tech2 News StaffSep 15, 2017 09:58:30 IST
Motorola has released a list of smartphone models which will receive the new Android Oreo 8.0 update.
These smartphone models are from the Moto Z and Moto G5 fraternity. They include: Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z2 Force Edition, Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z, Moto Z Play, Moto G5S Plus, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5, and Moto X4.
In the US website of the Lenovo-owned company, the software update is marked as dependant on carrier partners. Moreover, for some models, partner support is pending.
Meanwhile, some of the models will not receive any further update. Motorola hasn't specified a timeline for the rollout, only going so far as to say that "The next generation of Android - Android 8.x Oreo - has been released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP)."
Of course, the Motorola-built Nexus 6 has already received the update.
While Motorola has given a list of models for which the upgrade would be available, Nokia, back in June, had confirmed that Android O would be available on the Nokia 3, 5 and 6. According to Geekbench, the Nokia 8 may receive an Android O update. However, it is yet to be confirmed, but it does seem very likely.
Also, OnePlus has updated OxygenOS to Android 8.0 Oreo for the users in its closed beta group. According to a report by Android Police, the company is set to roll out the closed beta Android Oreo 8.0 builds for OnePlus 3T and 5 in the near future. The interesting thing to note here is that according to the report, OnePlus is aiming for the end of September for the release of a public beta build.
Android Oreo which was released on 21 August on the same day that America experienced its first total solar eclipse in a 100 years, and was launched via a livestream. One of the interesting features included in Android Oreo was a picture in picture mode, thus allowing multitasking. This feature was initially an Android TV-only feature.
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