Further, the new Android version comes with enhanced security protection. Google described this in May as separating the Android operating system framework from specific vendor implementations, which is just a way of saying that it wants to draw a line between the software and proprietary silicon-related aspects of a given device.
Not everyone installs Google's developer preview builds for the next version of Android.
"A common strategy employed by PHA [potentially harmful apps] authors is to deliver their apps via a hostile downloader", Android security product manager Edward Cunningham wrote yesterday on Google's Android Developers Blog. Stay tuned and we'll let you know if HTC reveals plans to update any more of its devices to Oreo. While all four Nokia Android phones will be getting Android 8.0, we can expect Moto's 2017 range of smartphones to receive it as well.More news: S.Korea, US begin talks over reviewing trade deal
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Android 8.0 Oreo update will first come to Google devices like Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player before spreading to popular handsets from other OEMs. However, it will be the last update for the 2016 OnePlus phones, as they will not be updated to Android P when it launches in 2019, the company has said.
Like BlackBerry, HTC has also confirmed Android Oreo update only for one of its smartphones, the latest HTC U11.
Extraordinary emojis: Android Oreo brings along a team of fully-redesigned emojis, with a superhero segment as well.
What if you don't have a compatible device? Coolpad phones will also get Android Oreo update. Huawei phones, HTC phones, LG phones and Sony phones will also get NAdroid Oreo update. Recently launched Coolpad Play 6 in India will get the Android Oreo update by December.
The phones from other OEMs which run stock Android, are the ones who get the newer version updates faster than the ones which don't.