So Android Nougat is no more the latest delight from Google as the next version of Android codenamed “O” is released to developers for testing purposes.
Android 8.0 “Oreo” isn’t a huge upgrade over the Android 7.0, but still, it brings a lot of changes and improvements to enhance the overall user experience.
Here are some of the highlights of Android “0.”
- Improved customized notifications
- More control over background running applications
- Several new keyboard features
- Improved adaptive icons
- Better cache handling
- Several new gestures
Google recently held its annual I/O keynote conference in which several major and minor announcements were made, the highlight of the event was the latest operating system the Android O.
Android 8.0 Oreo brings tons of new features along with completely refreshed design like the Android Wear 2.0 and several under the hood improvements which enhance the overall Android user experience.
Features of Android 8.0 Oreo developer preview
Picture In Picture Mode
Android O comes with Picture in Picture mode which allows several applications such as Netflix, Youtube, etc. the functionality to play in the picture in picture mode when minimized.
More 3rd party apps will be able to take advantage of this feature in future.
The App badges have been upgraded, and now whenever there is a notification, the App icon will show tiny dots to inform the user about the received notification.
The notification can now also be viewed directly from home screen only by long pressing the App icon.
Smart Text Selection
Android O comes with Smart text selection feature which enables the user to select the relevant text such as Adress, Phone number, etc. by just double tapping over the whole text.
Selecting an address will give you an option of navigating to it, and in the case of a phone number, you will be easily able to dial after selecting the number.
You must have probably heard this term while using Chrome browser where the browser automatically fills your details if you have saved them earlier.
Now with Android O, several third-party apps will be available to take advantage of this function as well with the help of a user set Master password; also you can use your fingerprint sensor as well.
Improved Sound Quality
Android 8.0 Oreo update comes bundled with “High-quality Bluetooth audio codecs” which will bring a significant change in sound quality while listening music via a wireless audio device. This move will further push the removal of the headphone jack in upcoming Android smartphones, and there is a fair chance that even the upcoming Pixel phones may not have a headphone jack.
Android O 8.0 Oreo Update: Supported Devices
Here is the list of expected devices company wise which will receive the Android O update officially.
The latest version of Android will be released with the next generation of pixel phones that is the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. The first gen pixel phones will be the first ones to receive the new update from the current existing phones.
Here are the Google devices which will receive the Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- Google Pixel (Developer Preview available to download)
- Google Pixel XL (Developer Preview available to download)
- Google Pixel 2
- Google Pixel C (Developer Preview available to download)
- Google Nexus Player (Developer Preview available to download)
Here are the Google Devices which won’t receive Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- Google Nexus 5
- Google Nexus 4
- Google Nexus 3
Samsung won’t be late to push the update to its flagship phones once the update is officially released.
- Samsung Galaxy S8(G950F, G950W)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Upcoming)
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus(G955,G955FD)
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge(G935F, G935FD, G935W8)
- Samsung Galaxy S7(G930FD, G930F, G930, G930W8)
- Samsung Galaxy A3( 2017)(A320F)
- Samsung Galaxy A5( 2017)(A520F)
- Samsung Galaxy A7 ( 2017)(A720F, A720DS)
- Samsung Galaxy A8 ( 2017)(A810F, A810DS)
- Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy J7v
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Max (2017)
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro(2017)
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime(G610F, G610DS, G610M/DS)
- Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)(SM-A9100)
- Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)(A710F, A710DS)
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)(A510F, A510F)
- Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)(A810F, A810DS)
- Samsung Galaxy Note FE
Galaxy J series of 2017 will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update.
Here are the Samsung devices which won’t receive Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- Samsung Galaxy J3(2016)
- Samsung Galaxy J5(2016)
- Samsung Galaxy J2(2015)
- Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)( J710F, J710FN, J7108)
- Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace
- Samsung Galaxy J2(2016)
- Samsung Galaxy On5
- Samsung Galaxy On8
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- Samsung Galaxy Galaxy A8
- Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Motorola has a history of providing latest updates very quickly to its users, and the same will be the case with the Android 8.0 “O.”
- Moto G5 Plus( XT1684, XT1685, XT1687)
- Moto G5( All Models)
- Moto G4 Plus( All models)
- Moto G4( All models)
- Moto Z( XT1635-03)
- Moto Z2 Play
- Moto Z Play
- Moto Z Style
- Moto Z Force
Here are the Moto devices which won’t receive Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- Moto G3
- Moto X Play
- Moto X Style
- Moto G Turbo
- Moto Droid Maxx 2
- Moto Droid Turbo 2
- Moto X-Force
- Moto G2
LG has been trying hard to gather a fair share of Android smartphone market, so when it comes to Android “O,” LG will be very quick to release the update for its flagship devices.
