Nokia 3 is currently receiving an Android 8.1 update. The new update comes months after the released of Oreo 8.0 version to the Nokia 3 which upgraded it from Nougat 7.0 to Android 8.0 Oreo. However, the possibility of the Nokia 3 to get the Android 9.0 Pie update is quite low, since the phone was announced with Android Nougat.
The new update for Nokia 3 comes together with the December 2018 Android security patch. The changelog also mentions “System Stability” as one of the key changes with the new update. This could be related to some system-level optimisations to deliver an improved user experience.
Moreover, the It update is initially rolling out to select users at the moment, but bear in mind that your Nokia 3 will soon get the latest experience through an over-the-air (OTA) package as the update was shootout globally.
You can check the arrival of the Android 8.1 Oreo update on your Nokia 3 by going to Settings > Software updates. The update apparently carries software build version 4.42D. Once gotten, you are required to backup your data before installing the update as usual.