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  • Android O is here and it’s named Oreo, but only a small number of users would already have the latest version of the OS on your phone. In fact, as is the case with the previous versions of world’s most popular mobile software, it will take a few weeks, or even months, before Android 8.0 gains a foothold in the market. But that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t want to be kept abreast of when your smartphone gets Android Oreo. While a few companies have taken the initiative to announce their rollout plans for Android 8.0, there are many more that remain tightlipped. If you're wondering whether your phone is getting the update, we have compiled a list of smartphones that are getting Android Oreo. Read on to check if yours makes the cut.Android Oreo: 8 New Features You Need to Definitely Check OutAndroid 8.0 Oreo update for Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, 6P, Nexus PlayerAndroid O updates for Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, along with the Pixel C tablet from 2015 are avai..

    Android 8.0 Oreo Update Rollout Schedules for Google Pixel, Nokia, OnePlus, Lenovo, Asus, Micromax, and Other Phones

    Android O is here and it’s named Oreo, but only a small number of users would already have the latest version of the OS on your phone. In fact, as is the case with the previous versions of world’s most popular mobile software, it will take a few weeks, or even months, before Android 8.0 gains a foothold in the market. But that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t want to be kept abreast of when your smartphone gets Android Oreo. While a few companies have taken the initiative to announce their rollout plans for Android 8.0, there are many more that remain tightlipped. If you're wondering whether your phone is getting the update, we have compiled a list of smartphones that are getting Android Oreo. Read on to check if yours makes the cut.Android Oreo: 8 New Features You Need to Definitely Check OutAndroid 8.0 Oreo update for Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, 6P, Nexus PlayerAndroid O updates for Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, along with the Pixel C tablet from 2015 are avai..
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  • Yu Mobiles, wholly owned subsidiary of Micromax Informatics, on Wednesday announced that it has started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Yu Yureka Black smartphone. To recall, Yu Yureka Black runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and at the handset's launch, the company promised the update to Android Nougat.In order to get the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update on Yu Yureka Black, users need to head to Settings > About Phone > Software Update and then download and install the latest update. The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in general brings features such as app shortcuts, support for circular app icons, keyboard image insertion, new emojis, and more.To recall, Yu Yureka Black was launched in India at Rs. 8,999 back in June. The smartphone sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display covered with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Yu Yureka Black is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. The handset comes with 32GB of bui..

    Yu Yureka Black Starts Receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update

    Yu Mobiles, wholly owned subsidiary of Micromax Informatics, on Wednesday announced that it has started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Yu Yureka Black smartphone. To recall, Yu Yureka Black runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and at the handset's launch, the company promised the update to Android Nougat.In order to get the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update on Yu Yureka Black, users need to head to Settings > About Phone > Software Update and then download and install the latest update. The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in general brings features such as app shortcuts, support for circular app icons, keyboard image insertion, new emojis, and more.To recall, Yu Yureka Black was launched in India at Rs. 8,999 back in June. The smartphone sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display covered with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Yu Yureka Black is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. The handset comes with 32GB of bui..
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  • Android 8.0 Oreo is rolling out to compatible devices, with users on the Android Beta Program getting the advantage of receiving it first. Early adopters have been raving about the new features like picture-picture mode, new notification panel, and more, but there are a few useful hidden tricks that Google has added with Android Oreo, that weren't even spotted in developer previews. A feature called Rescue Party arrives with Android 8.0 Oreo, and it essentially recognises if your smartphone has been on reboot loop, and immediately takes measures to stop or rectify it.Rescue Party is enabled by default on all devices running on Android Oreo, and OEMs do not have to add anything additional with respect to hardware for this to work. Android 8.0 Oreo will recognise if your smartphone is running through a reboot loop, more commonly known as bootloop, and take different actions to bring the smartphone back to normal working conditions.It will check if core components are performing th..

