Google launches Android 8.0 Oreo

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    During the solar eclipse time-frame Google figured it to be a nice marketing moment to launch Android 8.0 Oreo. Named after that delicious Oreo biscuit, that must have been quite a deal for Oreo....

    Google launches Android 8.0 Oreo
     
  2. Silva

    Silva Maha Guru

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    And here I am with a phone stuck with 2.3.6 and a tablet with 4.4.3. Thanks Samsung, for not updating once.
    Never again.
     
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    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    Focus on power saving... What a good idea. What a false marketing.
    In comparison to Android 7, even android 5 had focus on power efficiency. Since I got Android 7, it has trouble sleeping. Abuses WiFi even at night.
    I can have WiFi running and it will eat 45% of battery in 24 hours without phone being touched (with data available).
    Or I can disable WiFi and phone will eat just 15% of battery in 24 hours without being touched (with data available).
    Override for this behavior is settings which disables WiFi at moment screen goes OFF. But what kind of solution is that? Being at home w/ WiFi available and phone with turned OFF screen wasting your mobile data limit?
    And on top of that half of applications having settings to update only via WiFi... Updating at time you actually use phone instead of time you do not need it.

    When Android 7 sees that it is on WiFi, it goes all crazy. And its generic behavior defies logic. So Android 8 fixing this will make impression of efficiency.
     
  4. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Im running android 7.0 on my galaxy A5 2017 and have no such problems. It consumes the same amount of battery as 6.0 marshmallow. I have no other issues with it also; for me it is a pretty solid version of android. Of course that depends on the manufacture ability to cook a stable and efficient rom but thats another thing entirely. The article is a nice read but when it says that samsung among others will release Oreo by the end of the year i just laugh.
     

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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    What holds you from getting a new phone ? android 2 is really old man. btw, you could always try to see if there are custom roms for the tablet.
     
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    Yep, as above, XDA Developers forums are where you want to go for updated ROMs
     
  7. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Dude, search for XDA or buy a new phone, android 2.3 is ancient. I had android 2.3 on my sapo a5, it was fun, but on android youll preferably want to stay with the times aka android +5.0 and up to enjoy the experience dude.
     
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    Wonder if I'll still need to use Greenify to get any decent battery life!

    I've tried a few roms, including just plain stock, currently on latest LineageOS CAF on my Nexus 5 and without Greenify I find battery life sucks.

    Maybe it's the apps I use, i dunno :/
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    I'm curious to see if Motorola is going to update the G4 line now with the G5S out..
     
  10. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    What phone / what tablet?

    Download either CyanogenMod, or LineageOS.

    LineageOS is a successor to CyanogenMod, check here for your device. If can't find, check for your device CyanogenMod.

    Using LineageOS for my HTC OneM8 since its release, amazing stuff. No bloatware, light, stable and gave me like 40% better battery saving.
     

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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    I run Lineage 14.1 on my Moto G5 with Elemental X kernel as a daily driver, and I love it. Stock Android is the way to go easily.
     
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    I too am running 4.4 on my phone, but aside from a couple power-saving features, security, and Google Now, there's not a whole lot I really feel like I'm missing out on. But, I do feel a little annoyed that so many phones use such old OSes. If I had a tablet, I wouldn't mind just rooting it (or better yet, replace Android with Linux).

    I feel like most devices won't really benefit much from newer OSes. Most of the significant changes are hardware-specific.
     
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    I used to have a Nexus (I had 4 and 5), good hardware, good price and guaranteed updates, pure Android is great, but Pixel is too expensive. Now I have a Moto G4 and I'm thinking about Oneplus (near pure Android) because It end up being the true Nexus sucessor.
     
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    Wonder if my G5 will get the Oreo.
    Prolly not, its already gotten so many updates including 7.0.

    Samsung is pure trash for updates.
    If the G6 gets 8.0, ill prolly switch to that phone.
     
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    go to recovery boot and try refresh cache
    if still same... try factory reset

    if still same... then maybe the battery need to be replaced
    depends on usage but after 2year usually battery capacity dropped to 80~70% even more
     

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    Hell, I just barely upgraded from Android 5 to Android 7. It'll probably take 6 - 8 or more months for Oreo to come to my phone though because in the past Verizon has always been rather slow on pushing updates to phones.
     
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    I do that after every build upgrade. And no, battery did not drop 70~80% in day I updated to Android 7...

    I can get better than Day 1 battery life by disabling wifi. Applications will still sync through mobile network. So problem is in WiFi being overused or preventing sleep.
     
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    Hilbert must be something with translation in the deep color paragraph:
    • Deep color: Enables applications to render richer visual content with more vibrant colors and subtler gradients. Støtter fullkvalitetsadministrasjon som tillater applikasjoner å gi bilder i format og kvalitet de var ment. Need correction.
     
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    Ugh i really hate lineage OS , it is so default , not fancy at all.

    This year alone i tried it on 3 phones and 2 tablets, and every time i thought nah , this is definitely not it.
     
  20. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    That's the whole point of it, an OS that is barebones which allows you to customise it in any way you want.

    Besides that offering updates and longevity to devices literally abandoned by manufacturer.
     

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