Android Oreo Manages 'Unknown Sources' On A Per-App Basis

Angelica Greene
August 23, 2017

According to Android Police, the first Oreo release on the Pixel phone is denoted as "R6" in the build number "OPR6.170623.012". Of course they are. This led us to believe that the current lineups which include Oppo F3, F3 Plus, A57, F1s, F1 Plus and more will not get the latest Android updates any time soon.

Again this is something developers need to enable on their side as well, so you won't see it in every app straight away, and it's the app developers who set the different levels of categories (or channels). So if you are a Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL users then you will get the Android Oreo Update. The service scans your incoming and installed apps for malware, sending you notifications if it spots anything suspicious or needs to take action. LG G6 is the other flagship from the company that should get the Oreo update soon after. A lot of this should happen behind the scenes, so all you will see (in theory) is your battery lasting for a longer stretch.

After Google finally revealed Android O yesterday during an eclipse day announcement, the first question that came to the mind of every Android device owner was: "When is my phone getting Android O?"

Blazing speed: With Android Oreo, users can get started on tasks more quickly than ever with a faster boot speed (up to twice as fast on Pixel, in fact). Google also mentioned the V30 during the Google I/O event, without directly naming it, for Daydream compatibility, showing close ties between the two companies.

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The camera app bundled with Oreo has a couple of minor tweaks that might make a major difference to your photo and video taking in the future.

Around 85 per cent of Android devices used, according to the latest numbers, have not upgraded to Android Nougat that was released a year ago.

This new per-app opt-in model should go some way to preventing hostile downloaders, given that now the user would need to give the app permission to install another app before a hostile downloader can install software with standard trickery.

Though Gionee is working non-stop to make a comeback in the Indian smartphone market, it is also being a culprit of not providing timely Android updates to its users. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are also good candidates to get an update to Android O.

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