    Android 8.0 Oreo Brings ‘Rescue Party’ Feature That Helps Rectify Bootloop Issues

    Android 8.0 Oreo is rolling out to compatible devices, with users on the Android Beta Program getting the advantage of receiving it first. Early adopters have been raving about the new features like picture-picture mode, new notification panel, and more, but there are a few useful hidden tricks that Google has added with Android Oreo, that weren't even spotted in developer previews. A feature called Rescue Party arrives with Android 8.0 Oreo, and it essentially recognises if your smartphone has been on reboot loop, and immediately takes measures to stop or rectify it.Rescue Party is enabled by default on all devices running on Android Oreo, and OEMs do not have to add anything additional with respect to hardware for this to work. Android 8.0 Oreo will recognise if your smartphone is running through a reboot loop, more commonly known as bootloop, and take different actions to bring the smartphone back to normal working conditions.It will check if core components are performing th..
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  • Google revealed earlier this week that the upcoming version of its Android platform will be called 'Android Oreo' and HTC has already confirmed some of its handsets that will be getting the update. Unsurprisingly, the company's current flagship model - the U11 - makes the list but other than that, HTC has confirmed that HTC U Ultra and HTC 10 will also be getting the Oreo treatment.In a tweet posted on Tuesday, HTC USA replied to a user query by saying, "We're excited to bring Android Oreo to HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, and HTC 10 owners worldwide! Details & additional devices to be announced soon." While it seems like a positive move from the company to already announce that it will be providing the Android Oreo update to its smartphones, we will have to wait and see how long it actually takes to deliver on its promise after the upcoming version of Android is officially launched.Recently, the company also added ability to record 1080p resolution at 60fps and support fo..

    HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, HTC 10 Confirmed to Get Android Oreo Update

    Google revealed earlier this week that the upcoming version of its Android platform will be called 'Android Oreo' and HTC has already confirmed some of its handsets that will be getting the update. Unsurprisingly, the company's current flagship model - the U11 - makes the list but other than that, HTC has confirmed that HTC U Ultra and HTC 10 will also be getting the Oreo treatment.In a tweet posted on Tuesday, HTC USA replied to a user query by saying, "We're excited to bring Android Oreo to HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, and HTC 10 owners worldwide! Details & additional devices to be announced soon." While it seems like a positive move from the company to already announce that it will be providing the Android Oreo update to its smartphones, we will have to wait and see how long it actually takes to deliver on its promise after the upcoming version of Android is officially launched.Recently, the company also added ability to record 1080p resolution at 60fps and support fo..
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  • After the Idol 4 Pro, Alcatel has now launched the U5 HD smartphone. The biggest highlight is that it runs on Android Nougat and has selfie flash support for low light self-portraits. There's no clarity on the Alcatel U5 HD smartphone's availability and pricing at the moment.The Alcatel U5 HD has a patterned back with a single camera setup. At the front, there are capacitive buttons, and the volume and power keys are on the left edge. The smartphone is only available in Black and White colour variants. The Alcatel U5 HD is an upgraded version of the Alcatel U5 smartphone launched at MWC in February this year.As for specifications, the Alcatel U5 HD smartphone runs on Android Nougat and supports dual-SIM slots. It features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display and is powered by the MediaTek MT6737 SoC paired with 1GB of RAM. It offers 8GB of internal storage with the option to expand further using a microSD card (up to 128GB).The Alcatel U5 HD sports an 8-megapixel rear c..

