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General News Android Oreo: List of devices supported and OS rollout plan
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The wait is over, and Google has finally announced Android Oreo. Not surprisingly, Google’s own Nexus and Pixel devices are among the first to receive the latest Android operating system. In case you’re wondering when devices from other companies will get the latest update, Google has hinted at a possible timeline.

Google says that it has pushed the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) to all its partners. It expects its device partners to start rolling out the latest Android OS on their smartphones before the end of this year. The first partner OEM named by Google is Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s Essential. The company recently launched its first Essential PH-1 smartphone, which is priced at $699 (approximately Rs 45,000). The bezel-less smartphone is expected to go on sale in select markets in the first week of September.

HMD Global is also named as one of the partners, which doesn’t really come as a big surprise. The new Nokia-branded Android smartphones all run on stock Android, and come with Nougat 7.1.1 out-of-the-box. The Finnish company had also promised that all the Nokia smartphones will be among the first in line to get the latest Android OS updates.

Samsung too is expected to roll out Android Oreo update on its flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones. The upcoming Galaxy Note 8 phablet too is expected to get the Android OS update soon after launch. The rest of the partner OEMs mentioned on the Google blog include Huawei, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sharp, Sony, General Mobile and Kyocera.


In the meanwhile, the best way to experience the latest Android 8.0 Oreo would be to enroll in the Android Beta Program. Devices enrolled in the beta program will automatically get the Android Oreo update. Alternatively, you can head over to Android Developer website to manually download the system images for compatible devices. These include Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Google Pixel C, Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL.

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The new features of Android Oreo

Google has added features like ‘picture-in-picture’, improved notifications, autofill framework in Android 8.0 Oreo. Here’s a quick look at some top features.

First, Picture-in-picture will let users do two tasks simultaneously on any size screen, and apps like YouTube, Google Duo already support this. Essentially a user can continue watching a YouTube video, and have their WhatsApp open at the same time.

In terms of notifications, the new notification dots will let users tap these and see what is new in the app. There’s also the Autofill framework, which will auto fill log-in for apps where users have granted permission. Additionally developers of password manager apps can now use the new APIs to make this autofill otpion available to users in other apps. Google’s Android Developer blogpost says “Autofill will roll out fully over the next few weeks as part of an update to Google Play Services.”


Google Android 8.0 Oreo also promises improved battery life, and faster performance, with Android system minimizing background app activity. Google is claiming 2X boot speed with the new OS. Android 8.0 Oreo adds new limits on background location and wi-fi scans as well to improve battery capacity. Android Oreo also comes with new fonts and diverse emojis. Developers can also download these for their apps.

There’s also “Adaptive icons” for developers, and the system “animates interactions with the icons, and uses them in the launcher, shortcuts, settings, etc.” Android O will also bring “wide-gamut colour” support for apps, and this should help imaging apps, especially on devices which have a new wide-gamut colour capable display.

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How to update your Pixel and Nexus devices to Android 8.0 Oreo over-the-air (OTA)

Starting with Android Nougat last year, Google has simplified the installation process for everyone. The update is available to download over-the-air, and the procedure is pretty simple.

To begin with, head over to Android Beta program page from your compatible Pixel or Nexus device and sign in with your Google account. If you own an eligible device, it will give you an option to “Enroll device” and once that is done, restart your smartphone.

By now, you should get the update notification on your smartphone. In case haven’t already received it, head to Settings > About Phone > System Update > Check Now. The update is over 1GB in size, and it may take a while until it gets downloaded, depending on your internet connection speed.

How to install Android 8.0 Oreo using factory images
You can download the factory images from Android Developer page and manually flash them on your Pixel or Nexus devices. However, it is a tedious process, and even the slightest mistake can brick your smartphone. It may also erase your data, so ensure that you have a proper backup before proceeding. ALSO READ: Android 8.0 Oreo launched; Google says it is ‘sweeter than ever’

To begin with, enable USB Debugging on your smartphone. To do this, go to Settings -> About Phone -> and tap 7-8 times on Build Number to unlock Developer Options. Now, under Settings -> Developer Options, enable USB Debugging.

Now, you’ll have to download the factory images for your Pixel or Nexus smartphone from Android Developer website. Download the factory image for your compatible device from here. If you own a Pixel, you will have to download this file – sailfish-opr6.170623.012-factory-8ada9373.zip, or if you have a Nexus 6P, you’ll have to download – angler-opr6.170623.013-factory-a63b2f21.zip. Next, rename the folder to something as simple as ‘pixel.zip’ or ‘nexus6p.zip’

Next, you’ll have to download Minimal ADB and Fastboot from here and install it. During installation, create a new folder on desktop and paste the downloaded factory image (ZIP file) into this folder. Now, inside the folder hold the ‘shift’ button on your keyboard, right-click and then click on ‘open command window here.’ Next, type adb reboot bootloader. (You can also switch off your device, and press a combination of — Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons.)

If your device bootloader is locked, type fastboot flashing unlock and hit enter. Next, type flash-all and hit enter. If everything goes fine, the operating system will be installed and your device will now reboot to Android Oreo.

Have you updated your Pixel or Nexus smartphone to Android 8.0 Oreo? Do let us know how you feel about the new OS in the comment section below.

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