Finally, Google has ended all the rumors and has confirmed the new version of the operating system Android Oreo, version 8.0 specifically. The same happened with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat arrival. Google wanted to play a little with us when it comes to naming the system. Moreover, with Android O have repeated the same as they did for Android 4.4 KitKat: put a famous cookie name. At the end, Android 8.0 is Oreo, the famous chocolate filled cookie. By coinciding with the solar eclipse, Google has presented us the latest version of its operating system named after the famous cookies that are uncovered.
Android 8.0 Oreo, A cookie name
It has rained a lot, at last the long-awaited day has arrived that we can call it something more than Android O and, moreover. Now we know what the logo shows. From the Google I / O the first letter was known but the name would not be known before announced. Beyond all this, the new version of the operating system brings a series of revolutions that will make mobiles more efficient and useful devices. The limit of background apps, Instant apps, or improvements in battery consumption, floating window, the new icons, the Notification Dots and Notification Channels are just a few of the new features we have seen since its Developer Previews. Many new developments are plan to make Android a more complete operating system.
How To install Android 8.0 Oreo?
Surely many of you are doing a question now, How To install Android 8.0 Oreo? The answer is very common from the previous years. Really, Google’s are the lucky ones, they always enjoy the new version of the operating system before anyone else. We have to wait for get the real full version of this OS (the factory image, will available website of the Google developers) because only source code is release in the AOSP.
Anyway, let’s see how you can upgrade to Android Oreo and what requirements you must meet.
Do you have an Android based phone? Or whether it’s a Pixel, or a Nexus, the issue is that if we have any of these we can install Android Oreo instantly, when it is available. However, you must meet a number of requirements; otherwise, you will face something complicated.
First installed the Android SDK on your computer, also the drivers of your smartphone, unlocked bootloader and enabled USB debugging. Do not know how to activate this last option?
Very simple, simply access the settings of the mobile, enter the ‘About the phone’ option and repeatedly press the ‘Number of compilation’. This way, when you come back we will have the development options activated, access, and activate USB debugging.
Started the installation of Android Oreo
When you have the downloaded image of Android Oreo, you must unzip it where we want. After that, we will have to insert in the folder the Fasboot files that are in a folder called platform-tools, of the Android SDK.
The next thing is to turn off the smartphone, and once this action is done, we access the bootloader. How do you do it? Holding down the ‘Volume -‘ keys and the power button at the same time, after that, connect the mobile with the computer using the USB cable.. Then run the file called ‘flash-all.bat’ in case of using Windows, or ‘flash-all.sh’ in the case of Linux, after doing all this; you simply have to wait and, if all goes well, you can enjoy Android O. Sweet!
What things Oreo brings for you
Android have done a detailed review of all the new features that includes in Android Oreo, and we have select some of the most relevant and most featured.
Android Oreo manages your notifications better
Google knows that we use our smartphone a lot throughout the day. With a huge amount of notifications, we missed many. Furthermore, several applications send us alerts when we see that’s are not so something important.
In Android 8.0 Oreo is comes with Notification Channels and Notification Dots new features. These two help you for better management of the notifications you receive. This is achieved by concentrating a certain type of notifications on channels and allowing you to see the notifications of a single application with a long press on the icon.
In Android 8.0 we can reject notifications over a period of time and decide when we want to receive them again. In addition, we can tag and catalog the notifications through channels and it will be much more visual, showing background colors and using a systematized iconography and typography.
On the other hand, Notification Dots is a more individual way of showing us the notifications. Because now notifications will not be shown according to their order of arrival, but each will have its own space within Android Oreo depending on the category to the That belong (calls, updates, reminders …). To see the notifications for that application and not the rest as in the notifications center, we must hold down the icon. We will see a floating window where we can see the notification and interact with it.
Notification Channels group them and Notification Dots individualize them
The truth is that the new version of the operating system includes many changes, including some that we had long expected. One of the points that has improved the most is almost everything related to the notification system, as it has suffered many improvements in this new version compared to the previous one.
Floating Windows: The new fluidity
The fluid experience that stands out in Android 8.0 is not only the notifications, but the floating windows finally come, natively, to Android. Google states us that if we are a video on YouTube and we want to respond to an email, so, why do we have to stop seeing youtube? For this reason, it has now included the function of playing content in floating window.
We’ll experience this not only on YouTube also it reaches other platforms like Twitch, Vimeo or VOD services like Netflix or HBO. It would be nice if we did not have to pause the current task when we are looking at to respond to a WhatsApp. Although with the quick answers of Android 7.0 that problem is lighter now. However, when you many receive numerous messages then it is already more difficult.
Security and battery management
Google always makes improvements in these two aspects with each new version of Android being released. This is because the average user are concern for two things that cares a lot. Security and battery always have their ration of improvement in each version of Android.
Google has been sharp with the applications that run in the background, closing them completely if you see a high consumption of battery without being on the screen.
