Android 8.0 Oreo Overview Updated January 22, 2019
Android 8.0 Oreo
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February 2017 - January 2019
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories January 22, 2019
Sony’s Android TVs are now picking up Android Oreo update w/ new interface and bug fixes
Sony is one of the biggest names in Android TV with quite a few different models running on top of Google’s platform. Now, several months after it started hitting some other big names, two dozen of Sony’s Android TV are getting Oreo.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories October 26, 2018
Almost three months after Android 9 Pie launched on the Pixel and Pixel 2, the latest version of Google’s operating system does not appear in the October distribution numbers. Meanwhile, Oreo is now the second most used version of Android.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories July 23, 2018
Android Oreo doubles to 12.1% in July distribution numbers
In recent months, Google has been rather inconsistent at issuing Android distribution numbers. After skipping March, the company did not release June numbers and is only posting July’s today. Oreo sees the largest gain of any OS version, doubling in a two month period.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories July 16, 2018
BlackBerry Keyone gets an Android Oreo invite-only beta release
BlackBerry’s claim to fame with last year’s Keyone was secure software, and while it’s lived up to that promise with quick security updates, the phone fell flat when it came to major updates. Now, Oreo is finally available… in beta
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories June 28, 2018
Philips may bring Android Oreo to nearly all of its Android TV devices
Philips has quite a few Android TV devices out on the market today, and it seems that the company will be updating nearly all of them to Android Oreo.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories June 27, 2018
After a slight delay, Nvidia is today officially pushing out Android Oreo to all Shield TV owners with Shield Experience 7.0.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories June 26, 2018
Xiaomi Mi Box picking up Android Oreo update widely w/ redesigned homescreen
Android TV is by far my favorite platform for streaming, but updates have been a massive issue. From TV makers to set-top boxes, we rarely see devices updated beyond bug fixes or the occasional version upgrade. Now, though, Xiaomi is finally releasing Android Oreo for the Mi Box.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories June 18, 2018
Android Oreo now available for Moto Z DROID owners on Verizon Wireless
Android Oreo’s rollout has definitely been a slow one, but we’re finally seeing some progress over the past several months. Today, Moto Z owners on Verizon Wireless are finally picking up the long-awaited update.
Android Oreo may arrive for BlackBerry Keyone soon as minor update ‘prepares’ the device
BlackBerry’s Keyone has seen a lot of updates since its debut, but weirdly, it’s never seen an update to Android Oreo despite the company confirming it would last year. Now, it seems that’s finally on its way, but another update is arriving first.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories June 11, 2018
Nvidia Shield TV resumes Android Oreo rollout to beta testers after halting last month
The Nvidia Shield TV’s Android Oreo rollout was long overdue when it was finally released earlier this year, but within just a few days Nvidia was forced to press pause due to some issues. Now, the company is resuming that rollout to select users.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories May 31, 2018
While Android Oreo in general has had a really slow rollout, Android TV has definitely been the furthest behind. Not long ago, Nvidia finally kicked off its Oreo rollout for the Shield TV, but now, that’s been put on pause due to some issues with the update…
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories May 30, 2018
LG G6 picks up Oreo on Sprint and in the UK as T-Mobile resumes Oreo rollout for LG V30
Android Oreo’s rollout has been painfully slow over the past few months, but lately, it’s finally been gaining some traction. LG has been pushing out Oreo to quite a few device variants in recent weeks and today, it’s heading out to three more.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories May 21, 2018
Android Oreo is now rolling out to LG G6 on Verizon, unlocked Moto Z
Android Oreo’s rollout has been pretty slow since its debut on the Pixel family last year, but in the past couple of months, the floodgates have finally started to open for other devices. Today, Oreo is on its way to the LG G6 and the original Moto Z.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories May 18, 2018
Just the other day it was revealed that Samsung has pressed pause on its rollout of Android Oreo to the Galaxy S7 family. Today, that rollout is being resumed…
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories May 16, 2018
Samsung pauses Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Android Oreo rollout due to ‘unexpected reboots’
Samsung isn’t exactly the quickest when it comes to pushing out major Android updates, but in the long run it generally gets the job done. Recently, the company started rolling out Android Oreo to the Galaxy S7 family, but now it’s pressing pause on that update.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories May 8, 2018
LG V30 picking up Android Oreo update on T-Mobile and unlocked variants
Android Oreo’s rollout has been pretty slow for the most part, but LG has been somewhat decent about getting its V30 up to the latest and greatest Google has to offer. Now, the T-Mobile and unlocked variants of the phone are being updated.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories May 7, 2018
