Google introduced Android One smartphones in order to support quicker and faster software update roll-out but with time Google became careless with other projects in hand. Android Oreo was introduced three-four months back and still only a few percentage of devices run on the latest Android version. Late but it happened, as Kyocera S2 becomes the world’s first Android One handset to get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo software roll-out.
Kyocera S2 is the smartphone sold in Japan through Y Mobile and the operator confirmed the availability of software update earlier today. Just like most Android updates, the 8.0 Oreo update will be rolled out in phase wise manner.
According to Y Mobile, this update brings out all the features that are included in the Android 8.0 Oreo. Notification dots, Picture-in-picture support, autofill for passwords, faster boot time, new emojis and much more are included in the software roll-out. It also brings the latest security patch to the device. The build number as mentioned is 3.120VE.
For most users, Y Mobile has sent out the update notification. If you have received it, then click on the Download display mark and then tap on ‘Reboot and Install’. If you haven’t received any notification from your operator then you will have to force check for the software update manually by going through Settings > About Device > System Update > Check for Updates and then finally tap on Restart and Install.
The process of updating Kyocera S2 to Android Oreo could take 20 minutes of your time and it’s recommended to connect to a Wi-Fi if available.