Android 8.0 Oreo factory images available for download for Pixel and Nexus devices


Despite the fact that Google announced Android Oreo is not yet ready to be pushed to compatible Pixel and Nexus devices, the Mountain View company has already published the factory images that allows users to upgrade their smartphones today.

Factory images for the following devices are now available for download via Google's website, but you'll have to flash them manually:


If you own a Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone, then you'll probably receive Android 8.0 Oreo via OTA (over the air), so you won't need to download the factory images.

However, the update is pushed in phases, which means it might not be available to everyone right away. The same goes for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and the Pixel C tablet, which should receive the update as well.

It's worth pointing out that the update weighs in at around 50MB, so it's not really a sizable download. However, the size of the update will be much larger for smartphones not made by Google.

source: Google

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13 Comments

1. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

What's a factory image? Can someone explain?

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's What They install on a phone when its made. It's just a original firmware

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's what you get when you buy a phone new. PA JUST USING needless lingo.

10. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Oh. Thanks

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

BTW if you don't want to wipe your data, then remove the -w from the .bat or .sh file

2. UKGUY3

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 12, 2017

Just updated my Pixel C tablet over the air (OTA)

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

To Android 8.0 Oreo?

6. UKGUY3

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 12, 2017

Yes, it was on beta. All seems ok

8. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I just checked mine and the OTA has been released for my 6P.

7. fyah_king unregistered

Thought it was orellate, phonearena?

9. energydrinker26

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 21, 2017

i just downloaded android 8.0.0 on my nexus 6p via OTA

11. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

It's a shame that 90% of android users have Wamart prepaid zte burner androids and will never see this update.

12. NoAllegiance unregistered

Cheap phones get you no updates, mid range phones get you perhaps 1 update and flagships get two updates. That's how things are currently. Consider yourself lucky if you have had 4 different versions of Android on the same device. Of course there is some exceptions. Apple can do this because they control the hardware and the software.

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