After a long and almost unbearable period of time, Android fans will finally get what they were waiting. Of course, even the name of the update made the fans almost lose their patience. They kept trying to figure out the word that begins with the letter “O” from the official name “Android 8.0 O”. Some said it’s about the sun because the update was launched on the Eclipse Day, other guessed the word when they went with the word “Oreo”. Google has recently officially confirmed the name; this being something that makes people be even more intrigued.
Ok, but when will the people be able to enjoy the new update?
Just a few hours Google has already pushed the final version of the Android 8.0 O update into the Android Beta Program. Just to get a glimpse of it, some images of the system images have already been published. Some of the devices that will happily support the Android 8.0 O update in the coming weeks are Pixel and Nexus, Google confirmed.
When asked about the rest of the devices that could be updated to Android 8.0 O, the company claimed that HTC, Samsung, Nokia, Essential, Kyocera, Huawei, Sony, Sharp and Motorola will get the update by the end of the year.
Unfortunately, the company’s answer is a little ambiguous and it lacks of certainty. Many of the devices that have been announced to support the update are still subject to companies that have their own policy and the update will probably come to each device at different periods of time. For instance, the last time when an Android update was available (last year’s Android 7.0 Nougat) Samsung was one of the companies that had other priorities and it began upgrading the smartphones 5 months after Google announced the new update possibility. This is why it still isn’t clear when will some of the users be able to upgrade their phones to the Android 8.0 O update.