Recently, Google started rolling out the new Android Oreo update to some devices. The operating system has been available as a public beta version for some of Google’s more recent Pixel and Nexus devices since the month of May. At the moment, carrier testing is underway for some of those old models, hence, the official version is likely to be coming to devices sooner than later.
The first devices that are likely to get the Android Oreo Update are the Google Pixel, Google Pixel Xl, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. At the moment, some people are already seeing the Android Oreo update available for their phones, so if you have any of those devices you can simply follow the steps below to confirm its availability for your phone.
How To Check If Android Oreo Update Is Available For Your Phone
Just follow the simple steps outlined below to confirm the Android Oreo availability for your phone.
- Go to the settings menu
- Then to the “About Phone”
- The click the “System updates”
- Finally, you click on “Check for updates”
Once the Android Oreo update is available for your phone, then you can go ahead and download and then install it.
You can either download the Android Oreo update now or schedule when you will like to do so. While the downloading process can happen in the background, you should bare in ,mind that you need to restart your phone once the whole installation process is complete. So, if you have an important conference call in some few minutes time, it will be advisable for you to wait till you get home then start the update maybe during midnight. .
As for when those non-Google devices will get the update, it might really take some time before it will be achieved. When it comes to Android updates, an update must get the approval of both carrier and manufacturer (because both of them will be putting their own software on the devices). Such a process can take days, but it can as well extends as far as weeks or months. To confirm the availability of the Android Oreo for your devices, you can simply follow the same steps listed above.
A quite good number of phone manufacturers have committed to either supporting existing models or offering new phone models that support the Android Oreo by the end of the year. Those phone brands include:
- General Mobile
- HMD Global (they make Nokia smartphone now)
That is it on the Android Oreo update and how to check its availability on your various devices, be it a non-Google phone. Kindly share this information with your friends on Facebook and other social media.