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Oreo is coming to the OnePlus 5 and 5T in beta by the end of 2017

OnePlus has been pretty good about rolling out consistent software updates to its 2016 and 2017 devices, and that’s set to continue. The OnePlus 5T is launching on November 21, and when it does it will ship with Android 7.1.2 Nougat, not 8.0 Oreo as many expected. That’s all part of the plan, according to OnePlus, as the company is treating the 5T as an extension — as essentially the same phone — as the OnePlus 5. From a software perspective, despite minor differences and a few additional features in…

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Taiwanese variant of the HTC U11 is now receiving the Oreo update

HTC kicks off the stable Oreo update to the U11. HTC said it’ll roll out Oreo to the U11 before the end of the year, and while it didn’t specify a timeline, the update was expected sometime this month. The company is now kicking off the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the device, starting with the Taiwanese variant. The OTA update comes in at 1.3GB, and includes VoWifi service for Chunghwa Telecom customers in Taiwan. OMG, Oreo update is live for #HTCU11! (TW unit) Totally didn’t expect @htc to drop…

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Essential Phone gets an Oreo treat in beta form

Essential Phone users can now get Oreo in beta, but expect bugs. If you’ve been following the trials and tribulations of the Essential Phone, you’ll know that it arrived to market with a few showstopping bugs and a camera that wouldn’t quit. Oh, wait — a camera that always Force Quit. Anyway, months later, the Essential Phone is now $200 less — a cool $499 — and considerably more stable, with improved camera quality and speed. And, as promised during a tell-all AMA, the phone now has access to Android…

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Raising an Oreo to Android 8.0 [#acpodcast]

We’re quickly nearing a new release of Android, and Daniel, Andrew, and Jerry are excited af! Well, maybe not af but definitely a bunch! Along with a new release of the Android O developer preview, we learned that the new version will be version 8.0 — but the number was not the only new thing! The guys dig deep into the new release. And in addition to talking about their reviews of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Moto Z2 Play, the guys dig into all the latest juicy rumors…

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