Android 8.0 Oreo ( Android O ) Supported Devices [Complete List]

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Next version of Google’s Android mobile operating system is almost ready for release. Android 8.0 has been the talk of the town in tech circles for quite some time now. So far, reports are indicating that Android 8.0 will be known as Android Oreo, or nicknamed Android O. Currently Android 8.0 Oreo is in development stage. Members of Google Developer community can download and test Android O right away. Android Oreo beta is available for users of Google Pixel phones, here is a guide on how to download and install Android O on Nexus and Pixel. Also, check out amazing Android O stock wallpapers. But if you don’t own a Nexus or Pixel smartphone, then you have to wait for your device manufacturer to release official firmware update, which could be weeks to months after the official public release of the Android O by Google. Until then you can treat yourself with Android O official launcher for any Android device.

However, i would like to clear that Google hasn’t officially confirmed the name of its next Android firmware yet. For now, it being referred to as Android Oreo, Android O, or Android 8.0, but most likely the company will stick to this name for mobile firmware. Next major Android firmware update is, of course, expected to improve on the current Android Nougat features. Industry analysts are predicting that Android O will mark the biggest shift in Android software to date and will be the best Android firmware of the lot.

Features of Android 8.0 Oreo / Android O:

Now let’s shed some spotlight on the features of the Android O smartphone firmware to give you a better idea about its various functions. It is true that Android O is being touted as the best mobile operating system ever designed owing to a unique set of features, and based on feedback of early beta tests. The new software will feature a full fledged Picture-in-Picture mode, which is the first for any Android OS. This is a great news for multi-taskers because now they can keep watching Netlfix, YouTube etc while at the same time work on another app like office document, WhatsApp, text, or any other app side-by-side. In the Picture-in-Picture mode, users can minimize a running app, let’s say YouTube, into a smaller floating window on the screen. Android O will also feature new app icons, notification center overhaul, along with whole range of other interesting new changes in the mobile firmware. There is also a new feature called the smart-text selection mode in Android Oreo. What it does is it allows users to complete tasks from the opened screen without moving to the actual app. For instance, you have selected a phone number anywhere or within any app, the smart-text mode will show the phone/call option right beside that number right there and all you have to do is to tap on it to call or text straight away. Also, let’s say, you have selected an address, the smart-text mode will pop-up the maps detailing the direction to that address along with the copy and paste options on the same screen.

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Like i mentioned above that the name of the next Android OS is yet to be finalized by Google. For now, its being referred to as the Android Oreo. This has to do with the past naming trend which suggests that Google prefers to name its Android software after some sort of dessert. Previous Android firmware names include Ice-Cream Sandwich, Gingerbread, Lollipop, KitKat, Marshmallow, Nougat among many others. However, if you remember, Google pushed an Easter egg having eight legs on it in the final developer preview of Android O not too long ago, which could mean that ‘O’ in Android O might actually stand for Octopus instead of Oreo. But, in the Easter egg, there was a fine white line carved right in the middle, which led some to believe that it points towards a dessert, most likely the Oreo. There is no doubt that eight legs of the Easter egg mean version 8.0 of Android. In short, although confusion regarding the final name persists, but we are placing our bets on Oreo.

List of Android 8.0 Compatible Devices

Moving on to the next important part, i.e., the devices compatible to run Android 8.0 firmware. This world of ours is plagued with low, mid and high-end Android smartphones from various manufacturers, which makes the release of a brand-new mobile firmware a challenging task for phone companies and Google. As in the past, Android 8.0 is unlikely to support and run smoothly on every single Android phone brand and phone currently operating all across the globe. Reason is not hard to grasp, there are so many different Android phone powered by their own hardware structure and architecture that making a software that runs seamlessly on all of them is virtually impossible. That’s why Google and Android phone manufacturers release official firmware updates for top brands and high selling devices only.

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Therefore, before considering about updating your phone to Android 8.0, it important to know whether your device is compatible to run it or not. To make this easier for you to know, we have assembled a complete list of Android 8.0 Oreo compatible devices below. Do note that support for some of the Android Devices mentioned below in the list may or may not be retracted by their manufacturers or Google. Also, support for more devices may be added in future for which we will keep on updating this post to reflect the changes, so stay tuned. For now, the list below includes devices from Google, Samsung, Sony, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei, LG, OnePlus, HTC and others.

Google

As is wont with Google, it pushes latest Android firmware for its own branded devices, such as Nexus and Pixel. Google is set to release the Pixel 2 smartphone somewhere around the Christmas holiday period. And if it does go through with the launch in September or October, then most likely it will be released with Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. Here are the devices that will run Android O.

  • Google Pixel XL
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel C
  • Google Nexus 6P
  • Google Nexus 5X
  • Google Nexus Player

Samsung

Samsung is the most popular Android manufacturer of them all. Its next Galaxy Note 8 phablet device will feature Android 7.1 Nougat with the imminent Android Oreo update to follow soon after its release.

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7/Galaxy Note Fan Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy A3, A5, A7 and A8 [2016 and 2017 series]

Sony

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium
  • Sony Xperia XZs
  • Sony Xperia XZ
  • Sony Xperia XA1 & XA1 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia XA & XA Ultra

Motorola

  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Moto Z2
  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z Force
  • Moto Z Play

Nokia

List of Nokia devices supporting Android O is based on predication made by HMD Global.

  • Nokia 3
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 8

HTC

  • HTC U11
  • HTC U Ultra (not confirmed yet but highly likely)
  • HTC U Play (awaiting confirmation but likely to get Android O update)

LG

  • LG V30
  • LG G6
  • LG G5
  • LG V20

Huawei

  • Huawei P10, P10 Plus, and P10 Lite
  • Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 2 & Nova 2 Plus
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei Honor 9

Xiaomi

  • Xiaomi Mi 6
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix
  • Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus
  • Xiaomi Mi 5S

OnePlus

  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 3T
  • OnePlus 3

That’s the latest list of all major Android devices to receive Android 8.0 Oreo firmware update. We will keep editing this post as and when more devices get the confirmation of the Android O support, so keep watching this space.

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