Android 8. Oreo could quickly be coming to a Samsung Galaxy S8 near you

Android 8. Oreo may well quickly be on its way to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, as examination firmware for Samsung smartphones has popped up. 

Oreo firmware updates spotted by SamMobile contain the latter ‘Z’ in their model names, which has earlier been employed to denote that the firmware is for Samsung phones, as very last year’s Android 7. Nougat updates for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge also contained the same letter in the firmware.

As these types of, Android Oreo firmware versions labelled G950FXXE1ZQI7 and G955FXXU1ZQI7 are predicted for the Galaxy S8 and its bigger sibling respectively.

A beta model of the Samsung-flavoured Oreo firmware is predicted to be rolled out very quickly, but neither Samsung or Google have unveiled when specifically the mobile functioning procedure will come across its way on to Samsung handsets, or without a doubt which of the South Korean company’s array of smartphones and tablets will get the Oreo cure.

However, Samsung is very likely to push Oreo out to both of the Galaxy S8s and its Galaxy Be aware 8, give the phones are at the prime of its smartphone pile very last-technology handsets like the Galaxy S7 will probably get Android 8. pushed out to them, but there’s a possibility that older phones like the Galaxy S6 might be remaining to tick alongside with Android Nougat.

Google has supplied Oreo a complete nip and tuck to make it less complicated for smartphone makers to up grade to when they are making use of their have tailor made user interfaces on prime of Android. But Samsung’s TouchWiz UI has its electronic claws significantly deep in Android, including all method of tailor made factors, which can in transform make it challenging to up grade the core OS with out creating other apps and tailor made functions to malfunction or basically glance a very little weird.

Android Oreo provides in a far more robust protection centre, which means Android lovers with considerations about hackers and privateness will want to up grade to Oreo as quickly as probable, so we can think about that if Samsung takes substantially longer in pushing out its Oreo update consumers of its flagship phones could get a very little disgruntled.

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OnePlus 3T Receives Leaked Build of HydrogenOS Based on Android 8.0 Oreo

We’ve seen a number of OEMs such as OnePlus, Nokia, Sony, and others say they’re currently working on the Android 8.0 update, so it’s somewhat of a race to see which one is able to push out an OTA first. It was recently leaked that OnePlus has started a closed beta test of Android Oreo for the OnePlus 3/3T with an alleged goal of rolling out an open beta by the end of this month. But today, OnePlus 3T users who want to get their hands on Android Oreo can do so through a leaked internal build of HydrogenOS that has been shared on our forums.

OnePlus manages two different versions of their software depending on your location. The company installs OxygenOS on most of their devices, but if your phone originated in China (or maybe you just manually flashed it yourself) then it will have HydrogenOS installed on it. For the most part, these two look and function mostly the same but there are some subtle differences (such as no Google apps and some pre-installed Chinese apps on HydrogenOS).

Apparently, a leaked version of a closed beta test for HydrogenOS based on Android 8.0 Oreo has been posted online and can try it out right now. XDA Junior Member  has uploaded a version to our OnePlus 3T forum and this was mirrored by XDA Member standbyme91 so there are multiple sources you can download it from.

Remember though, this is the Chinese version of the ROM so while you can set the language to English, it will not be the same OxygenOS that you are used to. Plus, there are no Google apps pre-installed. However, you can install the Google Play Store from the pre-installed Market App.

Reports say that installing this will lock the bootloader. Nearly all hardware aspects of the device are reported to work, and some users have even tested and confirmed that VoLTE works. A user also confirmed that Project Treble is not on board with this release, but we shouldn’t assume that this will always be the case since we’re still some time away from an official release. On the other hand, users are reporting that rootless Substratum theme support works on this build, which is great news for fans of custom themes!

If you want to try it out, be sure to read the thread in full before flashing because it requires you to use the MsmDownloadTool so it isn’t a conventional installation. Again, do not flash this if you are not comfortable messing with your phone.


