Items tagged with android 8.0

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei recently promised to bring the OnePlus 5T's facial unlock feature to the regular OnePlus 5, citing "popular demand" as the the reason why. Now a few days later, Pei has begun to make good on that promise by way of an OxygenOS beta update. This is separate from the original Android 8.0 Oreo update that was made available last week, as that one did not include the coveted feature. The facial recognition upgrade is the most notable bullet point in the release notes for the new beta, though it is not the only feature. There's also a new app shortcut on Launcher and optimizations for vibration. In addition, the OnePlus team fixed a connection issue that was plaguing 5G... Read more...
Motorola announced a few months ago that it was planning to roll out the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo, to several of its handsets. Making good on that promise, some Moto Z2 Force owners on T-Mobile have received the over-the-air update, joining their Moto Z2 Force brethren on Verizon, who recently began receiving the tasty upgrade. A user on the XDA Developers forum uploaded a handful of screenshots showing the update. It is labeled as build number OCX27 and clocks in at nearly a 1GB (937.5MB, to be precise), so keep that in mind if you are on a data restriction of any sort. The Oreo update also comes bundled with all of the Android security fixes for the... Read more...
Owners of the LG G6 are getting close to becoming part of an exclusive club of Android 8.0 Oreo users. While the G6 is still running Nougat, which shipped with the phone when it came out around nine months ago (March 2017), LG has made available an Oreo build in beta form in China. Typically when that happens, a final release is not far behind, and that should be the case here as well. The Android 8.0 Oreo beta software version is listed as V19A and available for several supported models, including the LGM-G600L, LGM-G600S, LGM-G600K, LGM-G600LR, LGM-G600SR, LGM-G600KR, LGM-G600LP, LGM-G600SP, and LGM-G600KP. It's not clear if LG is planning on making an Oreo beta available G6 owners in other... Read more...
Essential Phone owners are about to enter an elite club. The Essential team announced on Twitter that a beta version of Android 8.0, otherwise known as Oreo, is available to download and install, though only through side-loading. An over-the-air (OTA) update is not yet available, however the final Oreo release for Essential Phone will be delivered that way, presumably sometime soon. According to the release notes, biting into the beta Oreo release could result in increased battery drain when Bluetooth is enabled. Essential also warned that the beta build may break Android Auto functionality on some automobiles, though it did not get into specifics, such as what makes and models are not compatible... Read more...
Mmm, Oreo! Everyone is eager to experience the tastiest version of Android to date, but is it coming to your smartphone anytime soon, or at all? If you own a Motorola device, we can answer those questions. Motorola posted a list of handsets that will be receiving the Android 8.0 update in the coming months. The list includes a dozen phones, including a bunch of Moto Z, Moto G, and a single Moto X model. "Sweet just got even sweeter with the new Android OS update that gives you faster speeds, longer battery life, split-screen capabilities, smart text selection, improved notifications, autofill framework for your trickiest of passwords, and of course, the all new Google Play Protect, helping to... Read more...
OnePlus has been cranking out some very nice Android smartphones over the last few years, and in the process has wooed many users away from stalwarts in the Android ecosystem like Samsung. Wth Android 8.0 Oreo now available, many OnePlus users have been wondering when their beloved device might get the update. A new rumor is swirling that claims the closed beta group for the OnePlus 3 is now being seeded with the Oreo update. The update isn't coming in pure Oreo form mind you, it is an Android 8.0-based flavor of OxygenOS used by OnePlus. Before you get worried if you are using other OnePlus handsets, the report also claims that OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 users will be getting the update as part... Read more...
With each new major update for Android from Google, smartphone fans everywhere wonder if their beloved devices will get the update. Android fans know that just because Google releases the next flavor of Android, that doesn't mean their device will get the update right away or get the update at all. Manufacturers don't always update all their phones to the latest version of Android. If you own an Xperia smartphone you don't have to wonder any longer if Sony will be updating your device to Oreo. A full list of all smartphones that will be getting the Oreo update from Sony has been published. Sony wrote, "We will make Android 8.0, Oreo available for: Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, Xperia... Read more...
Google’s new Android 8.0 Oreo operating system has only been out for a few days, but hardcore enthusiasts that were eager to download the newest software release are already encountering issues. The most common issue that seems to be affecting users revolves around Bluetooth connectivity. More specifically, both Nexus and Pixel owners are experiencing Bluetooth problems when connecting to wireless speakers, headphones and even Android Auto within their vehicles. Users report problems ranging from audio skipping, to audio completely cutting out to incomplete track information displayed on their dashboards. “Nexus 5x: No sound when connected using android auto, I have not tried with just maps,”... Read more...
Well, that didn’t take long. Just moments after officially revealing Android 8.0 Oreo, system images are now available for download. This comes right after Google pushed the source code to AOSP. If you login to Google’s developer site, you will find system images for all hardware that currently supports Android 8.0 Oreo. In this case, device supports extends to the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, the [oddball] Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL. Direct links to download the system images can be found below: Nexus 5XNexus 6PNexus PlayerPixel (Telstra, Rogers, TMO, Sprint, USCC, Project Fi)Pixel (other carriers)Pixel XL (Telstra, Rogers, TMO, Sprint, USCC, Project Fi)Pixel XL (other carriers)Pixel C... Read more...
Google has made it official; Android 8.0 is now known as Oreo. It was pretty much a given that the Oreo name would be bestowed upon the Android ‘O’ release, and a previous licensing agreement for Android 4.4 KitKat lent credence to the possibility that Google would go with the dark chocolate cookie treat this time around. Google describes Android 8.0 Oreo as being, “Smarter, faster, more powerful and sweeter than ever. The world's favorite cookie is your new favorite Android release.” As the most popular operating system in the world, Google has a lot riding on the success of Oreo and its proliferation throughout the Android device ecosystem. And Google no doubt wants to ensure that smartphone... Read more...