If you own a Moto Z or Galaxy S7 smartphone on Verizon, I give you full credit for holding your breath on Android Oreo. Unlike some other carriers in the US who rolled out the update for these devices many months ago, Verizon is yet to do so and has told owners of these devices many times that the update is coming. After a long wait, the update is almost ready and will release “in a few weeks.”
LG has never been the best provider of on-time Android software updates over-the-air for its mobile devices. Reason being the company’s large collection of devices, all with different Android versions and varying software features. Not to mention, LG’s skin is also on the heavier side despite some refining over the years on flagship models. But to help all of that, LG announced ‘Software Upgrade Center’ this week.
As you know, Samsung is not the fastest when it comes to Android updates. Rather, the company’s focus is more about giving you the best hardware up-front. But, in a rare exchange over the weekend, the South Korean giant confirmed when we’ll see Android Oreo.
Chinese manufacturer, ZTE, has announced it is preparing a new software user interface for its Axon 7 smartphone, bringing the device to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Huawei’s CEO has confirmed to a source that two of the company’s year-old Honor devices will indeed be updated to Google’s Oreo software. We’re talking about the Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro.
Last week, Google released Oreo for Android Wear. However, only LG’s Watch Sport and Watch Style saw the update arrive over-the-air. To give some clarification as to which Android Wear smartwatches will receive the latest Oreo update, Google confirmed a full list of those eligible and published it on one Google support page.
Chinese manufacturer, OnePlus, has announced that it has started the Open Beta Program for the OnePlus 5.
The Samsung Turkey software support website has released information showing that the Android 8.0 Oreo update will be arriving to selected Samsung smartphones in “early 2018.”