Download HydrogenOS based on Android Oreo for the OnePlus 3T

Download Lineage OS 15 For Moto Z (Android 8. Oreo)

Download Lineage OS 15 For Moto Z (Android 8.0 Oreo)

The 2016 introduced device, Moto Z, is one particular of the very best funds telephones and the very best part is, this device would also receive official Android Oreo OTA update in in close proximity to future. Now, we all know that Motorola, a Lenovo obtained business, has become very careless in offering updates on time, so it’s not obvious when the device would receive OTA update.

Still, if you want to wait for the formal update, you can wait but if you want to taste the Android Oreo on your Moto Z as before long as possible, then you should really go with the Lineage OS 15 for Moto Z which is dependent on Android Oreo. Now, this Lineage OS 15 for Moto Z is shared by a properly-known XDA developer, erfanoabdi.

According to the aspects, this Lineage OS 15 for Moto Z has almost each characteristic of Android Oreo, which includes the photograph-in-photograph mode or the notification dots. Having said that, it has also been said that people could possibly practical experience some bugs. A further detail to detect right here is, some features could possibly be missing as of now, but all these problems will be solved through future updates/upgrades.

 

Pre-requisites:

 

  1. To put in this ROM on Moto Z, you have to have root accessibility.
  2. This is ROM is specifically made for Moto Z, so, never test to put in it on other gadgets.
  3. Lineage OS 15 for Moto Z is crafted on top of Android Oreo, that’s why has almost all the features.
  4. This ROM may possibly incorporate some bugs.
  5. Changing ROM deletes your total device information, just take a total backup right before continuing in direction of installation.
  6. Make sure that your device has at the very least 60% battery charged.
  7. Follow every single and every step very meticulously. We are not accountable for any form of mishappening to your device.

 

Issues/Bugs:

  1. Camera Preview
  2. Online video
  3. MP3 Playback

 

Download Lineage OS 15 for Moto Z:

 

Installation Method:

  1. The initially detail which required is a customized recovery. If you previously have one particular set up on your device, skip this stage. Right here, we are using TWRP customized recovery.
  2. Now, once you have completed with stage 1, download all the 3 files Lineage OS 15 for Moto Z, GApps, and Magisk (optional) and conserve them in the external storage of the device.
  3. At the time completed, GoTo the Link and comply with the Installation methods from 3 to 7.
  4. Soon after subsequent every single stage from the connection meticulously, flash the Magisk file, which you have downloaded.
  5. Now, at the conclude, you have to wipe cache & Dalvik cache. And after wiping, reboot your device.
  6. Congratulations, you have now Lineage OS 15 set up on your Computer. Go to Configurations > About Cell phone and confirm the exact.

Take pleasure in Android Oreo features on your Moto Z.

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Some Pixel XL users experience random reboots on Oreo

With every new release of Android comes a spate of problems that need to be worked through. Android Nougat launched with some Bluetooth issues that prevented people from connecting to their Bluetooth-enabled devices, while Marshmallow had no shortage of launch issues too. Now it seems as though an issue from the developer preview version of Android Oreo has made its way into the launch version.

The issue was first logged on the Google Issue Tracker back in July 2017 where Artem Russakovskii reporting his phone rebooting faster than he’s ever seen and functioned weirdly afterward. The issue sees the phone perform a soft reboot and then afterward no sound is available at all until a proper reboot has been performed. Here’s how the issue is first described on Google’s issue tracker.

Have DP4 installed on Pixel XL. I was on the phone, then suddenly a reboot, but was a really quick one, never seen a phone reboot this fast before. Phone soft rebooted, audio unavailable in any app. Some apps fail silently, some not so silently (see attached screenshot).
A proper reboot using the system reboot option fixed the sound.

Now Artem is reporting that his Pixel XL is rebooting “pretty much every single day.” A cursory search of the term Pixel XL reboot on Twitter shows that lots of people are experiencing this issue after upgrading their Pixel XL to Android Oreo.