Amidst the kickoff of I/O 2018, Google has published the Android distribution numbers for the month of May. Oreo sees the largest gain of any OS version and has finally passed 5% following its release nine months ago.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories May 1, 2018
Android Oreo is starting to roll out to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung is never really that quick when it comes to Android updates, but over the past couple months, the company has been providing Android Oreo to its Galaxy S8 and Note 8. Now, Galaxy S7 owners are getting the same sweet treat.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories April 30, 2018
Honor 7X picks up Android Oreo and EMUI 8.0 in the United States today
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor produces some really solid Android smartphones for low prices, but updates definitely aren’t their strong suit. However, with its current Honor 7X, the company is delivering Android Oreo today.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories April 16, 2018
Android Oreo on 4.6% of devices after almost eight months in April distribution numbers
After skipping March, Android’s distribution numbers are back for April. Oreo sees the largest gain of any OS version, but is still just shy of 5% following its release on August 21, 2017.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories March 29, 2018
Android Oreo is now available for the Razer Phone as a developer preview, based on 8.1
When a company releases a phone with a fairly stock build of Android, you generally expect relatively quick updates. That’s what we were hoping for with the Razer Phone, but sadly, that wasn’t delivered. Today, though, Razer is getting the ball rolling with the arrival of Android Oreo for the Razer Phone.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories March 28, 2018
Android Oreo rolling out to the Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30 on AT&T
Last year’s biggest flagships took a fair while to pick up Android Oreo, but now carriers and company’s are finally launching updates for everyone. Today, AT&T is bringing Oreo to its variants of the LG V30 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories March 26, 2018
Unlocked Galaxy S8 & Note 8 devices to get Android Oreo in ‘2-3 weeks’ as Samsung explains delay from carrier models
Samsung has slowly been rolling out Android Oreo to its flagship devices from last year, and last week we saw the S8 complete its rollout to major carrier variants. However, unlocked users have been left in the dark when it comes to that update, with Note 8 owners in the same boat. Thankfully, Samsung is finally acknowledging that and giving answers.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories March 21, 2018
Android Oreo now available for Galaxy S8 users on AT&T
Samsung kicked off its Android Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, but until last week it was available in the States. Now, AT&T users are getting in on the fun…
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories March 19, 2018
Android Oreo now rolling out to the Galaxy S8/S8+ on T-Mobile and Sprint
Samsung has slowly been rolling out Android Oreo to its first flagship from 2017, the Galaxy S8. Last week, that rollout finally expanded to the United States with the Verizon variant, and over the weekend two more carriers started pushing out that same update…
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories March 15, 2018
Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ starting to pick up Android Oreo in the US, starting w/ Verizon
Samsung kicked off its Android Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8 internationally earlier this year, but it gave no word on when that update would land in the United States. Now, out of nowhere, the update is starting to roll out…
Android 2017 security report: Offline Google Play Protect, 30% more patched devices, Project Treble in 8.0 Oreo
Now on its fourth edition, Google today published the 2017 Year in Review of Android Security. The in-depth report highlights last year’s launch of Play Protect, as well as platform level changes as a result of Android Oreo.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories March 13, 2018
Android Oreo has seen minimal expansion since its debut last year, and the newer Android 8.1 has made an even smaller dent in the market. Today, though, Essential is making good on a promise and rolling out an official Android 8.1 update to the PH-1.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories March 12, 2018
OnePlus 5T picks up Android 8.1 in beta w/ updated gestures and February security patch
The state of updates in the Android world seems to be getting worse and worse, but OnePlus is admittedly almost an exception. This week, OnePlus is rolling out a new beta update to its current flagship, the OnePlus 5T, with Android 8.1 in tow.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories March 9, 2018
LG V30 on Verizon Wireless picks up its Android Oreo update
Android Oreo’s expansion has been kind of pathetic. Well over 100 days after its public release on the Pixel, most OEMs still haven’t updated their devices. LG started an Oreo rollout for the V30 a few weeks ago, and today that expands to the US with an update for Verizon customers.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories March 1, 2018
Here’s the official changelog for Samsung’s Android Oreo update on the Galaxy S8
After beta programs and regional rollouts, Samsung has finally given us more information on its Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 with an official changelog.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories February 25, 2018
In addition to its other low to mid-range Android One and Go devices, HMD Global’s Nokia is launching a flagship device at MWC 2018. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is defined by its pOLED display, thin design, and other flagship-level features.
