camera and the new Night time View function earlier with the Pixel 3 line-up will allow capturing all the relevant details and clicking vibrant photos even after light conditions are disappointing. The ported Google Digital camera app is out there for all the units of the Nokia 8 with Android Oreo and Android Pie installed and it is about 110 MB. The app could even be installed on a number of other products from HMD Global, like all the gadgets starting from the native Nokia 5.