The Google Pixel Android 8.0 Oreo update is officially available. On August 21st Google announced and released its latest software for recent Nexus and Pixel devices. Here we’ll go over everything you need to know about the update. Including some reasons to, and not to download it today, and what to expect.
And while over the air updates are rolling out as we speak, some users are experiencing problems. The Android 8.0 update isn’t installing for some, while others are wondering if they should wait. Wait for any bugs to get addressed, or if it’s worth jumping in right away.
Our guide will go over everything you need to know about the Pixel Android 8.0 update. We’ll address the improvements, new features, performance, and how to downgrade back to Android 7.0 Nougat. Not to mention potential Google Pixel Android 8.0 problems and what you need to know moving forward.
The early developer preview and beta’s of Android 8.0 weren’t perfect. In fact, there’s a list of known problems right from Google. Most of those should be resolved by now, as this is the official global release of Android 8.0 Oreo. Still, we recommend updating with caution when you have enough time to do it properly.
Here’s a list of everything that’s new in Android 8.0 Oreo, and what to expect once your device gets the update. Some noteworthy new changes are picture-in-picture mode, auto-fill for apps, and tons of security improvements. This release is faster, more powerful, and smarter than ever before. Notifications dots are a nice new feature, and background limits should improve battery life.
It’s worth noting that as of right now only those enrolled in the earlier beta program are getting the update. We expect the rollout to continue to all users within the next few days, if not sooner. We’ll update as soon as we learn more.