The mobile platform of the Google released its latest Android 8.0 Oreo. It was launched on August 21, 2017. This latest software’s available on the Nexus devices and Google’s Pixel. It has also been launched on other devices like OnePlus, HTC, and others.
The availability of the updates depends on the different factors like the update whether the mobile phone is carrier-branded or unlocked, a track record of the phone manufacturer, region, version of the mobile phone, and many more. According to the previous performance, we can predict when you will be able to have Android Oreo update on the mobile phone.
OTA links and factory images are there on the website of the Android Developers. If people need to flash the image then they can manually install the Android Oreo.
The updates of Android 8.0 Oreo are officially on the following devices. You can receive the latest factory images by opening them.
- Nexus Player
- Google Pixel XL
- Google Pixel C
- Nexus 5X
- Google Pixel
- Nexus 6P
There are some devices that have received the Android 7.1.1 Nougat updates. These following devices would not get the Android 8.0 updates:
- Nexus 9 LTE
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 9 WiFi
For all those devices which are non-Google, you have to wait for some time to enjoy the Android 8.0 on the mobile phone. On 11 December 2017, last version of the Android that is Android Nougat was running on just 23.3% of the devices. Now, it has been over 1 year after this software first released. There are huge chances that you might see similar numbers for the Oreo this year too.
OEMs are the fastest. There are carriers in order to update to the Android Nougat. The performance of the OEM update is also super great. Probably, the small platform has finished for the 1st update that is not backed up every time by the update performance. It is never a good experience to update the mid-range as well as the budget devices. Unfortunately, this is not an appealing prospect for the manufacturers of the device or carriers.
We always encourage people to do some homework before planning the new Android purchase. And more especially if there are rapid updates coming in the market. There are few combinations of the carrier and manufacturer which are far better than the others. Google Pixel 2 has the updates of the guaranteed software for coming 3 years.