    Alcatel U5 HD With Android Nougat, Front Flash Launched

    After the Idol 4 Pro, Alcatel has now launched the U5 HD smartphone. The biggest highlight is that it runs on Android Nougat and has selfie flash support for low light self-portraits. There's no clarity on the Alcatel U5 HD smartphone's availability and pricing at the moment.The Alcatel U5 HD has a patterned back with a single camera setup. At the front, there are capacitive buttons, and the volume and power keys are on the left edge. The smartphone is only available in Black and White colour variants. The Alcatel U5 HD is an upgraded version of the Alcatel U5 smartphone launched at MWC in February this year.As for specifications, the Alcatel U5 HD smartphone runs on Android Nougat and supports dual-SIM slots. It features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display and is powered by the MediaTek MT6737 SoC paired with 1GB of RAM. It offers 8GB of internal storage with the option to expand further using a microSD card (up to 128GB).The Alcatel U5 HD sports an 8-megapixel rear c..
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  • Soon after revealing the name for Android O, Google has released factory system images of the much awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for compatible devices. The OTA update has also started to roll out, but it's likely to be phased, and is first arriving for Android beta program users. Also, as is the case with initial rollouts, things aren't going as smoothly as one would expect from Google.Some initial installers reported (courtesy Android Police) that the OTA update was failing to install on their devices, showing an 'installation error'. Pixel XL users running developer preview 4 are particularly facing this issue, and Google temporarily even pulled Pixel and Pixel XL OTA updates to fix this issue. Pixel users running Nougat, and Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X users on the beta program have received the update, and could install them without any hiccups. However, Google was quick to respond and resolve the issue, with Android head Dave Burke claiming it was a signing issue..

    Android 8.0 Oreo System Images Released, OTA Update Rollout Starts for Beta Program Users

    Soon after revealing the name for Android O, Google has released factory system images of the much awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for compatible devices. The OTA update has also started to roll out, but it's likely to be phased, and is first arriving for Android beta program users. Also, as is the case with initial rollouts, things aren't going as smoothly as one would expect from Google.Some initial installers reported (courtesy Android Police) that the OTA update was failing to install on their devices, showing an 'installation error'. Pixel XL users running developer preview 4 are particularly facing this issue, and Google temporarily even pulled Pixel and Pixel XL OTA updates to fix this issue. Pixel users running Nougat, and Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X users on the beta program have received the update, and could install them without any hiccups. However, Google was quick to respond and resolve the issue, with Android head Dave Burke claiming it was a signing issue..
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  • Google said on Monday the upcoming version of its Android mobile operating system will be called Oreo, continuing the tradition of naming software versions after a dessert. The Mountain View-based company is expected to release the final version of the new software later this year.Android Oreo, technically the 8.0 version of the operating system, brings several interesting features including picture-in-picture mode, which will enable users to watch a video in a resizable and movable small window atop of any other app. Imagine watching a video while texting your friends. Google is also making it possible for users to create customisable channel for each type of notification, through a feature called "notification channel."Additionally, notification badges are coming to apps, allowing users to see the number of notification an app has cultivated — and need their attention — by just looking at an app's icon on the home screen. Moreover, another new feature called "snoozing" will en..

    Android Oreo Is the Android O Release You’ve Been Waiting For

    Google said on Monday the upcoming version of its Android mobile operating system will be called Oreo, continuing the tradition of naming software versions after a dessert. The Mountain View-based company is expected to release the final version of the new software later this year.Android Oreo, technically the 8.0 version of the operating system, brings several interesting features including picture-in-picture mode, which will enable users to watch a video in a resizable and movable small window atop of any other app. Imagine watching a video while texting your friends. Google is also making it possible for users to create customisable channel for each type of notification, through a feature called "notification channel."Additionally, notification badges are coming to apps, allowing users to see the number of notification an app has cultivated — and need their attention — by just looking at an app's icon on the home screen. Moreover, another new feature called "snoozing" will en..
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  • After the initial rumour, Google confirmed that the Android O will be revealed on August 21, the same day as the Great American Eclipse this year. Users of compatible smartphones have been using the preview versions for a few months, but now the final stable version is set to arrive on these phones.Earlier this year, the tech giant outlined all the big features coming with Android 8.0.0, and four developer previews revealed more interesting tidbits as time progressed. Before the eclipse arrives, let's take a comprehensive look at all the new features coming with Android O, its release time and event live stream details, possible names, and much more before all the official information is spilled in a few hours from now.Android O event time, live streamAs mentioned, Android O is set to release alongside the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21. The live stream is set to begin at 2.40 pm New York Time (Tuesday, 12.10am IST). You can watch the live stream of the Android O even..

