Published On: Wed, Aug 23rd, 2017

Google Android 8.0 ‘Oreo’ promises to be lighter; faster than its predecessor

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Google on Tuesday announced the roll out of public version of its latest iteration of Android, Oreo. Like always, the latest update will first hit only a select list of devices such as Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C. Google has also confirmed that the Android 8.0 Oreo update will be available to non-Google smartphones soon.

While Android Oreo has gone official, a lot of users are still waiting for the Over-the-Air (update). Google expects to “start rolling out in phases over the next several weeks.”

Some non-Google smartphone users can also expect the Android 8.0 update soon. “By the end of this year, hardware makers like Essential, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to be launching or upgrading new devices to Android 8.0 Oreo,” said Google in a blog post.

Nokia has already confirmed that all its smartphones – Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 – will receive the Android O update. Samsung and LG, traditionally, roll out the latest software upgrades to their flagship smartphones first. Therefore, users of Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and LG G6 can expect the upgrade by end of this year.

Indian smartphone brand Micromax has also confirmed that its latest smartphone Canvas Infinity will receive the Android 8.0 update in the future. Lenovo’s K8 Note is also slated to receive the update.

Asus has promised Android O update for its ZenFone 3 and the recently-announced ZenFone 4 series. The latest Asus ZenFone 4 series includes following models: ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 Max, and ZenFone 4 Max Pro.

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