Around three months back, Google announced the launch of its eighth operating system and called it as Android O. But now this operating system has gotten an official name – Android 8.0 Oreo. We’re drooling over the name already!
The moment Google unveiled the official name of Android O, Android users around the world went into a frenzy because they couldn’t wait to get their hands on this new OS version. Most of the developers and those who are working in the smartphone industry are already aware that only selected smartphone users can get to download the beta version of the OS before the consumer version releases in the market. The consumer version of Android 8.0 Oreo is said to be released in a few days.
The Over The Air (OTA) version of Android 8.0 Oreo will be first hitting the following devices – Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Nexus player, and Pixel C tablet. Apart from these devices, the beta version will also be available for the smartphones. However, keep in mind that the beta version might not be compatible with your device. You can only find that out after downloading the OS version on your mobile device. So, if you’re ready to get a bit adventurous and want to try the Android 8.0 Oreo on your device, then follow our step-by-step guide:
To download the Android 8.0 Oreo on your smartphone, simply visit the Android Beta Program page by Google and sign in with your credentials.
After you’ve signed in with your details, you will need to ‘Enroll’ your mobile device to see if it supports the beta version of Android 8.0 Oreo or not.
Once your device is found compatible with the beta version and has been successfully enrolled, then you will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions by Google.
After you’ve agreed to the terms and condition, the system update for Android 8.0 Oreo will be then made available for your enrolled device. The update might show up rather quickly or take some time than usual. You just need to hold some patience.
While the system update is being made available for your enrolled device, keep in mind that you might also encounter some bugs during this process.
Besides the above-mentioned devices, there are also other smartphones that have been confirmed to receive updates for Android 8.0 Oreo. Most of the new Galaxy A and J series from Samsung will be getting the new OS Version. Furthermore, Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, and S7 Edge will also get the new version. Apart from Samsung, mobile phone companies like Sony, OnePlus, HTC, Nokia, Micromax, Essential, and Asus have also confirmed to have the new Android 8.0 Oreo in their selected handsets.
We can’t wait for the time when Android 8.0 Oreo will be made available for every handset in the market.