Google says its partners will have Android 8.0-flavored hardware by the end of 2017

You want Android 8.0 Oreo pretty bad, so Google is pushing its partners to get the latest version of its platform onto new and existing devices.

It’s typical for Google’s in-house devices to get software updates first. That’s why no one should be surprised that Oreo will be on the Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player within the next couple of weeks. Google created the hardware, so getting the software compatible is a rather easy task.

Companies that commit to having Oreo-flavored hardware on the market by the end of the year include Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony. The catch, however, is that it could be existing hardware. Still, Google says new devices powered by Oreo are on the way for 2017 as well.

Right now it’s way too early to offer any timetable on Oreo for you device. Just sit tight, and we’ll see when Google’s partners start sharing details in the weeks and months ahead.

Source: Google


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Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.