Tag Archive: Oreo


Google Duo picture-in-picture mode is now live on Oreo devices

Duo’s picture-in-picture mode is now available for everyone on Oreo.

Oreo introduced picture-in-picture mode for phones and tablets, and Google is now flipping the switch for Duo. The feature is now available on all Oreo devices, as noted by Duo’s technical lead Justin Uberti.

You don’t need to make any changes to enable picture-in-picture mode. As long as you’re using a device running Oreo and have the latest update  [Read More…]

HTC U11 Life rumored to have Android Oreo, Edge Sense, IP67 rating around $400

Another step in the process of moving Android One toward higher-end phones.

Google’s Android One program has hit a couple of high points over the past few weeks with entries like the Xiaomi Mi A1 and upcoming Moto X4 on Project Fi. Both the Mi A1 and Moto X4 are two of the most complete handsets we’ve seen under the Android One moniker to-date, but leaked specs for the HTC U11 Life reveal that it might be Android One’s  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ1 with Android 8.0 Oreo is already on sale, get it with $50 off

Even if the Sony Xperia XZ1 went on sale in the US last month, the phone has already been discounted. Interested parties can now purchase the flagship with $ 50 off from Amazon. Yet, note that only the Black and Moonlit Blue are available to buy for $ 649, while the Venus Pink and Warm Silver will […]

Google intros Android Wear Oreo beta program, available only on the LG Watch Sport

In almost two years of existence, Google’s Android Wear platform has seen only two major releases – one of which (version 2.0) was subject to a very slow roll out. Now it appears a third Android Wear version might be just around the corner. Google just introduced a beta program for Android Wear meant to […]

Android distribution numbers show Nougat climb, Oreo make an appearance

The latest distribution numbers for Android are out, and Oreo makes its first appearance.

The monthly Android Distribution list is always fun to look at. It’s an important list for developers who need to know which software version they should target and which features it makes sense to include in their application. It’s also fun for us nerds to just appreciate how big and diverse Android really is.

The latest numbers are out, and Android 8.0 Oreo  [Read More…]

Samsung Pay begins to get Android Oreo support on Galaxy S8

Samsung has a beta program for Android Oreo on the Galaxy S8 allowing select users to test the latest operating system on their device. To allow full functionality of Android Oreo on the Galaxy S8, Samsung are updating the Samsung Pay app to support the latest version of Android. Hopefully Samsung will open up the […]

In Oreo, the button to check for Android updates now actually checks for updates

File this one under things finally working as described.

If you’ve ever mashed that “Check for update” button in your phone settings because you were waiting and ready for an update, you know disappointment. You might be disappointed less in the future, as the button now actually checks for an update when asks rather than check to see if you were slotted in to be updated that day.

Long-time Android developer and new master of update buttons Elliot Hughes  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ1 now available in the US with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box

Introduced not so long ago at IFA 2017, the Sony Xperia XZ1 is now available for purchase in the US via Amazon for $ 669.99 a pop. We’re talking about the unlocked version of the device which is compatible with GSM/LTE carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Interested parties can grab this high-end phone in Black, Moonlit […]

Pixel and Nexus owners, how’s the Oreo update holding up?

The Oreo update has been out for a few weeks now. How’s it going so far?

The Google Pixel received Android 8.0 Oreo on August 21, though thousands of people had been using it in Developer Preview form for longer than that.

Still, a finished Android version is sure to attract a lot of attention, even from average folks whose lives don’t revolve around the comings and goings of updates named after sweet treats. And while Android  [Read More…]

How to enable the Pixel 2 Android Oreo Always on Display on AOSP right now

Android Oreo while a small update it terms of visual changes brought some interesting new features. The new Autofill API paved the way to improve the way in which apps like LastPass interact with the OS, as well as things like Project Treble. Another new feature enabled by Android Oreo is the Always on Ambient […]