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The NVIDIA SHIELD TV has been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

May 28, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Last week, NVIDIA rolled out updates for both the SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro. It has been quite the wait, but owners of either device will be very glad to know that Android 8.0 can now be installed on these devices including a handful of interface changes and upgrades.

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LG G6 smartphone owners in China can beta test Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo software

January 1, 2018 Doug Demagistris

LG G6 smartphone owners in China can now sample Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo software with beta V19A. This is good news, even for those of you who own an LG G6 and don’t reside in China, because it likely means that a public update is just around the corner.

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Yet another Android 8.0 Oreo beta begins rolling out to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

December 29, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Samsung has polished up some bugs, and features in need of improvement with its latest Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The two Samsung models will be first among all the company’s smartphones to receive Google’s Android 8.0 software. This is the fifth beta, meaning that the public upgrade should be here very soon, perhaps next month.

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Essential confirms Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Essential Phone, you can sideload it now

November 15, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Android Oreo is present on 0.3% of Android devices according to this month’s distribution numbers, but more manufacturers are taking interest in updating their smartphones and tablets to Google’s newest software. Essential, who promised the update would come to Essential PH-1 during a recent Reddit AMA, now has a beta preview you can sideload to test out its build of Android 8.0.

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Nokia confirms that its Android device collection will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

September 5, 2017 Doug Demagistris

A mere two weeks ago, Google announced Android 8.0 Oreo and released the software publicly following its annual statue unveiling at Google Headquarters. The search giant is applying some extra force, this year, to have key Android OEMs update their devices in hope to reduce the platform’s fragmentation. Early betas had been made available as well with the same goal in mind. Companies such as Sony have already confirmed which of their Android devices will be updated to Google’s latest [Read More]

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Confirmed: These Sony Xperia devices will receive Android 8.0 Oreo

September 4, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Last week, Google unveiled Android 8.0 Oreo and began to release the software publicly. This year more than ever, Google is pushing Android OEMs to update their devices to the latest software build. With the help of Project Treble baked into Android 8.0, the extra push being applied by Google, and early betas for manufacturers and carriers to test their own software, it’s reasonable to expect early arrivals of Android Oreo on skinned Android devices. This week, Sony confirmed a [Read More]

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