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Google announces Android 8.1 developer preview, final release planned for December

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Google launched the new Pixel phones with Android 8.0, which is what last year's Pixel's have been running since the update. A new version of Oreo is on the way, though, and you can try it right now. Google has launched a developer preview for Android 8.1. As usual, it's supported on recent Google devices and can be installed in two ways.

The system images are available for download now, but that requires an unlocked bootloader.

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Google announces Android 8.1 developer preview, final release planned for December was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nokia opens up Android 8.0 Oreo beta test for the Nokia 8

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Nokia and HMD are keeping up their promise of releasing fast updates to the collection of Android devices they announced this year. After the rather timely monthly security fixes, now's the time to get a more substantial update in the form of Android 8.0 Oreo but you'll need to have a Nokia 8 to get your first taste.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD, just announced that the Oreo beta test is available through Nokia phones beta labs for owners of the flagship Nokia 8.

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Nokia opens up Android 8.0 Oreo beta test for the Nokia 8 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Oreo feature spotlight: Disabling Developer Options completely removes the menu from Settings

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Developer Options is one of the two hidden settings menus in Android (beside System UI Tuner) and it gets enabled by tapping the Build Number in the About Phone section repeatedly. In previous versions of Android, Developer Options had one toggle up top that let you disable it and thus return all values to their default, but in Oreo, disabling the toggle also removes the menu entirely.

Up until Android 7.1.2, if you turn off the toggle at the top of Developer Options, all the different settings are restored, but if you back out, you'll still see the Developer Options menu item in your Settings, and you can still go in and enable it again.

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Android Oreo feature spotlight: Disabling Developer Options completely removes the menu from Settings was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is getting Android 8.0 Oreo starting today

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

A few days ago, Sony Xperia XZ Premium owners may have seen news about the promised Android 8.0 Oreo release for their phone. According to Xperia Blog, Sony in Japan confirmed that the update would be coming in December, which fell in line in line with the earlier assurance that it would be rolled out before the end of the year.

December isn't far away, but there's now even better news, as Sony has just announced that the Oreo update is actually starting to roll out to the XZ Premium today.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium is getting Android 8.0 Oreo starting today was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

LastPass releases separate beta listing on the Play Store to test autofill in Android Oreo

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

When Google released the final version of Android Oreo in late August, one of the most useful new features was the new Autofill API. This is essentially a system-wide solution similar to the way autofill works in Chrome, and that's something that can save us all a lot of time.

Developers need to get their apps ready for new API, and password manager LastPass was one of the first to come out and say it was in the works.

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LastPass releases separate beta listing on the Play Store to test autofill in Android Oreo was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Lenovo is hilariously promising 8.0 Oreo updates for its K8 series phones by July 2018, nine months from now

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Most Android manufacturers these days publish update release schedules to let consumers know when their devices will be getting the latest software. But what these release schedules don't usually say is that you'll have to wait a full nine months to have the newest Android version make its way to your phone. Lenovo has done just that with the release schedule for the Lenovo K8 series of phones, claiming that they'll receive Android 8.0 Oreo by June to July of 2018.

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Lenovo is hilariously promising 8.0 Oreo updates for its K8 series phones by July 2018, nine months from now was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Oreo comes to the OnePlus 3/3T thanks to the latest Open Beta

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

OnePlus continues to impress: both of its 2016 flagships, the 3 and 3T, are getting Oreo thanks to the Open Beta program. So if you're running OnePlus' latest and greatest software, then this is an update worth getting excited for. And if you're not living life on the edge yet, then this may encourage you to do so.

We knew this was coming, but it's still nice to see. As always, here's the update changelog:

System

  • Update to Android O (8.0)
  • Added Picture in Picture
  • Added Auto-fill
  • Added Smart text selection
  • New Quick Settings design
  • Updated security patch to September

Launcher

  • Added notification dots
  • Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus

Known issues of the first Android O Beta

  • Fingerprint unlock may be a bit slow in some situations
  • Shortcut to access Google Photos is unavailable
  • Stability of NFC and Bluetooth need to be improved
  • Performance and compatibility of 3rd party apps will be optimized continuously
  • Complete device tree will be released after a week

The OnePlus Music app has been removed from this build.

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Oreo comes to the OnePlus 3/3T thanks to the latest Open Beta was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

NVIDIA won’t update the SHIELD Tablet and Tablet K1 to Oreo

Friday, October 13th, 2017

It's been a few years since NVIDIA released a SHIELD Tablet, but it's been keeping them up to date with regular OTAs. However, this appears to be the end of the line. NVIDIA won't push an update to Oreo for the SHIELD Tablet and Tablet K1.

This news comes by way of Manuel Guzman, who works at NVIDIA on software QA. According to his recent Twitter reply, NVIDIA is working on an update for the tablets based on Nougat, but there won't be an Oreo release.

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NVIDIA won't update the SHIELD Tablet and Tablet K1 to Oreo was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Huawei sends out invitations for Mate 9’s Android Oreo beta test

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

The Huawei Mate 9 was a pretty decent phone when it was released in November of last year. It had a clean design with excellent battery life, and the company's EMUI skin was significantly less awful. It shipped with Android 7.0, and now it looks like Huawei is getting ready to release 8.0 Oreo.

Huawei Blog (an unofficial blog) reports that invites are now going out to Mate 9 owners for an upcoming 'Friendly User Trial.' Huawei sent out a similar invite last year for the P9's Nougat beta test.

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Huawei sends out invitations for Mate 9's Android Oreo beta test was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sony has added the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact to its Open Devices program

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Sony has been a surprisingly developer-friendly Android phone maker, with its Open Devices program giving anyone the opportunity to build and flash custom versions of the OS firmware on its devices. A few days ago Sony published the relevant binaries for the latest AOSP version of Android 8.0 Oreo for a number of its phones, and now it's added two newer Xperia models.

The XZ1 and XZ1 Compact were launched at the end of August at IFA 2017 in Berlin.

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Sony has added the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact to its Open Devices program was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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