How to install Android Oreo on your mobile?

Android Oreo

Android Oreo rolled out its testing in September 2017 and had been available as a public beta for some of the Google’s more recent Pixel and Nexus smartphones since May 2017 now giving the hope that it will be officially launched soon.

The first devices that will likely see Oreo are the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Some people are already reporting seeing the update available for their phone, so if you have one of those devices you can see if it’s available by following the simple steps as given below:

  • Go to the Settings menu
  • Then tap on About Phone
  • Click or tap on System Updates
  • Now Check for Update. On some phones, you might see System Update under the Settings menu.
  • If the update is available for your phone, this is where you’ll see it.
  • If it’s available, you can opt to have it download now, or schedule when you’d like it to.

While a lot of that can happen in the background, keep in mind you’ll need to restart your phone once the whole process is finished.

As for when those non-Google devices will get the update, but it might take a while. When it comes to Android updates, an update has to get both carrier and manufacturer approval because both tend to put their own software on devices. That process can take days, but it can also take weeks or months.

A number of different phone manufacturers have committed to either supporting existing models or offering new phone models that support Oreo by the this end of the year. Those include: Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony.

Android Oreo

The Oreo name might be the most interesting feature of Android 8.0, but there are some notable updates that will make it worth updating if and when it eventually makes it way to your devices. Android Oreo brings improvements to the mobile operating system’s notifications, including the addition of tiny dots appearing on each app icon indicating when they want your attention, and a cleaner notifications channel for sorting through all the alerts you get. Android’s Settings app has also been completely overhauled so that the vast myriad of options isn’t as overwhelming to new users, but also easier for experienced Android users to find what they’re looking for.

Unfortunately, new updates can take a long time to reach significant numbers of Android users. For example Android 7.0 Nougat, which launched last year has only been installed on around 13.5 percent of Android devices worldwide. Its predecessor, 6.0 Marshmallow, has reached 32 percent of Android users only.

For Pixel and Nexus devices, you do have another option: a manual update. This involves downloading the full Android 8.0 Oreo code, which Google has published online. Sadly, this code is optimized for certain devices specifically Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P phones, so you can’t just get it on a Samsung Galaxy S8 or an LG V30. A manual update requires some technical know-how, because you need to use tools designed for app developers. So wait a bit for the full release and updates for your Android devices. Android Oreo comes loaded with awesome new features. Click here to know the new updates in Oreo.