The Final Version for Android 8.0 Oreo Download Available in Beta Stage

Ken Copeland
August 24, 2017

That means once that app is installed, Android will go back to blocking anything that hasn't come from Google Play. Not that it matters: With smartphone buyers replacing their devices every year or two, Android fragmentation has moved from a complete non-issue to being an urban legend at this point. From Settings, tap System then About phone, then tap Android version until you see the big Android O. Then, tap the O repeatedly before long-pressing it to get an octopus that. just kind of floats around a bit.

Android O is here and it's named Oreo, but only a small number of users would already have the latest version of the OS on your phone.

As highlighted, Android 8.0 isn't a huge update but it's also not a small update in the grand scheme of things.

Motorola had a track record of sending out Android updates soon after they were made available for Google devices but the company has failed to do so in the recent past.

WebView enhancements: Android Oreo enables WebView multi-process mode by default and adds an API to let apps handle errors and crashes.

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Expect nearly instant Android updates thanks to Project Troble, a coding initiative added to the new operating system that will ensure your apps and device functionalities are updated faster. Otherwise, you won't have to wait for long to get the Oreo update. We know HTC has started working on Android Oreo as we were told the HTC U11 would support Bluetooth 5.0 devices once the new Android OS is ready. OnePlus 3 and 3T will also be updated to Android Oreo but only after the OnePlus 5 has received the update. Autofill will roll out fully over the next few weeks as part of an update to Google Play Services. Th upcoming phone of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will also get Android Oreo update. But since the first official release has been launched, we're seeing multiple complaints about the new feature across the community.

By the way, earlier this year Chailin Chang, president of smartphones and connected devices at HTC, pretty much guaranteed that the HTC U11 would receive Android O and Android P. His comment that "We may extend support to the next three versions of Android".

Not everyone installs Google's developer preview builds for the next version of Android.

What if you don't have a compatible device?

LG G6 is the other flagship from the company that should get the Oreo update soon after. Hence, it can be easily pushed out to phones running stock Android.

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