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November 26, 2017

Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to unlocked HTC U11 on November 27

The unlocked HTC U11 will receive its Android 8.0 Oreo update on Monday, November 27, according to HTC’s Mo Versi on Twitter. This news comes just two weeks after the U11 in Taiwan started receiving its Android 8 update.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. The Oreo OS update will be available for download on the HTC u11 unlocked version starting on Monday! Enjoy!

— Mo Versi (@moversi) November 25, 2017

By now you’re probably aware what new features will arrive with the Android Oreo update. In case you need a refresher, you can check out our full 8.0 review right here.

So far, there aren’t too many other Android phones [...]

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November 26, 2017

First OxygenOS Open Beta with Android Oreo arrives for OnePlus 5

OnePlus has been working to bring the latest version of Android to all its latest devices. Last week the company rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo to the OnePlus 3 and 3T, and now it’s the OnePlus 5’s turn.

The Open Beta Program for the OnePlus 5 is now live, which brings Android 8.0 Oreo, UI tweaks, and more to the company’s first flagship of 2017.

With Android 8.0 Oreo, the OnePlus 5 will gain plenty of useful features like picture-in-picture mode, improved auto-fill, smart text selection, notification dots, and much more. To learn all about Oreo, check out our full review here.

The OnePlus 5 is also gaining some visual improvements including new Quick [...]

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November 2, 2017

LG V30 owners can preview Android Oreo 8.0 early, but only in South Korea

LG’s track record with flagship Android OS updates has been mightily impressive in recent years. This made it all the more disappointing when the LG V30 launched in October running Android Nougat – the same version as its year-old predecessor, the V20.

V30 owners can at least look forward to an Android 8.0 Oreo update very soon. LG is targeting an official rollout in December for South Korea buyers, with the US and other countries expected to follow shortly after.

However, while the rest of the world will have to wait patiently for an OTA present during the festive season, buyers in LG’s home region can sample all of Oreo’s goodness by signing up for a public [...]

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August 25, 2017

Android users can now grab Oreo’s version of the Pixel launcher

A couple of months ago you might remember that Reddit user AmirZ released a rootless solution to install a full-featured version of the Pixel Launcher. Earlier solutions left users with a gimped version that wouldn’t allow access to the Google Now panel or the G Search widget. AmirZ discovered that Google intentionally designed the Pixel launcher to restrict these features so they could remain exclusive to Pixel phones. Luckily, with a few tweaks, AmirZ was able to get around those restrictions.

The port was developed and then subsequently released on Github in June. Development continued for about a month but ceased when AmirZ announced they would be back to do [...]

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