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Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) gets Android 8.1 Oreo update

Monday, July 30th, 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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Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) gets Android 8.1 Oreo update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s July 2018 Android platform update shows Oreo usage more than doubling since May

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

We get it, Google. You're busy with a lot of things, and platform distribution updates can fall by the wayside. Still, the most recent two-month gap was unusual. Someone finally had time to spit out new numbers today, and it's actually rather good news. Oreo usage is up to 12.2% across both versions, which is more than double where it was back in May.

This market share for Google's latest OS version isn't objectively good, but it's good for a new version of Android.

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Google's July 2018 Android platform update shows Oreo usage more than doubling since May was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nokia 1 review: Stepping into 2018 with hardware from 2011

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Over the past year or two, HMD Global has ushered a revival of the Nokia brand with stock Android software under the hood. But perhaps none of the smartphones it has released has been more reminiscent of the Nokia of yore than this Nokia 1 — a device that looks like it took a time machine from Espoo in 2011 to 2018, with a quick detour in Mountain View for a fresh coat of Android 8.1 paint.

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Nokia 1 review: Stepping into 2018 with hardware from 2011 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 Oreo rolling out to the Amazon Prime and retail Moto X4

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Amazon's Prime Edition phones don't have ads anymore, but there is some Amazon bloat that can affect updates. However, Amazon and Moto have managed t keep the retail and Prime versions in sync. About a month after the Android 8.1 update hit the Android One Moto X4, the Amazon and retail versions are getting the OTA (version OPW28.2).

The phone already had Android 8.0, so there won't be many changes here.

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Android 8.1 Oreo rolling out to the Amazon Prime and retail Moto X4 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android-x86 Project releases first Oreo build (release candidate 1)

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Running Android on your PC can be a surprisingly shady experience with emulators that spam you with ads or try to hide Bitcoin miners on your system. When in doubt, there's always the open source Android-x86 Project. It just so happens that Android-x86 just released a build of Android Oreo.

As the name implies, Android-x86 is a version of Android designed to run on computers with the x86 architecture. It usually runs behind official Android releases for several months, but now we have the first release candidate for 8.1 Oreo.

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Android-x86 Project releases first Oreo build (release candidate 1) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: 5.1.1 hotfix, downloads] OxygenOS 5.1.0 begins rolling out to OnePlus 5 and 5T with iPhone X-like gestures

Monday, April 30th, 2018

After a brief one-month beta period, OnePlus has now begun rolling out the latest stable version of OxygenOS 5.1.0 to OnePlus 5 and 5T devices. The version is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and includes April's updated security patch.

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[Update: 5.1.1 hotfix, downloads] OxygenOS 5.1.0 begins rolling out to OnePlus 5 and 5T with iPhone X-like gestures was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OxygenOS 5.1.0 based on Android 8.1 begins rolling out to OnePlus 5 and 5T

Monday, April 16th, 2018

After a brief one-month beta period, OnePlus has now begun rolling out the latest stable version of OxygenOS 5.1.0 to OnePlus 5 and 5T devices. The version is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and includes April's updated security patch.

The complete changelog from OnePlus is shown below.

System

Updated system to Android 8.1 Oreo

Updated Android security patch to 2018-04

Added full-screen gesture support (Only 5T)

Gaming mode

Added new optimizations in gaming mode including power saving and pausing adaptive brightness

Added network boost - network priority for gaming App in the foreground

Launcher

Added category tags in the search section of the app drawer

Auto name folders based on category

As with most device updates, the OTA will begin rolling out gradually beginning today and will reach a broader audience as the days progress.

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OxygenOS 5.1.0 based on Android 8.1 begins rolling out to OnePlus 5 and 5T was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Sprint too] Essential rolls out new Oreo 8.1 build with Bluetooth 5.0, April patches, and more

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Essential didn't find much success selling a $700 smartphone, but it's doing better selling that same phone for $500 or less. The Essential Phone has improved with software updates, and it's currently running Android 8.1 Oreo. The company isn't taking too much time to pat itself on the back after getting Oreo out the door.

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[Update: Sprint too] Essential rolls out new Oreo 8.1 build with Bluetooth 5.0, April patches, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential rolls out new Oreo 8.1 build with Bluetooth 5.0, April patches, and more

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Essential didn't find much success selling a $700 smartphone, but it's doing better selling that same phone for $500 or less. The Essential Phone has improved with software updates, and it's currently running Android 8.1 Oreo. The company isn't taking too much time to pat itself on the back after getting Oreo out the door. There's already another build with the latest patches and new Bluetooth features.

Here's the changelog for build OPM1.180104.141 for the Essential Phone.

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Essential rolls out new Oreo 8.1 build with Bluetooth 5.0, April patches, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 is now rolling out to the Nokia 5 and 6 (2017)

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

HMD Global is fast gaining the reputation as the best Android phone-maker around when it comes to fast OS updates. Its Nokia-branded phones have been updated ahead of the pack more often than not in recent months, and with the news that all future devices will run pure versions of Android (One or Go), the Finnish company has made a strong commitment to continue that good work. We're now hearing that Android 8.1 Oreo is beginning to roll out to the Nokia 5 and the 2017 Nokia 6.

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Android 8.1 is now rolling out to the Nokia 5 and 6 (2017) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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