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Xiaomi still hasn’t released the kernel sources for the Mi A1

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Xiaomi's mixed record for releasing kernel sources continues, as the company has still not posted sources for the Mi A1. While Xiaomi has previously stated their internal goal for releasing kernels is "within three months," according to XDA-Developers, the Mi A1 is well past this mark, as it was released last September. With the apparent end of the Nexus device program, the Mi A1 would be a prime candidate for custom ROM development, in place of the 2+ year old Nexus 5x.

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Xiaomi still hasn't released the kernel sources for the Mi A1 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7

Monday, January 15th, 2018

The 2018 refresh of the Nokia 6 was released in China earlier this month, but it strangely still ran Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. The Nokia 7 was introduced in October, but like the new Nokia 6, it's only available in the Chinese market at the moment. Now both phones are receiving an update to Android 8.0 Oreo.

It's understandable that the Nokia 7 launched with Nougat, considering the software was likely being finalized when Oreo was released.

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Details] Oreo beta launched for international Huawei P10 and P10 Plus models

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Nowadays, it seems like practically every major manufacturer with Android devices releases betas for their devices, which is pretty great for the community. Huawei has already released Oreo betas for the Mate 9 and some other phones, but now it's the P10/P10 Plus's turn.

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[Update: Details] Oreo beta launched for international Huawei P10 and P10 Plus models was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Pulled] Unlocked HTC 10 is now receiving 8.0 Oreo update via OTA and RUU

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Back in August, HTC promised that Oreo would come to the U11, U Ultra, and 10. The U11 (and U11 life) have both received their Oreo updates, and the 10 is next in line.

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[Update: Pulled] Unlocked HTC 10 is now receiving 8.0 Oreo update via OTA and RUU was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Unlocked HTC 10 is now receiving 8.0 Oreo update via OTA and RUU

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Back in August, HTC promised that Oreo would come to the U11, U Ultra, and 10. The U11 (and U11 life) have both received their Oreo updates, and the 10 is next in line. The Android 8.0 Oreo OTA is now rolling out to this 2016 flagship, and if you're on the impatient side, you can download the RUU instead.

Like with any 8.0 Oreo update, you can expect to see picture-in-picture support, Autofill, notification dots, Instant Apps, and so on.

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Unlocked HTC 10 is now receiving 8.0 Oreo update via OTA and RUU was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

January 2018 platform distribution numbers show Oreo still at less than 1%

Monday, January 8th, 2018

The time has come again for Google to provide an overview of what versions of Android are out there in the wild. Last month saw some big (proportional) gains for Oreo as most other version of Android continued to slide. This time, we have the first appearance of Android 8.1, but Oreo's adoption is still in lock-step with Nougat last year.

Here's a breakdown of this month's changes.

Android version stats, January 2018

Android versionPrevious data (%)Current data (%)Change (pp)
2.30.40.40
4.00.50.50
4.12.01.9-0.1
4.23.02.9-0.1
4.30.90.8-0.1
4.413.412.8-0.6
5.06.15.7-0.4
5.120.219.4-0.8
6.029.728.6-1.1
7.019.321.1+1.8
7.14.05.2+1.2
8.00.50.50
8.100.2+0.2

As you can see, Nougat is still on the rise, and most earlier versions ticked downward just a bit.

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January 2018 platform distribution numbers show Oreo still at less than 1% was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Oreo beta launched for international Huawei P10 and P10 Plus models

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Nowadays, it seems like practically every major manufacturer with Android devices releases betas for their devices, which is pretty great for the community. Huawei has already released Oreo betas for the Mate 9 and some other phones, but now it's the P10/P10 Plus's turn.

Huawei Mobile Romania put out a Facebook post looking for P10/P10 Plus owners with software versions VTR-L09C432B180, VTR-L29C432B180, VKY-L09C432B181, and VKY-L29C432B181. If you are on one of those and want to experience Oreo on your phone before anyone else, you'll have to download the Huawei Beta app and login with a HWID (Huawei ID).

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Oreo beta launched for international Huawei P10 and P10 Plus models was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android’s Security Director moves to Nest, replaced by Dave Kleidermacher

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

It's no easy task to keep an operating system secure, especially one as widespread as Android. Adrian Ludwig has served as the Director of Android Security since 2011, but now he's jumping to another part of the Google mothership - Nest.

Ludwig announced on his Google+ account that he has become Nest's new Director of Security and Privacy. He wrote, "Security and privacy are critical for Nest’s products and users, and I’m thrilled to have the chance to help Nest build great user experiences and provide a guiding light as the entire IoT industry focuses attention on these issues."

'Internet of Things' devices are often targets for malware attacks, so it makes sense that Google would place a priority on making sure Nest's cameras and other products are secure.

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Android's Security Director moves to Nest, replaced by Dave Kleidermacher was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Xiaomi Mi A1

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The Mi A1 was the first Android One device from Xiaomi, meaning it ran completely stock Android. It turned out to be an excellent phone, and Xiaomi promised it would receive Oreo before the end of 2017. It looks like the company just barely delivered on that promise, because Android 8.0 is now rolling out to the device.

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Xiaomi Mi A1 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 update confirmed for Nokia 2, with some Android Go optimizations included

Friday, December 29th, 2017

HMD Global confirmed in September that the entire line of Nokia phones would be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. The confirmation didn't explicitly mention the Nokia 2, because it hadn't been officially announced at that point, leaving some to wonder if HMD's super-budget model would be left on Nougat. Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, has confirmed on Twitter that the Nokia 2 will actually jump straight to Android 8.1.

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Android 8.1 update confirmed for Nokia 2, with some Android Go optimizations included was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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