Android Oreo is the next version of Google’s mobile operating system

Octopus would have been a better name

Android Oreo


  • Rian

    So how long will it be before we finally get the updates here? I get excited when the features are announced, then released, but then have to wait several months before the carriers release it to us. So frustrating, but I’d rather that than pay for a Pixel!

    • Cam McArthur

      Also depends on your manufacturer. If its say Samsung, than you will be waiting for a long time. If you have a Motorola, could be right around the corner. When i had a Nexus device i loved it, because I got the updates first

  • Pstark

    Currently updating my Telus Pixel XL on the Beta program. 950.7MB
    About 5 minutes into the update.

  • Pstark

    Done – Android 8.0.0, Build # as per developer site. OPR6.17063.012.
    Kernal version dated June 23. Will start checking apps for updates and new features.

  • Garrett Cooper

    The only thing I wanted was an always on display, and from what I’ve seen, that hasn’t been added 🙁

    • Cam Hammel

      always-on-displays are generally specific to the device manufacturer, rather than the operating system

  • Lion5

    I’m anxiously awaiting the update for my Pixel XL on Rogers.

  • Jason

    has it been confirmed if O will solve the defragment problems? I know there was a rumour going around where it would have like level 1 as the OS and level 2 being OEM apps

    • Terry Schonauer

      This is only on devices that ship with Android Oreo, all other devices still need to be updated using the old process.

  • RS

    Was honestly hoping for more developments to notifications and the app drawer. I think there’s a ton of room for improvement here.
    Telus unlocked pixel xl. No update yet. Just an old security patch bc my pixel doesn’t notify me about updates for some reason.

  • Francois Nguyen

    “Octopus would have been a better name.” No, I think not.

    In another matter, since I can’t get Android Oreo on my device for now, I’ll just buy some Oreos and eat them while reading about its new features lol.

    • Terry Schonauer

      I have a Nexus 5X and received the Oreo update on Monday with everyone else. I’m with Virgin Mobile in Canada. Most of us got the update. Not sure why you didn’t. I just checked for the update and there it was.

  • Logan Cathers

    hmm appear PIP is not working in Canada (Nexus 6P).. well youtube anyhow..used VPN to the US and its working now

  • Stephane Kyle

    I’m calling it now. Android Praline.

  • RS

    Anybody get the update yet? The official OTA, not the developer/beta.
    Google support said it wouldn’t be coming to my pixel xl for another couple weeks. (I’m unlocked with a Telus sim currently)

  • Daniel Szilagyi

    Got mine on Nexus 6p yesterday (22nd)

  • Lion5

    Typical of Google to be vague about releasing things. We could be waiting weeks or even months before it arrives. No beta for me. I don’t have time for beta.

    It’s the same old story from El Googs. YouTube Red “coming soon” to Canada… Been more than a year or two… Crickets. Google Lens “coming soon” which probably means never for Canada.

    This all makes me want to go back to iOS after 6 years of Google madness. At least when Apple announces a new version of iOS, it’s available for download the very same day.

  • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

    I see what you did there with those Oreos.

  • fitter328

    Just recieved on my Pixel (29 Aug). Koodo network. I have been looking for days then after several apps updated, one of which was carrier services, Android 8 suddenly appeared.