Nokia Mobile promised a November rollout of Android Pie (9.0) update for the Nokia 8 (and Sirocco). However, it didn’t go as well as planned and they met certain issues. To compromise and to further improve the Pie for Nokia 8, they have rolled the Android Pie Beta via Nokia Beta labs. Nokia 8 Sirocco is currently not a part of the beta.
Nokia Beta labs is the special portal where Nokia Mobile regularly distributes pre-release software for further testing and improvement. While it is not recommended for all users, if you cannot wait for Android Pie on your Nokia 8, you can go ahead and grab your Pie via Nokia Beta labs. Simply register your device at Nokia Beta labs and you’ll receive the Pie update OTA.
Thank you for your patience. Since you had to wait a bit longer than expected for Android 9 on your Nokia 8, we decided to make an immediate Beta Labs release. Please join us in finalizing the commercial release – your feedback is extremely valuable ?https://t.co/siaoX5g3vj pic.twitter.com/s33qsBAgOq
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) December 11, 2018
You should keep in mind that the software might not be fully ready for prime time usage. There can be missing features or bugs which still need fine-tuning, hence a rollout via beta labs.