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.
Samsung has begun working on Android 8.0 Oreo builds for the Galaxy devices that follow, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy Tab S3.
Essential PH-1 owners who are enrolled or want to enroll in the company’s Android 8.0 Oreo beta program can now install the latest beta 3 update. The build could be the last before the public version, and includes a handful of patches and bug fixes as you would expect.
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.
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.
We have exciting news for Essential PH-1 owners currently on the Android 8.0 Oreo beta track. Beta 2 is now being rolled out for download and installation. The build number is OPM1.170911.213, and it should include a handful of patches and bug fixes as you would expect.
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.
Motorola, Lenovo’s smartphone manufacturer, has announced a list of devices set to receive Android 8.0 Oreo.