Google kicked off its MWC with expanded rollouts and new features for Google Assistant and Lens. The company also teased Android One and Go announcements, with HMD Global’s Nokia today announcing new devices based on those two initiatives.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories February 23, 2018
Android Oreo now rolling out to the Moto Z2 Force on AT&T
Motorola may not be as fast as it once was with updates, but compared to a lot of other OEMs, it has done fairly decent. After rolling out Android Oreo to the Moto Z2 Force on Verizon and T-Mobile last year, that same update is landing on AT&T.
Android Oreo now officially rolling out to unlocked HTC 10 in the US
Oreo’s rollout so far has been pretty pathetic, Essentially no one has fully rolled out the functionality to its users, but HTC is one of a few that have done anything at all. Now, the company is bringing Oreo to its previous flagship, the HTC 10.
Archos Hello is a Smart Display running Android Oreo, but apparently not Google Assistant
Back at CES 2018, Google announced Smart Displays with a few of its partners. With MWC around the corner, it’s entirely possible more are coming, and now Archos has announced its own, but with a key difference.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories February 22, 2018
Updates are undoubtedly Google’s biggest problem with Android. While newer versions bring the features users want, it can be ages before major OEMs adopt that version, and well over a year before it becomes the market’s majority, if ever. Today, a “report card” for Android updates has hit the web, and the results are just pathetic…
Samsung appears to have resumed its Android Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8/S8+
Android Oreo hasn’t quite taken the foothold that Google wants it to in regards the Android market as a whole. The main reason for that is easily OEMs who have yet to update their devices to the latest OS. Samsung is the biggest Android OEM, so any steps it makes in this area make a difference. Now, the company is resuming its Android Oreo rollout to the Galaxy S8 after halting it earlier this month.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories February 19, 2018
Android Oreo doesn’t really add a massive amount of features to Google’s OS, but it has them where it counts. That includes a new API for autofill which makes signing into accounts easier. Now, LastPass is adding full support for the feature.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories February 14, 2018
After a successful beta program over the past several months, Samsung officially released Android Oreo for its Galaxy S8 in several regions earlier this month. Now, though, that rollout has been halted.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories February 9, 2018
Samsung’s Android Oreo rollout expands to three more countries, still no ETA for US
After kicking off its rollout yesterday, Samsung is now expanding the Android Oreo rollout to the Galaxy S8 in three more countries.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories February 5, 2018
It might have taken 18 months but Nougat has finally become the most used version of Android. While most of the phones released in 2017 came with Nougat pre-installed, it has taken quite some time for older devices to receive the update.
Has your Android device been updated to Nougat yet?
Last month, Nougat surpassed the three-year old Lollipop to become the second most used version of Android. In the February distribution numbers, Android 7.0/7.1 is finally on top, while Oreo continues its very slow ascent.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories January 31, 2018
Nvidia Shield TV will get Android Oreo this year, on hold to ‘make changes w/ Google’ due to lack of updated apps
Android TV hasn’t changed much since its conception a few years ago, but at I/O this past year, Google announced a brand new design for Android TV based on Oreo. The new UI is gorgeous, but most Android TV makers have been quiet on updating their devices to the new version. According to Nvidia, there’s a reason for that…
Android Oreo hasn’t seen a ton of expansion since launching on the Pixels last year, but slowly it’s gaining ground. Today, OnePlus is bringing a public build of Android Oreo to owners of its latest flagship, the OnePlus 5T.
Android Oreo is apparently rolling out to the Huawei Mate 9 in the US via OTA
One of the devices that shocked me last year was the Huawei Mate 9, and that’s because it turned out to be one of my favorite devices of 2017. Now, about a year later, Huawei is further improving that device with an update to Android Oreo.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories January 30, 2018
Essential ditches Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade for PH-1, will skip to 8.1 due to ‘stability issues’
Despite its flaws, the Essential Phone is the underdog I want to succeed, but roadblocks have been coming up left and right. Today, a couple of months into testing Android Oreo for the PH-1, Essential has decided to skip directly to 8.1.
Android 8.0 Oreo Stories January 26, 2018
Android Oreo has been available in beta for the Galaxy S8 for a fair while now, but the company has been quiet on when the public release would kick off. However, now the beta has ended, and the next release will be the final build…