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List of Smartphones & Tablet Mobile Devices Getting the Latest Android Oreo 8.0 Update

The latest version of Android mobile operating system called Android Oreo (Android 8.0) is now officially announced to the public after several rumors concerning it. And It may interest you to know that, the latest Android 8.0 update which is indeed called Oreo is now ready and available for some users. For now, the update is rolling out first for Pixel smartphones, and that of the latest Nexus smartphones (Nexus 6P & Nexus 5X). Android 8.0 Oreo is developed with nice Features; as better new features are still rolling out for the update. So as it stands now, the update is currently under testing mode for most mobile devices.  

Google announced that other devices apart from Pixel and Nexus smartphones, that they will receive the latest Android “O” update version before the end of this year 2017. But before then, below are the List of Smartphones and Tablets eligible to get the Android Oreo Update this present year. For Blackberry device users, it may also interest you to know that Blackberry manufacturing company has officially approved that the Keyone will also be receiving the latest operating system update of Android Oreo, in no distance time from now. So users should get ready for such upgrade.

Before the listing of devices getting the new Android Oreo version, below are some basic highlights of the trending Android Operating System which you will like to know about.

>> The new Android OS came with improved customized notifications
>> Embedded with more control over background running applications
>> Added many new keyboard features.
>> Added with latest improved adaptive icons.
>> Came with improved cache handling functionality
>> Several new gestures
Android 8.0 Oreo update brings better features and design far different and better than Android 7 Nougat version.
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Features of Android 8.0 Oreo version

Picture-In-Picture Mode
With the new Oreo’s Picture-in-picture mode, you can be able to shrink a video into a small, resizable box which can be kept u on top of other windows. And to make it shrink to picture-in-picture mode, the video playing has to be in full-screen mode. Then proceed to click on the home button and get the box resized just by tapping it ones. Or you can choose to move the video around your phone screen. You can as well resume playback from the notifications shade option.

The feature is actually available in few applications such as chrome and as well YouTube Red. If you wish to turn off the Picture-in-picture feature, may be because you don’t like it again or doesn’t want to use it again, then navigate to your settings menu. (Click settings from phone menu > Apps and Notifications > Advanced > Special app access > Picture-in-picture and now toggle off for each app. That’s all and the feature will be turned off.

New Emojis
Android 8.0 Oreo Emojis feature

Android introduced and improved on emojis smiley faces for this Android Oreo version. About new 70 emojis has been added to the update; such as T-rex, vomit face, Dracula etc.

Google Play Protect
Google play protect on android Oreo is also a smart feature that keep in check to all the apps present in Google Play Store. According to Google, it is reportedly said that over 50 billion of apps will be scanned daily in order to prevent malicious apps from getting installed on any user’s phone.


Improved Notifications
Users can Customize their phone notifications as the want when updated with latest Android Oreo version. In this section, you will get to see Notification dots which happens to be a subtle addition to Oreo. So when there is a new notification or something that needs your attention, a dot like feature appears over an app icon. Is either you open the app or you long click on it, in other to get a quick peek at the information it has.
Instead of above notification type or you don’t want it at all, you can simply switch off the notification dot.

Furthermore, on the notification feature, you can as well have more specific control over notifications using channels. For example, using YouTube; there are 2 channels involved: the first which is download notifications and the other general notifications. Now for each of the channels, you can customize how your Android should display notices. You can as well enable it on the lock screen when your device is locked with password, blink the light or even show a dot. If you want all the feature to be active, then should enable or activate the three to function on the device.  

Smart Text Selection
Smart Text Selection, is as well added to Android Oreo update. And the work is to enable users make best selection of relevant text; for example, Address, phone number etc. by just double clicking over the whole text presented.

Smart Auto-Fill
Autofill is a smart filling credential feature that has been in existence for quite long now.  it is presently available for most smartphones running on both new and old android mobile operating systems. As a matter of fact, the feature supports users in entering required credentials automatically into an application; provided such credentials have been entered before using the smartphone. So the trending Oreo OS came with an improved smart Autofill functionality for inputting of credentials in a right field when filling a form online or offline using your Android phones.