Here are the devices from LG which are expected to receive Android Oreo 8.0 Update.
- LG G6( H870, H870DS, US987, All carrier models supported as well)
- LG G5( H850, H858, US996, H860N, All carrier models supported as well)
- LG V30 (Upcoming)
- LG V20(H990DS, H990N, US996, All carrier models supported as well)
- LG V10(H960, H960A, H960AR)
- LG Nexus 5X (Developer Preview available to download)
- LG Q8
- LG Q6
- LG X Venture
- LG Pad IV 8.0
Here are the LG devices which won’t receive Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- LG G4
- LG G4 Beat
- LG Ray
- LG K8
- LG K5
- LG K3
- LG G3
- LG G2
Huawei seems to be leading the front when it comes to providing the latest Android software updates for its user; the company has already tested the Android 8.0 builds on Maye 9.
We would not be surprized if Huawei beats other brands in providing Android O update for its users.
Here are the Huawei devices which are expected to receive the Android Oreo 8.0 “O” update soon.
- Huawei P10( VTR-L09, VTRL29, VTR-AL00, VTR-TL00)
- Huawei P10 lite (Lx1, Lx2, Lx3)
- Huawei Honor 9(AL00, AL10, TL10)
- Huawei P8 Lite 2017 (Huawei P9 Lite (2017), Huawei Honor 8 Lite, Huawei Nova Lite, Huawei GR3 (2017)
- Huawei Y7 Prime (Controversial)
- Huawei Nova 2(PIC-AL00)
- Huawei Nova 2 Plus(BAC-AL00)
- Huawei Honor 8 Pro
- Huawei P10 Plus
- Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 9
- Huawei Mate 9 Pro
- Huawei Nexus 6P (Developer Preview available to download)
Here are the Huawei Devices which won’t receive Android Oreo 8.0 update
- Huawei Honor 8 (Controversial)
- Huawei Honor 5A
- Huawei Honor 5c
- Huawei Y3II
- Huawei Y5II
- Huawei Mate 8 (Controversial)
- Huawei Y6
- Huawei Honor 7
- Huawei Y3( L02/03/L22/L23 U00)
- Huawei Y7
- Huawei Y6
- Huawei Y5
Asus has a policy of providing at least two major updates for its smartphones and considering the brand’s history of doing the same, a large no. of smartphones will receive the upcoming Android O upgrade.
The company has been a slow compared to the competition but still, it manages to provide updates for even budget devices. The CEO has recently confirmed that all the Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 4 devices will receive the next Android update before the 2nd half of the year 2018.
Here is the official list of Asus phones which will get the Android O 8.0 update.
- Asus ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL)
- Asus ZenFone Pro (ZS551KL)
- Asus ZenFone 4 Max (ZC520KL)
- Asus ZenFone 4 Max Pro (ZC554KL)
- Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie (ZD553KL)
- Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro (ZD552KL)
- Asus Zenpad Z8s (ZT582KL)
- Asus Zenfone Go(ZB552KL)
- Asus Zenfone Live(ZB501KL)
- Asus Zenfone 3s Max
- Asus Zenfone AR
- Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom
- Asus Zenfone 3 Max
- Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5
- Asus Zenfone 3 Laser
- Asus Zenfone 3
- Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra
- Asus ZenPad Z8s
- Asus ZenPad 3s 8.0
- Asus ZenPad 3s 10
- Asus ZenPad Z10
Here are the Asus phones which will not get the Android 8.0 O update.
- Asus Zenfone 2
- Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
- Asus Zenfone Zoom
- Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe
- Asus Zenfone Go (T500)
- Asus Live (G500TG)
- Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3
Only a handful Acer devices have chances of getting the Android O update, Acer does not have a habit of updating its devices to the latest firmware. The company hasn’t a launched a single new smartphone in 2017, so the chances of the phones getting the most recent update are quite small.
Here are the Acer devices that may or may not get the Android O 8.0 update.
- Acer Iconia Talk S
- Acer Liquid Z6 Plus
- Acer Liquid Z6
- Acer Liquid X2
- Acer Liquid Zest
- Acer Liquid Zest Plus
Here are the Acer devices that will not get the Android O 8.0 update.
