Android 8.0 Oreo factory images available for download for Pixel and Nexus devices
by Cosmin Vasile / Aug 21, 2017, 4:03 PM
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.
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What's a factory image? Can someone explain?
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 4:27 PM 1
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It's What They install on a phone when its made. It's just a original firmware
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 4:34 PM 2
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Just updated my Pixel C tablet over the air (OTA)
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 4:30 PM 1
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To Android 8.0 Oreo?
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 4:45 PM 0
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It's a shame that 90% of android users have Wamart prepaid zte burner androids and will never see this update.
posted on Aug 22, 2017, 12:42 AM 0
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.
posted on Aug 22, 2017, 1:17 AM 0
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