This very Autofill does a default to Google smart lock. The thing is that, if you log in to your Chrome browser on a desktop or PC, then switch to your phone, and all the login details carry over. You can change it to another service by navigating to Settings > Languages and Input > Autofill service.

Now, if you open an app such as Facebook or twitter which requires login details, just tap the login button and the autofill option with button will pop up to automatically fill the fields with your correct usernames and passwords. Same thing is also applicable to other several third-party apps, as autofill will make life easier when entering or setting up your Master password for automatic filling. The feature also allows fingerprint sensor too.

Improved Sound Quality
The update on Android 8.0 Oreo came with “High-quality Bluetooth audio codecs” which gives a great sound quality while playing music through a wireless audio device. This development as am seeing it will likely remove the usage of headphone jack in upcoming Android device. Also, there is a fair chance that newly upcoming pixels’ devices may not come with a headphone jack.


Below is the list of Supported Devices for Android O 8.0 Oreo Update

1). Google Android Oreo Update:
Below are expected Google mobile and tablets devices (Pixel devices and latest Nexus devices) to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update shortly.
>> Google Pixel (Update is available for download here)
>> Google Pixel XL (Update is available for download here)
>> Google Pixel 2
>> Google Pixel C (Update is available for download here)
>> Google Nexus Player (Update is available for download here)

For Google devices which this particular (Android Oreo 8.0 update) won’t be available for are:
Google Nexus 3, Google Nexus 4 and Google Nexus 5 smartphones.

2). Samsung Android Oreo Update
Below comes the list of Samsung smartphones getting Android 8.0 Oreo update.
>> Samsung Galaxy S8(G950F, G950W)
>> Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Upcoming device)
>> 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.

For Samsung devices not receiving this new Android Oreo 8.0 update are:
Samsung Galaxy On5, Samsung Galaxy On8, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, 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).

3). Motorola Android Oreo Update
>> Moto Z2 Play
>> Moto Z Play
>> Moto Z Style
>> Moto Z Force
>> Moto G5 Plus (XT1684, XT1685, XT1687)
>> Moto G5(All Models)
>> Moto G4 Plus (All models)
>> Moto G4(All models)
>> Moto Z(XT1635-03)

4). LG Android Oreo Update
>> LG Q8
>> LG Q6
>> LG X Venture
>> LG Pad IV 8.0
>> LG G6(H870, H870DS, US987)
>> LG G5(H850, H858, US996, H860N,)
>> LG V30 (Upcoming)
>> LG V20(H990DS, H990N, US996,)
>> LG V10(H960, H960A, H960AR)
>> LG Nexus 5X (Available to download)
LG devices that won’t receive the Android Oreo 8.0 update are as follows:
(LG G4, LG G4 Beat, LG Ray, LG K8, LG K5, LG K3, LG G3, LG G2)

5). Xiaomi Android Oreo Update
>> Xiaomi Mi Max
>> Xiaomi Mi Max 2
>> Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
>> Xiaomi Mi Note 2
>> Xiaomi Mi Mix
>> Xiaomi Mi 5X
>> Xiaomi Redmi 5A
>> Xiaomi Mi 6
>> Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Upcoming)
>> Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 (Upcoming)
>> Xiaomi Mi 5s
>> Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

For Xiaomi devices not receive the latest 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

6). OnePlus Android Oreo Update
OnePlus Android O 8.0 update list
>> OnePlus 5
>> OnePlus 3T
>> OnePlus 3
OnePlus Devices which will not receive the Android Oreo 8.0 update are:
>> OnePlus 2 >> OnePlus X >> OnePlus One

7). Asus Android Oreo Update
8). ZTE Android Oreo Update
9). Nokia Android Oreo Update
10). Vivo Android Oreo Update
11). Acer Android Oreo Update
12). Smartron Android Oreo Update
13). YU Android Oreo Update
14). Huawei Android Oreo Update
15). Lenovo Android Oreo Update
16). Oppo Android Oreo Update
17). Blu Android Oreo Update
18). Sony Android Oreo Update
19). HTC Android Oreo Update

That’s all the list of supported smartphones that will be receiving Android O 8.0 update before the end of this year 2017. Check out refs here.

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