Google’s announcement on Android Oreo suggested that not every Google-made and Google-sold Android smartphone would be getting the update. However, as often happens with these sorts of things, there’s a developer out there with enough tenacity to bash this software into shape – or into the right shape for the job. In this case, that means bringing an Android Oreo to the LG-made Nexus 4.
Nexus 4 Returns
Back before every single smartphone looked more or less the same, there was a smartphone called Nexus 4. This smartphone was built by LG, and it featured a sparkly, shimmery backside and a decent helping of Google’s simplest version of Android every time it was time for an update. It was the Nexus dream!
The last time Google updated the Nexus 4, it was all the way back in the year 2015. Then it was Android 5.1, Lollipop. While Google no longer releases Android updates to the Nexus 4, we’ve got intrepid creators like Zisan. Over at XDA Developers forum, there’s a bit of an explanation and download links for anyone wishing to try Oreo on Nexus 4.
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More Nexus Facts
The Google Nexus line began with the Nexus One, made by HTC, then went on to Nexus S from Samsung. The Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus came next, then the LG-made Nexus 4. The Nexus 5 (from LG) and Nexus 6 (from Motorola) are the last two devices that will not get Android Oreo – at least not officially. The Nexus 5X (made by LG) and the Nexus 6P (made by Huawei) are the oldest Google-made, Google-sold Android devices that’ll get Android Oreo – here’s how. Don’t get too excited, there’s no Nexus X in there!