Fresh major software-related elements are now out there for three of the most major telephones from HMD Global: the fresh Nokia 8.1 and the older Nokia 7 Plus and 8. The Finnish brand just launched 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 smartphones, HMD Global accomplished the GPL (General Public License) rules which say that transformed source code really should always be published in readable format once it is compiled and distributed by phones manufacturers.
However don’t count on out of the average custom ROM development for Nokia 8.1 and 7 Plus due to the fact now these devices cannot be unlocked. Certain, Nokia 8 is the only gadget released by HMD Global on which you could unlock the bootloader because September last year. Even though they are part of the Android One program promoting a stock performance with the running system, Nokia smartphones aren’t seriously the devices what can be considered as suitable for modding. Approaching to the Nokia 8 which offers extra options for modding, it just received the support to the Pixel’s 3 Night time Sight digital camera mode thanks to a ported camera app.
The app we are talking When it comes is Google Digital camera and the fresh Night time View feature earlier with the Pixel 3 line-up makes it possible for capturing all the relevant details and clicking shiny pics even when light conditions are disappointing. The ported Google 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 devices from HMD Global, including all the devices starting from the native Nokia 5.