Android Oreo is now official, and the Google smartphones – Pixel and Nexus Series will get Android 8.0 Oreo sooner.
Here are the list of devices that will receive Android O update.
Pixel, Nexus devices:
Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C tablet are eligible for the Android O public beta program. The public beta users will get the final build by today. Google says the image file can be downloaded manually, and installed on the device. Non – Beta users have to wait for sometime before the final build rolls out. Google is still readying the final carrier builds for these phones.
HMD Global at the launch of Nokia 8 announced this will be one of the first phones to get Android O. The company claims it is already “deep in development” of Android Oreo for the Nokia 8 smartphone, and will roll it out quickly. Android O is also promised to Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 smartphones.
Essential PH-1 smartphone:
Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, now has a new company called Essential which just announced the Essential PH-1 module smartphone priced at $699. Google’s blog post confirms Essential is one of the firms working on Android O development.
In terms of specifications, PH-1 has a 5.7-” QHD edge-to-edge display with no home button on the front, a 13MP dual-rear camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 8MP front camera and 4GB RAM + 128GB storage.
Samsung, Huawei, General Mobile, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony also mentioned on the list. Google says these OEMs will launch or upgrade devices to Android Oreo 8.0.
From Samsung, the Galaxy S8, S8+ and the S7 series should get upgraded, as well as the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.
HTC should also roll this out for its flagship HTC U11 smartphone
Sony will likely introduce this for the Xperia XZ Premium smartphone.
OnePlus has also confirmed Android O update for OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T and the latest OnePlus 5 smartphones. The OEMs will individually announce when they start rolling out Android Oreo for their smartphones.