Android 8.1 OTA Rollout Has Begun |BEST|
Motorola is always among one of the quickest Android OEMs to release the major Android OS update. We expect the record to remain unchallenged with Oreo rollout too, with their flagship device, the Moto Z2 Force, expected to become one of the first Android devices to get an Android 8.0 OTA.
Android 8.1 OTA rollout has begun
Sure, the Moto G5S and G5S Plus, for whom Motorola specifically confirmed Oreo rollout to happen soon are in the line too, but the flagship device in Z2 Force should take center stage in the first rollout of 8.0 from Motorola.
Update [June 18, 2018]: Verizon Wireless has also commenced the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo to the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid. The update had already rolled out to the unlocked models in the U.S., but now those on the carrier-branded Droids can now enjoy the same dessert.
Motorola had been expected to update the Moto Z Play to Android Oreo somewhere this Q2 2018 and indeed, the company has delivered by commencing the rollout in India. The first instance of Moto Z Play and Oreo came back in 2017, where the phone was reported to be testing the OS in Brazil, but contrary to the expectation, the first stable release has been spotted in India.
Update [May 25, 2018]: Motorola has begun rolling out Android 8.0 to the Moto Z Play in the U.S., over a month following the commencement of the rollout in India. The update comes with April 2018 security patch and installs software version OPN27.76-12-22. If you are yet to see it, Motorola says you can trigger the manual update via Settings > About phone > System updates.
IST 11:55 am: Nokia is yet to unveil its plans for the rollout Android 11 for its smartphone. However, thanks to third-party development, Nokia 6.1 Plus users can try out Android 11 via the POSP custom ROM for the device. For more details, head here.
IST 12:17 am: The Q1 2021 is about to end and there lies no sign of Android 11 update for the promised devices. Nokia has cast down its users by failing to meet the Android 11 update rollout deadline. Head here for detailed coverage.
IST 06:34 pm: For some unknown reason, the Android 11 rollout for Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 has stopped in some regions. However, users can still download it manually. To do so, head here.
First spotted by The Android Soul, the Android 9.0 Pie-based EMUI 9.0.1 has started rolling out to the Honor 8X devices across India and Asia-Pacific countries. The report suggests users across these countries are receiving these OTA updates of Android Pie to their Honor 8X devices. Further, it also reveals the firmware versions of the respective countries, and as for India, the OTA update bearing 22.214.171.124 (SP52C675E2R1P1) version number has begun to roll out to the consumers. Besides, the update size appears to be quite significant around 3.15GB or so.
Well, these are few of the noticeable new features on the Android 9.0 Pie-based EMUI 9.0.1 on the Honor 8X smartphone. Since the rollout has begun momentarily, your Honor 8X device should get the OTA update soon. Head over to system settings and navigate to a software update to keep checking for the OTA and bear in mind since this is a substantial update we recommend you to have the battery percentage of your Honor 8X device at least of up to 50% and make sure to be connected to a reliable Wi-Fi as well. So, which of these new Android Pie features do you like the most in this latest update of the Honor 8X device? Do let us know in the comments below and to recall check out our full review of the Honor 8X here, and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.
As always, the rollout will take place in stages and may take a bit of time before it is finally available globally. As told earlier, users in Brazil and India have already started receiving it. However, it is yet to roll out for the users in Europe (EU) and other countries/regions. In that case, you can also download and install Moto G5S Plus Android 8.1 Oreo OTA update manually.
Google has started to release the January security patch to its Pixel and Nexus devices. Today's rollout follows last month's mega release of the Android 8.1 Oreo. While the last update brought in a number of features, today's release is focusing more on the performance improvements and bug fixes, not to forget the security patches.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 launched back in 2018 was a great piece of hardware and had begun to start receiving the Android 10 Update in June 2020. Now, it has been three months since Samsung started rolling out the Android 10 update for the Galaxy Tab S4 with One UI 2.1 and other new included features. Carriers in the United States have a history of often lagging behind when it comes to rolling out updates. The Verizon Galaxy Tab S4 Android 10 update has now started to rollout three months later from the unitially sent out period.
This is a stable build and not a beta, and hence so we recommend users to update their device to this build as soon as possible. The update is based on Android 10 Q. Similar to all the other updates, this OTA update is rolling out in the U.S over the air. This is a planned rollout so it may take some time to be available in all handsets.
As far as Android 11 goes, smartphone companies are gradually rolling out the latest version to users. While most of the rollouts have been smooth, some have faced issues. Recently Mi A3 users complained that the Android 11 update was bricking their units. 350c69d7ab