The reign of the Android Oreo has now officially begun. Everyone loves those cream-filled crunchies of deliciousness and Google is now bringing on the sweetness to boost its Android game. The new upgrade was released mere days ago and is rolling out to millions of Android devices as we speak. The Oreo update certainly brings a bunch of cool features to Android users out there. So what does this mean for you? Let’s explore.
The Android Oreo is here and its coming for you. Should you upgrade?
A spruced up operating system, tightened security, lasting battery juice and increased performance are all on the table along with subtle developments in design on the surface. You can expect the Oreo to be super-fast; with reduced background action and boot time that has nearly been cut down by half.
The handy split-screen mode makes multi-tasking easier than ever before. And then there’s the new customizable notifications channel that helps you see exactly what you want to see while cutting back all annoying notifications. You’ll also be looking at a few other neat features like picture-in-picture support and an autofill feature that really ramps up user experience. It definitely sounds exciting and a really promising twist in the history of Android updates.
Who gets the Android Oreo?
Pixel and Pixel XL phones are right on top of the list along with newer Nexus devices like Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. If you own one of those, then chances are you’ve probably already got the update. The Oreo update will not be made available to older Nexus devices like the Nexus 6 or previous versions.
Other brands like Samsung, HTC, LG and even Motorola are next in line with probably a wait time of a few months. Samsung’s newer phones and phablets (Galaxy 8 Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge) will all be receiving the update. The same goes for LG (LG G6, LGG5, the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3t) and HTC’s U11 and U11 Ultra phones. The Android Oreo update will also appear on Motorola’s X, Y and G lines as well as on many other mobiles from Chinese developers like Huawei and Oppo.
The new update doesn’t show a huge difference on the surface, but you’re sure to feel the enhancements in speed and performance. A lot of improvement comes gift-wrapped with this fresh update and it will definitely make for a much smoother and classier user experience.
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