Late last year, Google announced a new initiative called Android Oreo (Go edition), which is designed for low-end handsets.
Android 8.0 Oreo
Earlier this month, Samsung had good news for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners, in that it was delivering the anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update for those handsets in Germany.
Last week, Samsung started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The update was first seeded to S8 owners in Germany before making its way over to India and other markets of the world. However, even before a wider rollout of the update could occur, Samsung has had to pull the update.
It’s been quite a while since Android 8.0 Oreo was officially announced. However, some manufacturers are only just getting ready with the updates for their respective smartphones. Huawei is one of them, with the company now detailing the devices that will officially receive the EMUI 8.0 update which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo.
For OnePlus 5T owners out there that want to try a beta version of Android 8.0 Oreo, ahead of the public launch, the company has officially opened things up.
To ensure that OnePlus 5T owners are not feeling left out, OnePlus today released the first beta OxygenOS build of Android 8.0 Oreo for the handset. The update brings all the Oreo-y goodness introduced by Google along with some enhancements from OnePlus’ part to OxygenOS.
As a Christmas gift for OnePlus 5 owners, OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo for the OnePlus 5. The Oreo update brings a number of goodies to the 5 including Picture-in-Picture, Redesigned Quick Settings and Ambient Display, and more.
After dropping the second Developer Preview of Android 8.1 Oreo late last month, Google today started rolling out the stable build of the OS for all compatible Nexus and Pixel devices. The update fixes a number of bugs on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL and also introduces some minor new features and enhancements.
Yesterday, OnePlus released the first beta build of OxygenOS based on Android 8.0 Oreo for the OnePlus 5. With the final Oreo update for the device scheduled to be available in Q1 2018, OnePlus 5 owners still have to go through a long wait to be able to get their hands on the device.