Google has now begun pushing out the Android Oreo update to unlocked Google Pixel handsets within the UK.
I do know this as a result of mine looking forward to me after I awoke this morning.
Google introduced Android Oreo formally some time again, and the update, which provides in a raft of recent options and optimisations, is now beginning to hit Nexus and Pixel telephones on either side of the Atlantic.
“We have now been operating intently with our companions over the past many months,” stated Google, “and by means of the tip of this yr, makers like Very important, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, Motorola, HMD International House of Nokia Phones, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony are scheduled to be launching or upgrading new units to Android 8.0 Oreo.”
Underneath is a breakdown of Android Oreo’s key new options:
- Progressed Notifications
- Higher Battery Control
- Image-In-Image Mode
- Adaptive Icons
- Progressed Sound High quality
- Password Autofill
- Multi-Show Improve
- Progressed Keyboard Enter
Locked Pixel telephones, i.e. the ones purchased by way of a provider or a community, will at all times take longer, until you’re on Verizon, as they have already got it, despite the fact that, the ones with non-Google telephones must wait even longer.
Maximum OEMs will attempt to get the update out to their flagship handsets prior to the shut of the yr, however not anything is ever assured with most of these issues.
The largest gamers (Samsung) are frequently the worst offenders. Nokia has pledged to get Android Oreo out to all of its handsets prior to the shut of play in 2017. Ditto Very important and OnePlus.
On the other hand, to get the whole good thing about Android Oreo, you truly want to be working a Google Pixel, as those are the telephones it was once 100% designed round; a large number of the brand new design tweaks, for example, will stay hidden underneath customized producer Android skins.
I simply put in the update in about 5 mins over Wi-Fi; total, there’s no longer a lot to take a look at, save for the brand new notifications drop down menu, however I will be able to take a look round and document my findings afterward lately.
For now, if you happen to’ve were given a Pixel within the UK, you must be getting Android Oreo in the future both lately or very quickly.