Google eventually responded to the original complaint about this reboot issue and marked the issue as “Won’t Be Fixed.”

Status: Won’t Fix (Not Reproducible)

We believe the issue was due to a known issue related to a file descriptor leak but it is hard to confirm without further context. We are working on improving error reporting around these cases to try to ensure they are easier to root cause in the future.

Are you experiencing any random reboots on your Pixel or Pixel XL that has received the Android Oreo update? If so, let us know in the comments what device you’re running Android Oreo on.

Motorola backtracks again, confirms Moto G4 Plus will receive Android Oreo

Motorola backtracks again, confirms Moto G4 Plus will receive Android Oreo

Motorola backtracks again, confirms Moto G4 Plus will receive Android Oreo

LENOVO-OWNED Motorola has made yet another U-turn and has said that the Moto G4 Plus will get Android Oreo after all.

Earlier this week, the company last week released a list of devices that will be receiving the upgrade, and despite its previous insistence that the Moto G4 “will get upgraded to Android operating system versions N and O”, both the G4 and G4 Plus are missing from the lineup.

The full list is as follows: Moto Z, Z Droid, Z Force Droid, Z Play, Z Play Droid, Z2 Play, Z2 Force Edition, X4, G5, G5 Plus, G5S and the Moto G5S Plus. 

What’s more, an eagle-eyed Reddit user has spotted that the firm has removed all references to that previous-promised Oreo upgrade from its marketing material. 

As well as yanking references from its Moto G4 landing page and its listing on Amazon India, the Reddit post notes that a tweet from the official Motorola India Twitter, which recently confirmed Oreo for Moto G4, has been removed.

Naturally, news of Motorola’s shady backtracking hasn’t gone down well with the company’s customers.

One user wrote on Reddit: “Motorola makes good phones when it comes to hardware (the G3 2015 is amazing for its budget pricing and is waterproof) but their update policy is simply horrible. I’m glad that the modding community exists (both 7.1 and 8.0 are available to me) or else I would be seriously pissed off. They gave my phone an update from 5 to 6.0 in the first few months and called it a day.”

Another moaned: “Motorola has a horrible track record for having extremely late updates, discontinuing updates earlier than initially promised and so on, I stopped getting their phones because of it. You’d think that the fact they basically just ship stock android they’ed have good software support but nope!”

However, in a statement given to INQ, Motorola has clarified that the Moto G4 Plus will receive the update, although noted that it’s unlikely to arrive anytime soon.

“It’s been brought to our attention that there were some errors in our marketing materials around Android O upgrades for Moto G4 Plus. This was an oversight on our part and we apologize for this miscommunication,” a spokesperson said.

“It’s our general practice for the Moto G family to get one major OS upgrade per device, but it’s important to us we keep our promises, so in addition to the N upgrade it has already received, we will be upgrading Moto G4 Plus to Android O. Because this is an unplanned upgrade, it will take some time to fit it into our upgrade schedule.”

The company failed to mention the Moto G4, which probably means that it’s not going to receive the previous-promised Android Oreo update. 

We’ll update this article when we hear more. µ

Motorola to Honor Android Oreo Update Promise for the Moto G4 Plus

Lenovo caused an uproar in the community when it announced its Android 8.0 Oreo update plans for its smartphone portfolio. The update list included most 2017 smartphones and 2016 flagships, but ended up excluding the Moto G4 Plus.

Such uproar was rightfully warranted in this case, as Motorola had explicitly promised Android N and Android O updates for the Moto G4 Plus in its marketing materials. This left Motorola no room to wiggle out of their promise on semantics alone, as ambiguous wording like “one major Android version” or “one year’s software update” were not present in their sales pitch at all.

