Android 8.0 Oreo Stories October 18

GOOG: 992.81

0.63

Earlier this month, Google announced a beta of Oreo for Android Wear on the LG Watch Sport. Android 8.0 is mostly a “technical upgrade” for the wearable OS that adds Notification Channels and Background Limits. However, there are a handful of smaller new features.

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Android 8.0 Oreo Stories October 13

GOOG: 989.68

1.85

Nvidia’s Shield Tablets won’t be getting an update to Android Oreo

For a while, one of the best options for an Android tablet was what Nvidia offered in its Shield Tablet and Shield Tablet K1. Since not much has happened with Android tablets, they’re still pretty solid options, but the company has just announced something pretty unfortunate — they won’t be getting Oreo.

Android 8.0 Oreo Stories October 10

GOOG: 972.60

-4.40

Huawei is already publicly testing Android Oreo on the Mate 9

Android Oreo has been available for over a month now, but it hasn’t really landed on anything outside of the Google Pixel and Nexus devices. Slowly but surely, other OEMs are bringing Oreo to their new and old devices, and recently, Huawei has opened a public beta for Oreo on last year’s Mate 9.

Android 8.0 Oreo Stories October 6

GOOG: 978.89

8.93

Huawei’s take on Android Oreo doesn’t really change anything from Nougat

One of the phones I’m eagerly looking forward to this year is the Huawei Mate 10, and it’s supposedly going to be debuting with Android Oreo. Software was Huawei’s biggest weak point in the past, but it made great strides forward with EMUI 5. Now, we’re about to see EMUI 6, and our first look reveals that it hasn’t really changed all that much…

Android 8.0 Oreo Stories October 5

GOOG: 969.96

18.28

Google Duo’s picture-in-picture mode is now officially available

Picture-in-picture mode is one of Android Oreo’s best new additions, but it hasn’t been used all that much yet. YouTube, Google Play Movies, and Google Maps are really the only notable services using it, but now Google Duo is joining that list.

Android 8.0 Oreo Stories October 2

GOOG: 953.27

-5.84

A month and a half after Android 8.0 first rolled out, Oreo is now running on .2% of devices according to the October distribution numbers. Meanwhile, Nougat continues to rise while other version either fell or remained static.

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