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How to Install the Google Pixel Android 8.0 Oreo Update

How to Install the Google Pixel Android 8.0 Oreo Update

Now that you've prepared ahead of time getting the update is actually very simple. 

This is a free update that only takes a couple of minutes and you don't need a developer account or anything. Simply wait for the over-the-air update notification to hit your Pixel or Pixel XL.

If you don't want to wait for it, or are having problems, here are two others ways to get it right now.

To get started, navigate to the Android beta site. You will need to sign into your Gmail account that you use with the Google Pixel or Pixel XL. Read over the terms and conditions, and scroll down to where it says Eligible Devices.

Next, you'll see a list of any eligible devices. Find the Google Pixel or Pixel XL and hit the green Enroll button to get started. Agree to the terms once more, and hit Join Beta. Now that the beta is over you'll actually get an update right to the official and final version of Android 8.0 Oreo that was released today, August 21st.

It should arrive within a minute or so of clicking Join Beta. However, we have seen it take nearly 24 hours in some situations. You can also manually check for updates in Settings > About Phone > Check for updates to get it right away.

Once you get the update notification similar to what's shown above, hit download, and let the process complete. Another option is to manually install Android 8.0 Oreo with this how to guide

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  1. Douglas Ivison

    06/06/2018 at 6:35 am

    Something simple perhaps, that I don’t seem to be finding any online info about:

    Right after install, we are prompted to “Select Home”, where the selections are “EasyHome”, “Home”, or “Home & app drawer”

    At first, I kept the use-as-default box unchecked to make it easy to try the options a bit. (I’m still not clear what “EasyHome” is supposed to be…. except simpler.)

    HERE’s the big takeaway, for me: if you select “Home & app drawer”,
    then you GET BACK the icon setup, from your desktop BEFORE the update to 8.0.

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