The situation appeared all the more frustrating when one realizes that the newer generation Moto G5 can not really be considered a thorough, substantial upgrade over the older Moto G4. Here is a quick comparison between key specifications of the devices (and the Moto G5S as well) in order to highlight the major differences:

Specification Moto G4 Moto G5 Moto G5S
Launch May 2016 February 2017 August 2017
Display Size 5.5″ 5″ 5.2″
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
4x Cortex-A53 @1.5GHz +
4x Cortex-A53 @1.2GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
8x Cortex-A53 @1.4GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
8X Cortex-A53 @1.4GHz
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 505 Adreno 505
Internal Storage 16/32GB 16/32GB 32GB
RAM 2GB 2/3GB 3GB
Rear Camera 13MP, f/2.0 13MP, f/2.0, PDAF 16MP, f/2.0, PDAF
Front Camera 5MP, f/2.2 5MP, f/2.2 5MP, f/2.0
Battery 3000 mAh 2800 mAh 3000 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor No Yes Yes

The improvements between the smartphones were mainly found in the design as each successive “generation” of the Moto G lineup from the G4 onwards started adopting more metal in its external hardware. But on the inside, the Moto G5 comes off as an unimpressive downgrade in key specifications from its predecessor, while the Moto G5S counts as a mere sidegrade to an existing Moto G4 owner.

A somewhat similar situation exists on the Plus variants:

Specification Moto G4 Plus Moto G5 Plus Moto G5S Plus
Launch May 2016 February 2017 August 2017
Display Size 5.5″ 5.2″ 5.5″
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
4x Cortex-A53 @1.5GHz +
4x Cortex-A53 @1.2GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
8x Cortex-A53 @2GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
8X Cortex-A53 @2GHz
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 506 Adreno 506
Internal Storage 16/32/64GB 32/64GB 32/64GB
RAM 2/3/4GB 2/3/4GB 3/4GB
Rear Camera 16MP, f/2.0, PDAF & Laser AF 12MP, f/1.7 Dual 13MP, f/2.0
Front Camera 5MP, f/2.2 5MP, f/2.2 8MP, f/2.0
Battery 3000 mAh 300 mAh 3000 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes Yes

The Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5S Plus gave a larger reason to upgrade with their adoption of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 that featured 14nm FinFET technology, and changes to the rear camera setup may have also been good driving factors to prefer the newer device over the older Moto G4 Plus.

But the argument still stood. Whether or not the G5/G5S and G5 Plus/G5S Plus make worthy successors to the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus should be irrelevant to the software upgradeability of the G4 lineup, especially when Motorola explicitly mentioned Android Oreo update for the G4 Plus (at least). The fact that some of the successors were sidegrades made the situation worse as it highlighted how Motorola and Lenovo were banking heavily on planned obsolescence to make current devices appear as better purchases over their predecessors.

What’s even worse, Motorola was caught attempting to edit its marketing materials to remove mentions of a promised Android O update. Newer infographics on product pages only mention Android N as a promised update, with Android O removed to make it appear that it was never promised in the first place. Motorola India also erred when it replied to a user on Twitter re-affirming their promise for Oreo on the G4 Plus. However, the error was quickly noticed and the tweet was deleted. But several users on Twitter managed to call out this mistake by Motorola.

Seeing the uproar and the damage to reputation it caused, Motorola has issued a statement to AndroidPolice after their coverage on the same:

It’s been brought to our attention that there were some errors in our marketing materials around Android O upgrades for Moto G4 Plus. This was an oversight on our part and we apologize for this miscommunication. It’s our general practice for the Moto G family to get one major OS upgrade per device, but it’s important to us we keep our promises, so in addition to the N upgrade it has already received, we will be upgrading Moto G4 Plus to Android O. Because this is an unplanned upgrade, it will take some time to fit it into our upgrade schedule. Watch our software upgrade page for more information.

Motorola’s statement mentions that the Moto G4 Plus’s marketing materials had errors when it came to talking about updates. So in order to “keep their promise”, the company will release Android Oreo for the Moto G4 Plus. But because of this supposedly being an “unplanned” update, it will take some time to arrive.

