When Can You Expect Android 8 Oreo?

Google has released Android 8.0 Oreo (and subsequently updated it to 8.1), and it’s making some headlines. With a more user-friendly and security-minded approach, the newest Android operating system looks to be a winner. Today, we will talk a little bit about Android’s new OS and where consumers can expect to see it.

Through April 15, 2018, the Android Oreo OS, version 8.0 had seen some pretty substantial deployment coverage, and it is growing pretty rapidly. In fact, since its February release its seen a 400 percent increase in adoption. To put that in perspective, with nearly two billion Android-connected devices only Android 8.0 Oreo (and the subsequently released 8.1) and Android Nougat 7.0 (and 7.1) saw growth, while all other versions of the software regressed.

Many developers have their own form of “bloatware” and place restrictions on their devices. Some, however, do not and it you own one of these devices, you likely have already received the update:

  • Asus Zenfone 4
  • Asus ZenFone 4 Pro
  • Asus ZenFone 3 Max
  • Asus ZenFone 3
  • Blackberry KeyOne
  • Blackberry Motion
  • Essential PH-1
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nokia 8
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 3
  • Honor 9
  • Honor 8 Pro
  • Honor 7X
  • HTC U11
  • HTC U11 Life
  • HTC U11 Plus
  • HTC 10
  • HTC U Ultra
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Lenovo K8
  • Lenovo K8 Note
  • Lenovo K8 Plus
  • LG V30
  • Motorola Moto Z2 Force
  • Motorola Moto X4
  • OnePlus 5T
  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 3
  • OnePlus 3T
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Xperia X
  • Xperia X Compact
  • Xperia X Performance
  • Xperia XZs
  • Xperia XZ
  • Xperia XZ Premium
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (on AT&T)
  • Xperia XA1 Plus
  • Xperia XA1
  • Xperia XA1 Ultra
  • ZTE Axon 7

Additionally, these devices will be rolling out the OS upgrade right along:

  • Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie
  • Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro
  • Asus ZenFone 4 Max
  • Asus ZenFone 4 Max Pro
  • Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe
  • Asus ZenFone 3 Laser
  • Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom
  • Motorola Moto G5S Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Nokia 2
  • Lenovo K8
  • Lenovo K8 Note
  • Lenovo K8 Plus
  • LG G6
  • LG G5
  • LG V20
  • LG V30 Plus
  • Motorola Moto Z
  • Motorola Moto Z Droid
  • Motorola Moto Z Force Droid
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4
  • Motorola Moto Z Play
  • Motorola Moto Z Play Droid
  • Motorola Moto Z2 Play
  • Motorola Moto G4 Plus
  • Motorola Moto G5
  • Motorola Moto G5 Plus
  • Motorola Moto G5S
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 2018
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge
  • Xperia Touch

Android 8.0 Features
As with any other software update, Android Oreo adds important security updates, but it also comes with some enhanced features. Some of those new features include:

  • Picture in Picture Mode – The previous version of Android allowed users the ability to split the screen, while this one takes it to another level. This feature gives users the ability to watch videos or utilize navigation while being in another app.
  • Notification Dots – Past themes featured notification badges, or dots, that indicated that an application had a message for the user. Android Oreo also has this feature, as well as the capacity to view an application’s notifications by long-pressing the icon.
  • General Optimization and Improvement – Of course, Android 8.0 offers more than just a few neat features and gimmicks. There are improvements to the overall security and speed of the software, as well as benefits that positively influence battery longevity on your device. Overall, Android Oreo improves the user’s experience, with enhanced application permissions and more.

Are you looking forward to leveraging Android Oreo? Share your thoughts in the comments!