Motorola has been in the news recently over their decisions of what handsets to update to Android Oreo, and reasons why the Moto G4 was omitted from the list.
Samsung is believed to have started work on the Android 8.0 Oreo software update for the early 2017 flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones.
Google has been teasing Android O for some time (even without a name), but the name (and statue) was finally unveiled some days back as Android Oreo. The update’s system image files were posted last week when the update began rolling out over-the-air to Pixel and select Nexus devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program. If this isn’t you, but you own a Pixel or Pixel XL, we have good news for you!
Earlier in the week, Google revealed Android 8.0 Oreo, and released the software update for a number of Nexus and Pixel devices. HTC has now confirmed that its HTC U 11, HTC U Ultra and HTC 10 will be updated to Android Oreo.
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.
Google has shared the Android distribution figures as of the first week of May 2018.
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.