On the other hand, security has also been strengthened that are installed. Such as themes, applications. A thanks to protect the password by API by ‘autofilling’. Google make it easy for Android 8.0 that we do not write or store so many passwords. Whether we have them stored in our Google account or in third-party applications such as LastPass.
Android Go and smart text selection
With this version of Android finally release new few resources. That is Android Go, uses less hardware resources. Another important new feature in Android O is the intelligent selection of text. It will be able to assume what want to do with respect to the text that we select. That is, if the selected words correspond to an address, Google will suggest us to open Google Maps.
Picture in picture mode, tones and emoji
Picture in Picture mode comes with this new version of Android that will allow us to split the screen in two to use two applications at once.
In addition, you will notice another innovation that will make happy: the possibility of adding your own ringtones and notifications sounds easily from the settings, without resorting to the computer or third party applications.
Of course, another of the news that has been most talk about it and that has finally come true. That is the complete redesign of the emojis. Which look a little more iOS emojis.
Which phones will receive Android 8.0 Oreo?
A question that concerns you all, to know if your smartphone will receive the new version of the operating system of Google. We make it easy for you to know since we offer you a complete list with all the models that will receive this update.
Virtually all of Google will receive the update. All those who do not have much time and still can support the new version of Mountain View, so we show you the list of the devices of the company.
Google Pixel / Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P,Nexus Player & Pixel C
The Korean giant had some problems distributing the update of the previous version, Android Nougat. However, it ended up reaching a large number of devices, and that is what we hope again, good support for the different families of the company.
Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8 +, Samsung Galaxy Note8, Samsung Galaxy A3, Samsung Galaxy A5, Samsung Galaxy A7, Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung Galaxy A9 / A9 Pro, Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy C7 Pro & Galaxy C9 Pro
Huawei usually offers good support & pays attention to their devices. Which is why users are usually very satisfy with the brand. As they are striving to bring it closer to Android stock. It is true that sometimes it delays more than the rest, but ends up updating the most prominent smartphones. Now Huawei they are working on the Oreo beta for Mate 9. We will have to wait to know the plans of the brand, especially each to the mid-range.
Huawei P10,Honor 9, Huawei P10 Plus, Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design, Huawei Mate 9, Huawei Mate 9 Pro
What to say about OnePlus, a company that appeared a few years ago and has become a benchmark in this sector. Great terminals, with awesome hardware and best of all, frequent updates that your users appreciate.
OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T
Although it was initially thought that Lenovo would completely change Motorola. They continued to do well in terms of software support, albeit with more delays than before. If the brand follows the strategy of previous years, the Moto Z2 Force, its latest high range, would be the first to receive the new version. The firm continues to offer good support to its devices, hopefully it will continue.
Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5, Moto Z, Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Style & Moto Z2 Force
As for LG, usually their high-end phones receive their attention. Given that the official list is not yet known, the first phones to upgrade to Oreo would be the LG G6, LG G6 +, LG Q6, LG V20 and LG G5. The LG V30 may come straight out with this release from the Asian firm.
Nokia wanted to start a new path with Android, and chose well, including on their Android Stock devices. They promises to give support similar to that offered by Google with his own. So wait to see if it really meet with Android Oreo.
Nokia 8, Nokia 6, Nokia 5 & Nokia 3
The Taiwanese firm is another one that offers good support to its users. However, the list of devices is somewhat scarce. But it is expected that the three receive the new version of Google’s operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo.
HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, HTC 10
The Japanese firm also has not directly confirmed which phones will have Android 8.0. Although watching its strategy of previous years they usually offers a positive support to its users. So, it is expected that its latest high end are the first to receive their ration of Oreo. We will see what happens with Android Oreo.
Sony Xperia XZ, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Sony Xperia XZS, Sony Xperia L1, Sony Xperia XZ, Sony Xperia XZS, Sony Xperia X Performance, Sony Xperia X, Sony Xperia X Compact, Sony Xperia XA1 & Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
OnePlus lately is trying to behave well in terms of software support, serving more or less frequent updates from its beta program. The OnePlus 3 and 3T will receive Android O, but will not pass from there.
OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3 & OnePlus 3T
HTC also tends to behave in support of their phones, but given that their catalog is rather scarce. The list is shorter than that of its competitors. As mentioned in Engadget, the HTC U11 would see Android O and, along with the update, would enable Bluetooth 5.0. HTC has officially confirmed using a tweet. Which in addition to its current flagship, the HTC U Ultra and HTC 10 will also have the new version.
The Chinese manufacturer quite often updates its MIUI layer, but Android updates are usually delay longer. At the moment they have not confirmed which smartphones will have the latest taste of Android. But they usually start with their most recent terminals with the Xiaomi Mi 6 as the most plausible candidate to receive all the news. We also hope it reaches the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, the Xiaomi Mi 5x, Xiaomi Mi 5C and the Redmi Note family.
Finally, the terminal of Andy Rubin, the father of Android, a man who left Google in 2014 with new goals. Now we have already known its first smartphone, the Essential Phone. It is more than plausible to think that it will update its only terminal to Android Oreo, and hopefully soon.
Is your mobile on the list?