Tag Archive: Oreo


Qualcomm and MediaTek announce support for Android Oreo (Go edition) devices

During its Tech Summit, Qualcomm shared more details about its upcoming initiatives. For example, the chip giant announced support for Google’s newly launched Android Oreo (Go edition). Part of the Android 8.1 Oreo rollout, the Go edition is a light version of Android Oreo which has been optimized for smartphones with 1GB of RAM or […]

LG unveils the ultra-premium V30 LG Signature Edition with 6GB of RAM, Android 8.0 Oreo

Don’t you just wish sometimes you could live on the Asian continent? The market always seems to be getting the coolest exclusive smartphone models, while the rest of the world watches in envy from afar. A very good example of this trend is the Burgundy Red Samsung Galaxy S8 which made a debut mere weeks […]

Google Pixel 2 on AT&T gains HD Voice with Oreo 8.1 update

Here’s how to make sure it’s enabled once you get the update.

Android 8.1 Oreo started rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices earlier this week, and especially for devices that aren’t the Pixel 2, there’s a lot of new stuff to check out. However, if you’re using a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL on AT&T, there’s a new feature included just for you with the latest update.

When updating your Pixel 2 to 8.1 Oreo,  [Read More…]

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…]