General News

Confirmed: Razer Phone will skip Android 8.0 in favor of Android 8.1 Oreo

March 31, 2018 Kaushik Boggarapu

Now that Android P is in alpha form, manufacturers are expected to shift their focus to the next version of Google’s mobile OS. Many Android flagship owners are still without Oreo, which is downright disappointing. So before manufacturers jump on Android P, it would be nice if some companies update their devices to last year’s version to prevent further fragmentation of the OS.  The Nextbit Robin buyer is doing just that.

General News

Essential is making it too easy for PH-1 owners to try Android 8.1 Oreo

February 22, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Essential had a change in plans for Android Oreo. The company announced several Android 8.0 beta upgrades for its Essential Phone, but later decided to skip the update for Android 8.1. The first Android 8.1 beta was introduced last week, and now the company has come out with a new way to get it.

General News

Essential PH-1 will skip Android 8.0 in favor of Android 8.1 Oreo

January 31, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Android Oreo is almost ready for the Essential PH-1 smartphone, though there has been a change in events. Midway through the beta program, Essential reached out to its fan base on Twitter to confirm that its Essential Phone will skip Android 8.0 and be updated straight to Android 8.1 Oreo (very latest version).

Google News
Google News

Google releases Android 8.1 Oreo (MR1) to the public

December 6, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Surprise! Just one week after releasing the second Android 8.1 Oreo developer preview, Google has gone ahead with the public release of the software, as promised back in October. The version is the first maintenance of Android 8.0 (Google’s major overhaul) to roll out publicly, and it’s arriving with Android Oreo ‘Go Edition.’ Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Google News

Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview 2 is live

November 28, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Back in October, Google announced its first Android 8.1 Oreo developer preview to follow-up Android 8.0 Oreo, the company’s major overhaul that released publicly in late August. We’ve begun to see manufacturers launch devices running Android 8.0 pre-loaded, and update some of their older devices to the new software, but Google is already focused on what’s next. This week, the search giant revealed the second Android 8.1 developer preview.

Google News

Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview is live

October 27, 2017 Doug Demagistris

This week, Google announced Android 8.1 Oreo in the form of a developer preview. This is the first follow-up version to Android 8.0 Oreo, which released publicly back in August and comes pre-loaded on some newer Android models such as Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Droid Updates

Droid Updates Weekly 7/9 – 7/13: Which Android devices were updated this week?

July 16, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

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