As is the question every time a new Android version is released, you’re probably wondering when you’ll get a taste of Android Oreo. Nexus and Pixel device owners can already get in on the fun, but folks like me who don’t own these Pure Android devices are going to have to wait a bit, unfortunately. But we stumbled on a little tidbit at the bottom of El Googs’ announcement post that might come as good news to some.
Android Oreo to roll out to select partner devices in 2017
We’ve also been working closely with our partners, and by the end of this year, hardware makers including Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to launch or upgrade devices to Android 8.0 Oreo.
We’ve seen vague responses like this in the past.
We haven’t seen Google make mention of specific OEM’s in statements like these before however, so this could turn out to be promising. We still have a little over 3 months left in the year, so there’s still some time for Google to make good on this.
I won’t last that long, to be quite honest. I’m waiting for the announcement of the Pixel 2 to make my final decision between it and the LG V30 before I tell somebody to shut up and take my monies. I was set on the V30, but I sure do miss being able to join in on the fun with announcement days like this since I got rid of my Nexus 6.
If you don’t already own a Pixel or Nexus device, are you considering one now that you have to watch all the cool kids play with Android 8.9 while you’re still stuck on Nougat or lower?
I know I am!