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Posts Tagged ‘Android 8.0 Oreo’

Stable version of Android x86 8.1 Oreo now available

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Porting an operating system to a completely different architecture is a lot of work. As such, it's not surprising that the Android x86 project ― which aims to get Android running on traditional Intel/AMD x86 computers ― usually lags quite a bit behind mainline releases. The team released its first Oreo build last year, and now a stable version is available.

The newest release is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and includes plenty of modifications to make Google's OS more functional on x86 PCs.

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Stable version of Android x86 8.1 Oreo now available was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The 2-year-old Samsung Galaxy Tab A is being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Unexpected device updates give us Android geeks warm fuzzies, and candidates for updates don't get much less expected than budget tablets — but here we are. We've received several reports that Samsung's Galaxy Tab A, released in the spring of 2016, is being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo.

It ain't Pie, but I imagine users will take what they can get here. The meaty 1.2-gigabyte update includes not only Oreo, but also Android security updates up to November 2018, along with Samsung Experience 9.5.

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The 2-year-old Samsung Galaxy Tab A is being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now for ZC520TL] Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) gets Android 8.1 Oreo update

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Buckle up, Asus lovers and users, the ZenFone series is starting to get its Android 8.1 update and the first lucky device is the ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL). The two-year-old phone had already received Nougat 7.0 a year ago and an update to Zen UI 4.0 last December, but Oreo 8.1 is certainly a nicer milestone to cross and a sign of Asus' commitment to updating most of its product line.

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[Update: Now for ZC520TL] Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) gets Android 8.1 Oreo update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 Oreo is rolling out to the Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1 (ZB570TL)

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Back in April, one of Jordan's complaints about the Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1 was that it shipped with Android 7.0 Nougat. Seven months later, Asus is rectifying that (sort of) with an update to 8.1 Oreo. It's a little frustrating that manufacturers aren't skipping right to Android 9 Pie, but Oreo has a lot of what's good about Pie, and late updates are better than no updates.

If you're sporting a Max Plus M1 and haven't seen the update yet, head to Settings > System > System updates to initiate the upgrade manually.

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Android 8.1 Oreo is rolling out to the Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1 (ZB570TL) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

App developers must target Android 8.0 or higher starting today (November 1st)

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Google rolls out new security features in every version of Android, but some changes only apply for apps that target newer API levels. Thus, Google announced late last year it was cracking down on apps built for older versions of Android. Today is the big day—developers can no longer upload anything to the Play Store without targeting at least API level 26 (Oreo 8.0).

The new policy is fully in effect today, but it's something developers have dealt with for several months.

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App developers must target Android 8.0 or higher starting today (November 1st) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android platform distribution numbers updated for October, Pie still missing

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Google's official Android distribution numbers give us an insight into which OS versions are still being used, and serve as a visual representation of the platform's fragmentation. The stats have just been updated again for October, and Android 9 Pie is still nowhere to be seen.

The numbers below were gathered over a seven-day period, ending on October 26th (any versions with less than 0.1% usage are not included):

Android version stats, October 2018

Android versionPrevious data (%)Current data (%)Change (pp)
2.30.30.2-0.1
4.00.30.30
4.11.11.10
4.21.51.50
4.30.50.4-0.1
4.47.87.6-0.2
5.03.63.5-0.1
5.114.714.4-0.3
6.021.621.3-0.3
7.019.018.1-0.9
7.110.310.1-0.2
8.013.414+0.6
8.15.87.5+1.7

If you'd rather see a visual representation, here's this month's Pie-less pie graph:

Every version older than 8.0 Oreo dropped in usage this past month, with Android Gingerbread back to 0.2% (it was 0.3% in August and September).

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Android platform distribution numbers updated for October, Pie still missing was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.0 Oreo is now available on the Verizon Moto Z2 Play

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Last year's Moto Z2 Play was a fine device, considering its relatively low price tag at launch. And now, the Verizon variant is finally getting out of Nougat territory with an update to Android 8.0, bringing with it all the Oreo goodness we've come to expect.

The update started rolling out earlier this week, and ought to be available to everyone by now. It brings with it picture-in-picture support and Android's Autofill API, among other quality of life improvements introduced in Oreo — plus the September Android security patch.

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Android 8.0 Oreo is now available on the Verizon Moto Z2 Play was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: ZC520KL] ASUS ZenFone 4 Max (ZC554KL) updated to Android 8.1 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

We're currently on the fifth generation of ASUS ZenFone devices, but that doesn't mean that previous models have been (entirely) forgotten. The ZenFone 4 Max has just begun receiving its update to Android 8.1 Oreo, which also includes ASUS's ZenUI 5.0 skin.

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[Update: ZC520KL] ASUS ZenFone 4 Max (ZC554KL) updated to Android 8.1 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 Oreo is now available for the LG K20 on AT&T

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Android Oreo continues to make its way to lower-end devices. This time, it's the $120 LG K20 on AT&T. The carrier posted a support update that noted Android 8.1 is available for the phone last week. While it's not the latest and greatest, Oreo carries with it some significant upgrades, like picture-in-picture support for certain video sources — and any news is good news for budget phones.

If you've got a K20 that's not yet on 8.1, head to Settings > General > About phone > Software update to get you some of that Oreo action.

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Android 8.1 Oreo is now available for the LG K20 on AT&T was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: For real this time] Android 8.1 Oreo rolling out to Moto G5S Plus

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Remember the Moto G5S Plus, the strangely-named almost-flagship that debuted about nine months ago? We haven't heard much about it for a while, but according to Motorola's support page, it's now receiving its Android 8.1 Oreo update.

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[Update: For real this time] Android 8.1 Oreo rolling out to Moto G5S Plus was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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