Android Oreo, the next version of Google’s mega-popular Mobile Operating System gets Smarter, Faster, More Powerful and Sweeter

Android Oreo, the next version of Google’s mega-popular Mobile Operating System gets Smarter, Faster, More Powerful and Sweeter

Android Oreo is the official name of the version of ’s Android mobile operating system and it is available now for selected devices. The newly launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with Android Oreo. If you want to get your hands on the latest software from , these are sure to be one of the best ways to experience Android Oreo.

In terms of feature highlights, Oreo focuses on speed and efficiency. For many phones updated to Android 8.0, another name for Oreo, boot speeds will be increased as much as two times, as we have seen with the Google Pixel. Additionally, the operating system update tackles pesky background activity that drains your battery and your data plan.

While it’s light on visual changes, Oreo packs in some useful design tweaks, like picture-in-picture (PiP) mode for the likes of YouTube, Hangouts and others, as well as notification dots that give you a colorful nudge to check out your notifications.

Downloading Android Oreo

The list of supported devices will undoubtedly grow as the year goes on. Even the newly announced Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with the latest software straight out of the box. If you do not have Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X, you will need to wait for Android Oreo. For some phone manufacturers, that could mean a matter of months, while others are much closer.

Google itself has confirmed that the Oreo update will hit devices from many popular manufacturers by the end of the year. Google officially stated ‘Hardware makers including Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to launch or upgrade devices to Android 8.0 Oreo’.

Nokia:  The company has confirmed that Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 will receive Oreo and soon after we also heard word the Nokia 8 will get the update too. An actual release date for the Nokia 8 to get Android Oreo is unclear, but the beta of the software is currently 1.3GB big according to a tweet from Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global.

HTC: HTC has confirmed that HTC U11, HTC 10 and HTC U Ultra will all feature Android Oreo at some stage, but exact timings for the update are currently unclear.

OnePlus: OnePlus has also confirmed that the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 will receive the update.

Sony: The new Sony Xperia XZ1 and Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact will both run Android Oreo when they arrive this autumn. Additionally, the company is also updating Sony Xperia X, Sony Xperia X Performance, Sony Xperia XZ, Sony Xperia X Compact, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Sony Xperia XZs, Sony Xperia XA1, Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra and Sony Xperia XA1 Plus.

Motorola: The company said it will start rolling out the update this autumn to the following phones: Moto Z, Moto Z Force, Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z Play, Moto Z2 Play, Moto G5, Moto G5S, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S Plus, Moto X4 and Moto G4 Plus.

Previously, the company had promised to update the Moto G4 Plus to Android O software, but made no mention of that handset – or the Moto G4 – in its announcement. While Moto has done right by changing its tune and adding support for the plus-sized budget G4, it appears that the regular G4, as well as the Moto G4 Play, will sit this one out.


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