Welcome to today’s AndroidBeat daily briefing where we bring you up to date with the latest happenings in the world of Android. Today’s briefing contains some Oreo-y news for OnePlus 3 owners, a new phone launch from Vivo in India, and Google acquiring HTC.
Android 8.0 Oreo
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According to internal Android 8.0 code discovered in the Android Developers website by the good folks at XDA, Android apps will soon be able to leverage the power of Google Assistant within their apps. This essentially means that you will be able to launch Google Assistant to perform certain tasks without having to leave the app. This also leaves you open to use Google’s built-in features with other voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Microsoft’s Cortana.
While Google may not have introduced official support for themes in Android 8.0 Oreo, it did lay the underlying groundwork for themes. Even better, you will be able to apply themes to your Android device without having to root it first, which is usually the case right now.
Google officially announced Android 8.0 Oreo just a few days ago. Naturally, the updates will first make their way to the Pixel and Nexus smartphones. Many were wondering as to which OEM will be the first to offer the update. Well, it seems like HTC will be the first, as the company has just announced that the HTC U11, U Ultra, and the HTC 10 will get the update shortly.
After months of testing, Google today released the final build of Android 8.0 Oreo for its Pixel and compatible Nexus devices. Android Oreo should also make its way to other popular Android devices before the end of this year. Like with every major release of Android, Google has highlighted the key features in Android 8.0 in its announcement post. However, there’s more in Android Oreo that what meets the eye.
Google today released the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Pixel, Pixel XL, and compatible Nexus devices. While the OTA update should be making its way to owners of all Pixel and compatible Nexus devices over the coming weeks, you can get Android 8.0 on your handset right away by flashing the factory image.
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In its official post today announcing the release of Android 8.0 Oreo, Google said that the final build of the OS for the Pixel and nexus 5X/6P is in final stages of carrier testing and should start rolling out soon. To the surprise of most Pixel owners on Android beta program and running the latest Developer Preview of Android Oreo, a 55-65MB OTA update to the final build of OS is already available.
The final release of Android 8.0 Oreo is finally here after multiple Developer Preview releases from Google over the last few months. At first glance, it might seem like that Android Oreo only comes with a handful of major new features but that is not the case. Dig deeper and you will see that the OS comes with plenty of new features that are worth trying.
After initially unveiling Android O in March and releasing the first Developer Preview, Google today announced the release of the final version of the OS. Dubbed Android 8.0 Oreo which comes with improved performance and security, the code of the OS is being pushed to AOSP, with final builds for Nexus and Pixel devices under final testing.
After months of speculation, Google today finally confirmed that Android 8.0 will be called Oreo when it unveiled an Android theme statue of the dessert at an event in New York City. The company had to license the name from Nabisco.