Android Oreo Update – Is Your Phone About to Get Updated?

The next generation of Android is here. Android 8.0, dubbed ‘Android Oreo’, was launched by

Google on August 21st  and has immediately begun rolling out to Google’s Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X while other Android phones will follow.

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It could be taking  taking anywhere from a couple of months to more than half a year to appear on phones by the likes of HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony and Motorola.

Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are all confirmed to receive Oreo  along with the likes of the LG G6 and G5, the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3t and HTC’s U11, U11 Ultra, 10.

Motorola’s X, Z and G lines will get it too.

Which Phones are Going to Receive Google Android Oreo Update?

Here is the list of phones which may eventually get bigger as the time elapses. But for now here is the list of 62 phones that are expected to get Google Android 8.0 Oreo update

Google

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P

Samsung

  • Samsung Galaxy A3
  • Samsung Galaxy A5
  • Samsung Galaxy A7
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
  • Samsung Galaxy A9
  • Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Note FE
  • Samsung Galaxy J7v
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Max (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Sony

  • Sony Xperia X
  • Sony Xperia X Performance
  • Sony Xperia X Compact
  • Sony Xperia XZ
  • Sony Xperia XZs
  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium
  • Sony Xperia XA1
  • Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia L1

Oneplus

  • OnePlus 3
  • OnePlus 3T
  • OnePlus 5

Motorola

  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z-Droid
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto Z Play Droid
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Moto G4
  • Moto G4 Plus
  • Moto G5 Plus
  • Moto G5

Nokia

  • Nokia 8
  • Nokia 6
  • nokia 5
  • Nokia 3

Asus

  • Zenfone 3 5.2-inch
  • Zenfone 3 5.5-inch
  • Zenfone 3 Ultra
  • Zenfone 3 Deluxe
  • Zenfone 3 Max
  • Zenfone 3s Max
  • Zenfone 3 Laser
  • Zenfone 3 Zoom/ Zoom S
  • Zenfone 4
  • Zenfone 4 Pro
  • Zenfone 4 Selfie
  • Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro
  • Zenfone 4 Max
  • Zenfone 4 Max
  • Zenfone AR

Whats New in Android Oreo?

At first sight Oreo is not much different from Android 7 Nougat but there are tremendous improvements underlying this update. There are tweaks and optimizations that combine into creating a much faster, smoother and more polished system.

Let us see what Oreo offers?

Performance

  • Faster boot
  • Improved cache management
    • Automatic deletion of cache data from apps if performance is about to slow.

Battery

  • Allows user control over how apps can run in the background
  • persistent apps are listed in the notification
  • 10-20% improvement in battery life noted

Notification Channels

  • Notifications are now grouped into ‘channels’
  • User can customize how they are seen, their associated sound/vibration
  • Allows blocking and snoozing for 15 mins to 2 hours

Notification Dots

Dots are visual indicators for new content

Long press on these dots and you can see a preview of the alert and swipe it away without going to the main notification bar.

Picture-in-Picture

Allows video apps like YouTube  and others to show video in a pop-out window after closing the app

Camera

Double tap feature in the camera creates 50% digital zoom

Smart Text Selection

  • Adds content appropriate apps to selected text
  • For Google Maps alongside address and call option when you highlight a phone number

Project Treble

Oreo separates third-party handset makers’ customization from the core operating system

Autofill APIs

  •  Google will now share your saved passwords in Google with third party apps
  • Say you are logged into Twitter on Chrome ( phone or PC) and saved the password. Thus saved password can be used to automatically log into the Twitter Android app

Google Play Protect

  • Real-time security scanner to monitor for both malicious software and data theft.

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What phone do you own? Has it been scheduled for the update?

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