Google has shared the Android distribution figures as of the first week of May 2018.
Samsung is not the best with Android updates, we all know that. The South Korean company rolled out Google’s Android 8.0 software from last year for the Galaxy S8 models just two months ago, days before announcing Galaxy S9. After a long beta program that still had issues after months of testing, Samsung finally got the update out to buyers. Hopefully Samsung learned its lesson and this won’t happen again. We do have some positive news to share in regards to Samsung’s Oreo [Read More]
Google has shared the Android distribution figures as of April of 2018 after skipping the report in March for unknown reasons.
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.
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.
OnePlus has been one of many who has at least been trying to update its devices with Google’s Android Oreo software from 2017. The company’s newest devices, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, last received a new open beta update in early February. New OxygenOS builds, however, have come out this week for the pair. Build six has been released for the OnePlus 5 and build 4 for the OnePlus 5T. Both include most of the features and elements found in [Read More]
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.
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.