- Acer Liquid M330
- Acer Liquid M320
- Acer Liquid Jade Z
- Acer Liquid Jade S
- Acer Liquid X1
- Acer Liquid Z410
- Acer Liquid M220
- Acer Liquid E700
- Acer Liquid E600
Lenovo does not have a bad record when it comes to updates, the company do provide timely updates for its devices, but a very few of them get any major update. The company has been trying hard to survive in the densely packed mid range smartphone market and providing timely software updates will help the brand a lot.
Here are the Lenovo devices that will receive the Android 8.0 O Update.
- Lenovo Zuk Edge
- Lenovo P2 (Controversial)
- Lenovo K6 (Controversial)
- Lenovo K6 Note
- Lenovo K6 Power
- Lenovo Zuk Z2 (Controversial)
- Lenovo Zuk Z2 Plus (Controversial)
- Lenovo Zuk Z2 Pro
- Lenovo A6600 Plus (Controversial)
Here are the Lenovo devices that will not receive the Android 8.0 O Update
- Lenovo K5 Note
- Lenovo K4 Note
- Lenovo K3 Note
- Lenovo Vibe K5
- Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
- Lenovo Phab 2
- Lenovo Phab 2 Plus
The Hyderabad based startup has launched two very amazing smartphones recently, and the company has gone out of the ways to confirm that both of these phones will get the latest Android updates.
Here are the Smartron devices that will get the Android 8.0 update.
The company may not have had so much success with its latest smartphone, but the company has been spot on when it comes to updates, the device gets timely Android updates, and the company has had a good past when it comes to updating even the budget devices.
Here are the Yu devices that will get the Android 8.0 update.
- Yu Yunique 2
- Yu Yurek Black
- Yu Yunicorn
- Yu Yureka S
- Yu Yureka Note
Here are the Yu devices which will not get the Android 8.0 update.
- Yu Yunique
- Yu Yunique Plus
- Yu Yuphoria
- Yu Yureka Plus
- Yu Yutopia
Sony falls a bit behind of other companies when it comes to releasing the latest updates for its smartphone users.
But the company will be trying their very best this time to release the Android 0 update on time.
The company will be releasing the customized version of Android for a whole lot of devices, here are the Sony devices which receive the Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- Sony Xperia XZ Premium( G8141, G8142)
- Sony Xperia L1(G3311, G3312, G3313)(Controvertial)
- Sony Xperia XZS(G8231, G8232)
- Sony Xperia XA1(G3121, G3123, G3125, G3116, G3123)
- Sony Xperia XZ( F8331, F8332)
- Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra( G3221, G3212, G3223, G3226)
- Sony Xperia XA Ultra(Controversial)
- Sony Xperia XA(Controversial)
- Sony Xperia XA Ultra
- Sony Xperia XA
- Sony Xperia X Performance
- Sony Xperia Z5 Premium(Controversial)
- Sony Xperia Z5(Controversial)
- Sony Xperia X( F5121, F5122)
- Sony Xperia X Compact
- Sony Xperia E5(Controversial)
Here are the Sony devices which won’t receive Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- Sony Xperia M5
- Sony Xperia C5 Ultra
- Sony Xperia Z4v
- Sony Xperia Z3+
- Sony Xperia Z4
- Sony Xperia Z3
- Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
- Sony Xperia E4
HTC has already confirmed the update for its latest flagship devices and the latest HTC U 11 will also be eligible for Android P update as well.
HTC has a history of providing updates to its users on time, and even though the company is going through a critical time, the users can expect the latest Android O update very soon after the official release.
Here is the HTC device which will receive the Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- HTC U11
- HTC U Ultra
- HTC U Play
- HTC Desire 10 Pro
- HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle
- HTC 10 Evo
- HTC 10
Here are the HTC devices which won’t receive Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- HTC Desire 728
- HTC One E9s
- HTC Butterfly 3
- HTC A9
- HTC One M9
- HTC One M9 Plus
- HTC One M8
- HTC One M8s
ZTE hasn’t confirmed the Android O update for any of its devices but considering company’s past the company has a history of providing timely software updates for even its older devices as well.
ZTE won’t be disappointing its user when it comes o Android O update and the users will shortly receive the official Android update after Google releases the update.
Here are the ZTE devices which may receive the Android O 8.0.