The update statement entirely skips over the Moto G4, ignoring that such a device still exists. The Moto G4 and G4 Plus are almost the same phone with a few minor differences, like the lack of a fingerprint sensor on the G4. Motorola is also shielding itself on a technicality, as it only promised Android O for the G4 Plus. Thus, it would appear that there is no obligation on them to assume responsibility for the G4. Nevertheless, it’s good to see that at the very least, their initial promise is being honored and users will get the update that possibly influenced their purchase decision.


 

What are your thoughts on the latest promise from Lenovo/Motorola? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Source for Motorola’s statement: AndroidPolice

Motorola quietly dropped support for the Moto G4 line despite promising an Oreo update

Update: Motorola says Moto G4 will get Android Oreo after all.

Motorola used to be one of the best choices for getting timely updates on your Android device, second to Google. But following its sale to Lenovo, updates started to slow down. At this point, updates on Motorola devices are constantly in question, and now the company is giving us another example of this…

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Recently Motorola published a list of devices it would be updating to Android Oreo with some notable omissions, but there’s definitely one that hurts more than the rest: the Moto G4 family. The G4 was released just over a year ago and the company is apparently already dropping support for it. This is especially irritating since one of the marketing points for the phones was the fact that it would get two major updates, specifically Android Nougat and Oreo.

A Reddit user came out the other day bringing up the fact that Motorola was previously so vocal about how the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus would be updated to Oreo. Posters advertising the phone clearly highlighted that an update was coming, and even the paperwork inside of the box mentions how the company will be updating the devices.

Making matters worse, Motorola has been actively removing mentions of this promise. Online marketing materials for the phone ditch any mention of O, and even the Amazon listings with banners that previously mentioned the update no longer do.

Even Motorola’s social media team isn’t 100% aware of the fact that support has been pulled with a tweet going up (since deleted) as of September 15th stating that the G4 Plus would indeed be updated (via Android Police).

Obviously, customers are pretty annoyed with this whole situation. Not only is Motorola actively breaking a promise it very clearly made, but it’s also dropping devices that aren’t even two years old yet. We can only hope that the backlash from these changes leads the company to reverse its decision.


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Motorola backtracks on Moto G4 Android Oreo upgrade promise

Motorola backtracks on Moto G4 Android Oreo upgrade promise

Motorola backtracks on Moto G4 Android Oreo upgrade promise

LENOVO-OWNED Motorola has seemingly backtracked on its promise that the Moto G4 will receive an update to Android Oreo.

The company last week released a list of devices that will be receiving the upgrade, and despite its previous insistence that the Moto G4 “will get upgraded to Android operating system versions N and O”, both the G4 and G4 Plus are missing from the lineup.

The full list is as follows: Moto Z, Z Droid, Z Force Droid, Z Play, Z Play Droid, Z2 Play, Z2 Force Edition, X4, G5, G5 Plus, G5S and the Moto G5S Plus. 

What’s more, an eagle-eyed Reddit user has spotted that the firm has removed all references to that previous-promised Oreo upgrade from its marketing material. 

As well as yanking references from its Moto G4 landing page and its listing on Amazon India, the Reddit post notes that a tweet from the official Motorola India Twitter, which recently confirmed Oreo for Moto G4, has been removed.

Naturally, news of Motorola’s shady backtracking hasn’t gone down well with the company’s customers.

One user wrote on Reddit: “Motorola makes good phones when it comes to hardware (the G3 2015 is amazing for its budget pricing and is waterproof) but their update policy is simply horrible. I’m glad that the modding community exists (both 7.1 and 8.0 are available to me) or else I would be seriously pissed off. They gave my phone an update from 5 to 6.0 in the first few months and called it a day.”

Another moaned: “Motorola has a horrible track record for having extremely late updates, discontinuing updates earlier than initially promised and so on, I stopped getting their phones because of it. You’d think that the fact they basically just ship stock android they’ed have good software support but nope!”