    Android O Release Date, Name, Features, Compatible Mobiles, and Everything We Know So Far

    After the initial rumour, Google confirmed that the Android O will be revealed on August 21, the same day as the Great American Eclipse this year. Users of compatible smartphones have been using the preview versions for a few months, but now the final stable version is set to arrive on these phones.Earlier this year, the tech giant outlined all the big features coming with Android 8.0.0, and four developer previews revealed more interesting tidbits as time progressed. Before the eclipse arrives, let's take a comprehensive look at all the new features coming with Android O, its release time and event live stream details, possible names, and much more before all the official information is spilled in a few hours from now.Android O event time, live streamAs mentioned, Android O is set to release alongside the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21. The live stream is set to begin at 2.40 pm New York Time (Tuesday, 12.10am IST). You can watch the live stream of the Android O even..
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  • After the initial rumour, Google confirmed that the Android O will be revealed on August 21, the same day as the Great American Eclipse this year. Users of compatible smartphones have been using the preview versions for a few months, but now the final stable version is set to arrive on these phones.Earlier this year, the tech giant outlined all the big features coming with Android 8.0.0, and four developer previews revealed more interesting tidbits as time progressed. Before the eclipse arrives, let's take a comprehensive look at all the new features coming with Android O, its release time and event live stream details, possible names, and much more before all the official information is spilled in a few hours from now.Android O event time, live streamAs mentioned, Android O is set to release alongside the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21. The live stream is set to begin at 2.40pm New York Time (Tuesday, 12.10am IST). You can watch the live stream of the Android O event..

    Android O Reveal Today: Name, New Features, Rollout, and Everything Else We Know So Far

    After the initial rumour, Google confirmed that the Android O will be revealed on August 21, the same day as the Great American Eclipse this year. Users of compatible smartphones have been using the preview versions for a few months, but now the final stable version is set to arrive on these phones.Earlier this year, the tech giant outlined all the big features coming with Android 8.0.0, and four developer previews revealed more interesting tidbits as time progressed. Before the eclipse arrives, let's take a comprehensive look at all the new features coming with Android O, its release time and event live stream details, possible names, and much more before all the official information is spilled in a few hours from now.Android O event time, live streamAs mentioned, Android O is set to release alongside the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21. The live stream is set to begin at 2.40pm New York Time (Tuesday, 12.10am IST). You can watch the live stream of the Android O event..
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  • Xiaomi is reportedly collaborating with Google on the next Android One smartphone. This piece of news largely makes sense as Xiaomi has proved itself as a strong player in the budget to mid-range categories offering great looking smartphones with decent specifications. Google, on the other hand, is yet to hit that sweet spot with its stock Android offerings. A partnership with Xiaomi will help Google access markets like India, which is where the Android One project began in the first place.A recent report by Indonesian outlet Krispitech suggests that Xiaomi is planning on launching a Mi 5X-inspired smartphone with Google's Android One experience. The report also hints that the new product will be called Xiaomi A1. Notably, the Mi 5X, which features a 5.5-inch full-HD display, an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, and 4GB of RAM is expected to come to India next month as the company has teased a launch of its first dual rear camera in the country.The Android One initiative by Go..

    Xiaomi Reportedly Working With Google on an Android One Smartphone

    Xiaomi is reportedly collaborating with Google on the next Android One smartphone. This piece of news largely makes sense as Xiaomi has proved itself as a strong player in the budget to mid-range categories offering great looking smartphones with decent specifications. Google, on the other hand, is yet to hit that sweet spot with its stock Android offerings. A partnership with Xiaomi will help Google access markets like India, which is where the Android One project began in the first place.A recent report by Indonesian outlet Krispitech suggests that Xiaomi is planning on launching a Mi 5X-inspired smartphone with Google's Android One experience. The report also hints that the new product will be called Xiaomi A1. Notably, the Mi 5X, which features a 5.5-inch full-HD display, an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, and 4GB of RAM is expected to come to India next month as the company has teased a launch of its first dual rear camera in the country.The Android One initiative by Go..
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