These Devices are Get­ting Android 8.0 Oreo Update


Google unveiled its latest mobile operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo, earlier this month and now the company has started rolling out the update for supported Nexus and Pixel devices.

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Google made the launch of its Android 8.0 Oreo OS memorable by coinciding it with the Solar Eclipse that swept across several parts of United States of America.

The Android 8.0 Oreo update was available for download in the beta phase for supported Google Pixel and Nexus devices and now the company has officially released a stable version of the OS.

Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C and Nexus Player were all compatible to receive the Android O Beta program, and Google has mentioned that the devices which join the program will receive the update.

So, if you have one of these devices, be on the lookout for the Android Oreo update.

What’s New in Android Oreo?

Android O brings in some cool new features like the integration of the Picture-in-Picture view, auto fill, instant apps and more.

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The Android 8.0 Oreo update doesn’t only bring new features to the table but also a few useful performance tweaks. Device boots two times quicker than on Android Nougat, and another feature helps in minimizing background activity of least used apps.

Minimizing background activity of such apps also ensures an enhanced battery performance, meaning your device stays up for long on a single charge.

In addition to all this, Google is also bringing newly redesigned emojis with the latest Android O update.

When Will Other Brands Roll Out the Update?

Google has made the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) available for everyone. This means that companies can start customising the Android 8.0 Oreo in accordance with their device’s UI styling.

Needless to say, the closer your device’s UI is to stock Android, the sooner you can expect to update to Android 8.0 Oreo.

According to Google, you can expect Android Oreo update on devices by other manufacturers by the end of the year.

All the new flagship devices — and several non-flagship ones — from mobile manufacturers like EssentialNokia (HMD Global), Huawei, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp Kyocera and General Mobile will receive the Android Oreo update.

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