In a statement, Motorola refused to comment the G4 U-turn, instead telling INQ: “Today, we can only confirm the models named in the blogpost.” µ

Motorola has silently removed all references to its Moto G4 Oreo update promise

Motorola recently revealed a list of smartphones that it said would receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Notably missing from the list was the Moto G4 series, not only because it is not even 18 months old at this point, but also because Motorola had explicitly promised Oreo update for these devices.

And now, it has come to light that the company has even silently removed all references to its Moto G4 Oreo update promise. Here’s the first proof – on left is part of the original Moto G4 poster promising both Android N and O updates, and on the right is the updated poster, that just promises Android N.

Moving on, following is a YouTube video of the phone’s listing on Amazon India. The video was uploaded in May 2016, when the device was brand new. If you pause the video at 1:02, you’ll again see the Android O update promise.

However, if you now take a look at the current Moto G4 landing page on Amazon India, you’ll observe there are no traces of Android O (or Oreo).

Following is another proof – a brochure in Spanish – that Motorola marketed the handset saying it’ll get both Android Nougat and Oreo updates. See the third-last line in the MOTO PURE section:

And now, here’s is something that suggests not everyone in the company is at the same page when it comes to the Moto G4 Android O update. The official Motorola India Twitter account recently confirmed Oreo for Moto G4, but the tweet was pulled shortly thereafter.

Well, looks like Motorola’s priorities have changed, and delivering on all promises is certainly not in the list. The redditor who dug up all these details rightly asks, “Isn’t Motorola selling a product by deceiving customers using false information?”

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Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Android Oreo update screening, launch routine aspects and extra

Before this week, a report emerged that Samsung has commenced screening Android Oreo for flagship Galaxy S8 (& S8+) collection. Now, for the first time, tangible proof has surfaced on line to demonstrate it.

The flagship product working Google’s latest OS has been spotted on common performance benchmarking site, Geekbench, confirming the screening is certainly underway and would shortly attain the public shortly.

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When will Samsung Galaxy S8 collection get Android Oreo update?

Samsung Galaxy S8 with Android Oreo has scored 2029 and 6,845 on single-main and multi-main exams on Geekbench. There is a marginal boost in marks when in comparison to device’s Geekbench score of 2024 and 6,695 points in terms of single-main and multi-main performance exams performed with Android Nougat on the exact Geekbench, we tested in the course of our evaluation.

Examine extra: Samsung Galaxy S8 Total Evaluate

We imagine Samsung will go on to check the Galaxy S8 collection for an additional thirty day period or two, to optimise the application to boost its performance and also score on the benchmarking apps.

So, Galaxy S8 collection house owners can be expecting to get the flavor of the Google’s chocolate cookie flavoured cell OS update in October-conclude or early November.

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Galaxy S8 spotted on Geekbench with Android Oreo When will Flagship Samsung cell phone get Google cell update?Geekbench (display screen-shot)

What is actually coming in Android Oreo?

Android Oreo delivers various enhancements about the Android Nougat application, such as faster booting time, extended battery lifetime, extra fluid activities to phones, latest protection patches through Google Play Defend that quickly checks malware within all the applications put in on the cell.

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Google’s Android 8. Oreo: Top rated 8 characteristic upgrades about v7. NougatAndroid Formal Web site

A further crucial part of Android Oreo is the Rescue Get together characteristic, which helps the product to get well from continuous boot loops.

Examine extra: Google Android Oreo vs Android Nougat: What is actually changed?

Android Oreo also delivers various new characteristics such as image-in-image, which lets consumers to do two responsibilities at the same time, like examining the calendar though arranging a celebration on a Duo video connect with. And Intelligent Textual content Range enhances duplicate and paste. With the assist of device mastering to recognise entities on the display screen — like a total handle — consumers will be able to conveniently decide on textual content they want with a double faucet, and even convey up an application like Maps to assist in the course of navigation.

It has to be mentioned that Samsung will incorporate its own tailor made characteristics in to the Google’s Android Oreo resource code to increase person-working experience on the Galaxy S8 collection.

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