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Heads Up: Android Oreo (8.0) Is Available for Nexus and Pixels. (Flash Instructions Included)

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At today's big Eclipse-centered event, [androidauthority.com] Google formally took the veil off of Android 8.0 Oreo. After several preview builds, the final, stable version is now preparing to land. While it shouldn't take very long for the update to formally hit select Nexus and Pixel devices, but for those that don't like waiting, you can manually flash it to a supported device.

So what devices will work with Oreo? The Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, Pixel, Pixel XL, and Nexus Player all made the cut. As for how hard it is to flash? Actually, it's pretty easy. There are a few hoops to go through, but nothing too difficult. Of course, as with everything flashing, you're doing so at your own risk.
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What's new in Android 8.0 Oreo? For those completely unfamiliar with the changes Google is planning to introduce with Android Oreo, here's the quick rundown:

First and foremost, Oreo will bring a number of behind-the-scenes changes like background limits for apps [androidauthority.com] to improve battery life, Bluetooth audio improvements [androidauthority.com], Google Play Protect [androidauthority.com] to help on the security front, and other important changes [android.com] in vital system behavior for apps built for Oreo. Android Oreo will also bring faster boot speeds (up to twice as fast on the Pixel), a much better Autofill [androidauthority.com] implementation, plus support for Android Instant Apps [androidauthority.com].

There are also some user-facing additions such as adaptive notification dots [androidauthority.com], wider support for picture-in-picture mode [androidauthority.com], over 60 new emoji [androidauthority.com], a new look for media notifications [androidauthority.com] and the quick settings menu [androidauthority.com], a redesigned settings menu [androidauthority.com], adaptive icons [androidauthority.com], notification channels [androidauthority.com], and, of course, the Octopus Easter egg [androidauthority.com].
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The Oreo name is racist. Ban google. When do we protest at El Goog headuearters, google is RACIST!
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I can't wait to get it on my S7 Edge 9months later.
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I'm still waiting for Marshmallow on sprint LG G3. Any chance it will come?
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