Android 8.1 Oreo Release Date & List of eligible phones

Android 8.1 Oreo update release date

Android Oreo is just a couple of weeks old and now we get details on the upcoming Android 8.1 Oreo update.

The Android Oreo happens to be a minor incremental update moving forward to Android OS development.

The second generation of Google Pixel phones will run on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

First and foremost, Google Pixel and Pixel XL, i.e., the first generation of Pixel phones will get the Android 8.1 update within a couple of days of the roll-out.

Talking about the Android 8.1 Oreo release date, it will happen on the day of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 launch and both will be unveiled through an exclusive event in October.

A number of Android flagship and mid-range models are expected to get the Android Oreo 8.1 update. Apart from the predecessor pixel devices, Nexus phones will also get the said 8.1 Oreo update. The Essential phone to qualifies for the next Android version.

The list of expected and rumored devices are mentioned below –

Nokia 8, Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 are among the probables to receive the 8.1 Oreo upgrade. Infact, the upcoming Nokia flagship i.e., the Nokia 9 is expected to run on the Android 8.1 version out of the box.

Alongside several Pixel devices like Pixel XL and Pixel, several Nexus handsets and Android Phones will get the upgrade.

And regarding the Samsung phones, the flagship Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8 will be updated to the latest Android 8.1 firmware. The upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are expected to run on either Android 8.1 or Android 9.0 out of the box.

Some OEMs will provide the Android 8.1 download so that users can manually update using the firmware tools. Some carriers might skip this intermediate update to the next Android version.

And non-qualifying devices could be able to update to the Android 8.1 Oreo firmware using the custom ROMs like Lineage OS and others.

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