- ZTE Axon 7
- ZTE Axon 7 Mini
- ZTE Blade V8
- ZTE Blade V7
- ZTE Axon Pro
- ZTE Axon 7s
- ZTE Nubia Z17
- ZTE Max XL
- ZTE Axon Elite
- ZTE Axon Mini
Here are the ZTE devices which won’t receive Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- ZTE Blade V7 Lite
- ZTE Axon Max
- ZTE Prague S
- ZTE Blade X9
- ZTE Blade X5
- ZTE Avid Plus
- ZTE Grand X3
HMD Global the company behind bringing the Nokia back from ashes has already confirmed that every Nokia smartphone will receive the official Android O update.
The latest Nokia device will be one of the many which will receive the Android 8 update before the end of this year.
The company has already been providing several OTA updates to its users in the last few months, and it is quite clear that company won’t lag
The company has already been providing several OTA updates to its users in the last few months, and it is quite clear that company won’t lag behind the competition when it comes to Android O. The CPO has also confirmed that all Nokia devices will get the Android O update.
Here are the Nokia devices which will receive the Android 8.0 update.
Vivo has been slow in the past when it comes to providing latest update to its users but as the company now holds a significant share of the Indian smartphone market the company won’t be taking that much time to release the latest update for its users. VIVO has also published it’s Android 7.1 Nougat update list.
Here are the devices which will get the Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- VIVO X9 Plus
- VIVO X9
Here are the Vivo devices which won’t get the Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- Vivo V3
- Vivo Xplay 5
- Vivo X6
- Vivo X6 Plus
- Vivo Y35
- Vivo Y37
- Vivo V1
- Vivo V1 Max
- Vivo X5 Pro
- Vivo V5 Plus
- Vivo V5
- Vivo Y55s
- Vivo Y67
- Vivo Y55L
- Vivo Y53
- Vivo Y25
- VIVO X7 Plus
- VIVO X7
- Vivo Xplay 5A
- VIVO XPlay 6
- Vivo Xplay 5S
Oppo has a history of providing latest updates after taking a lot of time because of the customization in the ColorOS, but on the plus side, the company provides the most recent update for fairly older devices well.
Here is the list of devices supported for official Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- OPPO F3 Plus
- OPPO R11
- OPPO R11 Plus
- OPPO Find 9
Here are the OPPO devices which won’t get Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- OPPO F1
- OPPO A53
- OPPO R7S
- OPPO R7 Lite
- OPPP A33
- OPPO NEO 7
- OPPO R5s
- OPPO R9S
- OPPO R9S Plus
- OPPO F1 Plus
- OPPO F1 S
- OPPO A57
- OPPO A37
- OPPO A77
Xiaomi has been a rather slow brand when it comes to releasing the latest update for its user and fans have been quite disappointed in the past. In the Xiaomi’s Android Nougat MIUI 9 update list we have seen a lot of devices are already missing.
The reason behind this is the customization of the MIUI which takes a lot of work thus a lot of waiting time for users to get the latest version of Android on their Xiaomi devices.
The MIUI has tons of features which make it worth waiting for and here is the list of devices which will be treated by Xiaomi with Android O. SO far we know that Redmi Note 4 will not get the Android O update.
- Xiaomi Mi 6
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Upcoming)
- Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 (Upcoming)
- Xiaomi Mi 5s
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
- Xiaomi Mi Max
- Xiaomi Mi Max 2
- Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
- Xiaomi Mi Note 2
- Xiaomi Mi Mix
- Xiaomi Mi 5X
Here are the Xiaomi devices which won’t receive the Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
- Redmi 4
- Redmi 3s
- Redmi 3s Prime
- Redmi 4a
- Redmi 4x
- Mi 4
- Mi 4i
- Redmi 3
- Redmi 2
OnePlus is also really quick when it comes to releasing the latest update for its devices. Also, there is a fair chance that the Oneplus five will be launched with Android “O” out of the box.
- OnePlus 5
- OnePlus 3T
- OnePlus 3
Here are the devices from OnePlus which will not receive the Android Oreo 8.0 update.
- OnePlus 2
- OnePlus X
- OnePlus One
Android O: Octopus?
It was quite obvious that Google was going to name the next version of their firmware “Oreo,” but a new easter egg has made things interesting, in the latest beta of the Android O Google has managed to add an easter egg featuring an image of an “Octopus.”
Google has been naming the different versions of Android with different Deserts, and it was expected that the next release would be named Oreo, but this easter egg has again brought us to the ground zero and now we have no idea what will be the name of the Android 8.0.
Some latest news reveals that Google might reveal the official name of the most recent version of Android on August 21 and it is quite likely that it will be named as “Oreo” only.
Stay tuned for more updates regarding Android 8 “O.”
Also if you guess what will be the name of the next version of Android, do let us know in the comment section below.