Android Oreo

Galaxy S8 Oreo update still MIA but users should want it soon

Galaxy S8 Oreo update still MIA but users should want it soon

Samsung isn’t the fastest when it comes to pushing out Android updates and even more so major ones like Android 8.0 Oreo. So when the OEM got the ball rolling with the Oreo Beta program for the Galaxy S8, there was reason for excitement among users. Three beta releases later, however, the light at the end of the tunnel is still nowhere to be seen and no one knows when the final version will be released. And, perhaps more worryingly, neither does Samsung.

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Android Wear Oreo: which smartwatches are getting it and when

Android Wear Oreo: which smartwatches are getting it and when

There might be hope for Android Wear smartwatches yet. It hasn’t been a year since Android Wear 2.0, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, came out (which should have actually rolled out late last year) and now a new major update is coming to Google’s smartwatch family. Well, semi-major. It’s no Android Wear 3.0 but the update does bring the Android 8.0 Oreo to wearables. But just like the fragmentation that plagues Android itself, the biggest question is which smartwatches will get it. Fortunately, Google has a list.

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Android Wear Oreo update begins rolling out today

Android Wear Oreo update begins rolling out today

Just as Android 8.1 Oreo is beginning to roll out to Android phones, Oreo is now coming to Android Wear devices as well. The roll out begins today, though that doesn't necessarily mean that your watch will receive its Oreo update right away. That, as always, is dependent on your watch's manufacturer.

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OnePlus 5T won’t get Project Treble, risk is too big

OnePlus 5T won’t get Project Treble, risk is too big

HMD Global, one of those hailed to offer a pristine and up-to-date Android experience, disappointed fans by confirming that its current roster of Nokia phones, including the flagship Nokia 8, won’t be getting Project Treble even in an update. Now another such champion is breaking the bad news to its community as well. Over at its self-hosted AMA, OxygenOS team member OmegaHsu explains that implementing Treble on phones already in the wild could end up bricking users’ phones.

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Huawei Mate 9 Oreo update begins with EMUI 8.0 rollout

Huawei Mate 9 Oreo update begins with EMUI 8.0 rollout

When you heavily customize the Android experience, chances are you will have a harder time keeping up with Android updates. That’s the situation Samsung is in and it isn’t alone. Xiaomi and Huawei are part of that club, but the latter seems to have picked up some slack. After making it available in beta last October, Huawei is finally rolling out Android Oreo to the Mate 9 and its variants. Of course, it comes with Huawei’s own custom EMUI 8.0 experience and, sadly, isn’t available everywhere yet.

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Nokia 8 won’t get Android 8.0 Treble feature, HMD says why

Nokia 8 won’t get Android 8.0 Treble feature, HMD says why

Aside from a few major UI changes, much of Android Oreo’s improvements happened under the hood, from the way it handled apps running in the background to how fast it booted up. One of the most invisible of those is the so-called Project Treble, which promises to make future software updates faster and more seamless. Unfortunately, that’s not something that all phones upgrading to Android 8.0 will get, even the “pure” Nokia 8. HMD Global Chief Product Officer, now practically the public face of its Nokia smartphones, took to Twitter to explain why that is so.

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Honor View 10 release date, specs, USA aim

Honor View 10 release date, specs, USA aim

This morning the Huawei Honor V10 was revealed with a set of specifications that sets it in an odd place. It's made to be released internationally - that includes the USA - with a look that's relatively familiar. This device has a 5.99-inch display with 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution and Android 8.0 onboard with Honor's own EMUI8.

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Android Oreo (Go Edition) officially launched for entry-level devices

Android Oreo (Go Edition) officially launched for entry-level devices

Back at Google I/O in May, Google revealed a new configuration of Android it called "Android Go." Essentially, Android Go was billed as a new version of Android that has been optimized to play nice with entry-level devices, which tend to have tiny amounts of RAM and storage. Today Google is officially launching Android Go, though with a new name: Android Oreo (Go Edition).

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Unlocked HTC U11 life gets Android Oreo today

Unlocked HTC U11 life gets Android Oreo today

The HTC U11 life is a pretty young phone, enjoying its worldwide launch only a month ago. Its launch in the US looked a fair bit different than its launch in other regions: while the HTC U11 life was launched as part of the Android One program in many areas around the world, here in the US, we only received the unlocked version. One of the biggest differences between the two versions is that the U11 life didn't launch running Android Oreo out of the box in the States.

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Android Cheeseburger Emoji fixed: Our long national nightmare is over

Android Cheeseburger Emoji fixed: Our long national nightmare is over

Thank goodness, some good news is finally here - Google's taken the time to correct an egregious error. Before today, the Google-designed emoji for the *burger* had its ingredients out of order. It went bun, lettuce, tomato, burger, cheese, bun. That's complete madness of course - the correct order has the cheese ABOVE the burger, to ensure maximum taste and minimum soggy bun.

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Android 8.1 released to the select, elite few

Android 8.1 released to the select, elite few

Today the final preview version of Android 8.1 Oreo was released to those users that've opted in to the program. This version of Android brings features to Android Go, Neural Networks API features for a number of devices, and enhancements based on user feedback. This version of Android brings power to Google Pixel and Google Nexus devices right off the bat.

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The HTC U11 Android Oreo update is here

The HTC U11 Android Oreo update is here

HTC has released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the HTC U11, a Cyber Monday treat that won't actually cost you anything. The fast-incoming upgrade was teased over the weekend and then released today, making the smartphone one of the few devices on the market to have received Google's latest software version.

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