Android 8 finally unveiled. Is your device in queue to receive it?

by Anshul Sharma Fluper App DevelopmentCompany UAE

The latest version of Android OS has hit the markets through an official release on 22nd August. Google finally unveiled the Android 8.0 Oreo after five months long development and testing procedures.

The latest update is a development over the previous and the earlier versions of Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Kit Kat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat. Following Nougat the Oreo update has been released.

The most important aspect of this updates relates to battery consumption and saving. While other notable features includes alteration of the notification system and new emojis addition. The new android 8 OS promises to enhance functionality of the app via its new updates.

The update has not only excited the android users but also the android mobile application development companies. Since the user and developers will have new things to play and invent with the new OS.

To know the complete expected updates since inception of android Oreo, read: Top 10 Android O features that probably you don’t want to miss.

Now you have understood all what’s new in the newest OS, the most essential question is, are you getting update and when?

At present, many of the users only have the Nabisco’s Oreos to taste.

Android Oreo in Pixels and Nexus

The latest version was made exclusively available to the Google Pixel and Pixel XL users who enrolled themselves under the beta testing programs and were using the beta 4th version of the Android O. They received the updates as early as yesterday (i.e. on 22nd August) in India.

While the non-enrolled Pixel and Pixel XL users phones still run on Nougat versions and will receive the updates in not more than a couple of weeks. The updates will be available via OTA (over the air). Due to the regional differences and other reasons all users may not receive the update at the same time, while the users of Nexus 5X and 6P will equally soon get it.

Other Android Devices

Going beyond the Google phones, the other android phone manufacturers as Huawei, Samsung, Nokia, L.G., HTC, Sony and Motorola are definitely going to take long to deliver this android update, probably the year’s end. These companies lay a layer of their own customizations over the original Android and alteration of preset coding to add their own features and functionalities.

The new devices launched by these companies as well the existing devices will receive the updates after a minimum waiting period of six months. Not all the devices of the companies will receive the updates; only the high end devices should be expected.

Android Statistics

 Presently the android market is dominated by the devices which run on Lollipop and Marshmallow versions of the OS which date back to around a year. As per a data, as of August 2017only around 12% of android devices were running on Nougat 7.0 and astonishingly only 1.2% devices had Nougat 7.1. The data reflects the software variation across devices.

Not ignoring the IOS 11 launches this September and the stiff competition which is going to persist, the android stays at a loss because of low adoption percentage of its latest technology. A fair OS equality is witnessed among IOS users as the hardware and software developer is same, devices are limited and no OS alteration requirements.

 Since we are here to welcome Oreo, it is our responsibility to share which all devices android Oreo is going to enter.

  • ·            Among the non Google Android phone manufactures and previously the world leader, Nokia is going to offer the latest os to all its android phones.

  •        Unofficially Samsung high end can be expected Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition, Galaxy Tab S3 and the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.

  •          OnePlus 5, 3, and 3T will be having the O os in 3-4 months.

  •     Sony Xperia XZ Premium, , Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact, Xperia X Performance, Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xperia Xzs can have the Oreo.

  •         LG’s latest G6 and Q6 are should have while G5 and V20 can be expected.

  •          Moto Z2 play and G5 can be the Oreo receivers.

  •      Coolpad Coolplay 6, Essential PH-1, HTC U series, Asus ZenFone 4 and Lenovo K8 Note will be updated to Android 8.0.

Summarizing:  The new Android OS offers better performance than its previous version, which is what updating is. This new OS promises to deliver innovative new features in the notifications management and battery performances. The success of the OS can only be determined after using and realizing its performance. The real feedback can be taken from users who used Nougat and have now switched to Oreo.

Bio: The writer of the article is a tech addict constantly keeping updates on technological developments around the world. The writer works with a mobile application development company. The writer regularly updates readers of tech developments.

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