Communication is a vital tool in our everyday lives, and with the advancements in technology discovered daily, it is easy to get the latest novelties with just a few simple steps. Recently, innovation giant Google released an announcement that their latest Operating System (OS) can be up for grabs as an update in the users’ mobile devices sometime soon. Similar to their line of dessert-themed programs, the Android 8.0 update is referred to as Oreo, and it is already quite a certainty that this will become another hit in the market.
Android Oreo boasts of improved sound quality that can be merged not only with earphones but with Bluetooth speakers and cans as well, and a device’s battery life is said to have a huge leap with the promise that background running data would be cut off by the device itself. Add that to the nifty picture-in-picture framework feature which will allow users to still get hold of their video apps in a small, movable window while still navigating through other pages or apps at the same time, this update would surely attract thousands, if not millions of users. Icons that change depending on the handset’s skin or theme and Autofill support in terms of inputting passwords were given some boosts as well.
However, this latest program has not yet been incorporated into the users’ devices for a queue in the usual automatic update. Unless the user’s device is a Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel XL and Pixel C, further tests will have to be made and the final version will be out once approved. Despite this, interested individuals can still get Android Oreo even in its beta or test version, and following these simple steps would have them download it in no time:
How to Get Android Oreo?
1. Verify if the device which will get Android Oreo supports Android 8.0, otherwise, the installation would not push through.
2. Enroll in Google’s Android Beta Program. To be able to register to this feature, a Google account is necessary to be input, but as an Android user, this is already a given. The website can be accessed here: https://www.google.com/android/beta?u=0
3. Once registered, click “Enroll Device” under a compatible mobile handset. The Terms and Conditions, once read, will have to be clicked to acknowledge the user’s agreement to Google’s policies.
4. If successful, Google will deliver the update and the user’s preferred device will be able to get Android Oreo in no time.
But as all updates go, one must ensure that all the necessary data will be properly backed-up so as to avoid any important files to be lost. Beta programs such as the Android Oreo is still a risky, work-in progress and a handful of bugs or lags might still be identified. And in the case that the user gets disinterested in the update, he or she can always go back to the Google Beta Program website and find the “Unenroll Device” option on the same page where the Android Oreo was acquired. This step reverts all installations made and the
version which was on the device prior to the Oreo acquisition would be restored.