Update: The Factory images, OAT update, and the System images for official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware are now available for download. Google officially named the next Android 8.0 firmware update as Oreo. Following the Nougat, the Android 8.0 Oreo is the next best thing. The first few devices receiving the update are the Google Pixel (XL) phones, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, etc. Some of the older phones like Nexus 5, 6, 7 may never receive the update. However, they will still continue to receive security patches. The official Android 8.0 Oreo is here and see what’s new.
Android 8.0 Oreo is termed as smarter, faster, and even more powerful. It is claimed to be 2x faster than its predecessors like Android Nougat and Marshmallow. It also limits background running processes for better battery life, and plenty of empty RAM. Autofills now suggest words, saved logins credentials into apps. Picture-in-Picture allows you to run multiple apps at once. New Emojis have been introduced as well.
What’s new with Android 8.0 Oreo?
Following are the new features and
Android 8.0 Oreo is claimed to be 2x faster:
Boot speed has increased. It boots almost 2x faster. When powering up boot time is a close to that measured on Google Pixel.
Android Oreo shall minimize background activity. Mostly the apps you use the least.
Autofill remembers your logins, saved usernames and passwords. So no need to worry if you forget your login credentials.
Allows you to see two apps at once, it’s like having super strength and laser vision.
Press the notification dots to quickly see what’s new, and easily clear them by swiping away.
Android Instant Apps:
Teleport directly into new apps right from your browser, no installation needed.
Google Play Protect:
Working to keep your device and data safe from misbehaving apps by scanning over 50 billion apps per day, even the ones you haven’t installed yet!
A better battery life saver
Keep battery life strong and full while calling, playing, working or streaming.
Share the feels with a fully redesigned emoji set, including over 60 new emoji.
More Android O features:
- Accessibility button
- Accessibility services can optimize the audio experience for users with disabilities.
- Adaptive icons
- Ambient screen
- Background execution limits
- Background location limits
- Deep color
- Downloadable fonts
- Install unknown apps
- Integrated printing support
- Linkable files
- Native C/C++ API for high-performance audio
- Notification categories
- Notification snoozing
- Project Treble
- TextView autosizing
- Wi-Fi Assistant
Download Android 8.0 Oreo Factory Images and OTA updates
You will find the Android 8.0 Oreo factory images and OTA udpates at the following official Google downloads repository.
- Google Pixel and Pixel XL – 8.0
- 8.0.0 (OPR6.170623.011, Aug 2017, Bell, Telus, Telstra, TMO, Sprint, USCC, Rogers/Fido)
- 8.0.0 (OPR6.170623.012, Aug 2017)
- Google Pixel C – 8.0.0 (OPR6.170623.010, Aug 2017)
- Nexus 6P – 8.0 (OPR6.170623.013, Aug 2017, Not for TMO/USCC/Fi)
- Nexus 5X – 8.0.0 (OPR6.170623.013, Aug 2017)
- Nexus 6 – 7.1.1
- Nexus Player – 7.1.2
- Nexus 9 WiFi – 7.1.1
- Nexus 9 LTE – 7.1.1
Download a system image:
The system images are basically the first factory images after the Developer preview 4.
|Pixel (Telstra, Rogers, TMO, Sprint, USCC, Project Fi)||sailfish-opr6.170623.011-factory-0d712594.zip|
|Pixel (other carriers)||sailfish-opr6.170623.012-factory-8ada9373.zip|
|Pixel XL (Telstra, Rogers, TMO, Sprint, USCC, Project Fi)||marlin-opr6.170623.011-factory-985fd412.zip|
|Pixel XL (other carriers)||marlin-opr6.170623.012-factory-6304451d.zip|
Manually flashing a device: How to install?
One way is to enroll for Android O Developer Preview, get the stable Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update and once installed, unroll the beta update. This is the fastest way to get the latest software update on Nexus and Pixel.
Go to Settings>System Updates and download and install the OTA updates. Alternatively, you can download the OTA zip files and full factory images and flash them manually. The OTA updates can be installed via Stock Recovery or via ADB sideload method.