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[Update: ZS570KL too] Android 8.0 update rolling out to ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS550KL)

The ASUS ZenFone 3.0 Deluxe is getting Android 8.0 Oreo starting today, ASUS confirmed in a forum post. One of our tipsters gave us the heads-up that his device was downloading the update earlier this morning. The post specifically calls out model number ZS550KL, which is the 5.5-inch variant available from ASUS's US store.

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[Update x2: OTA halted] Android 8.0 Oreo now available for T-Mobile LG V30

It has taken a while for LG to update its 2017 ultra-flagship to the latest (major) release of Android. The Android Oreo OTA rolled out in South Korea at the end of last year, with a later update adding features from the V30 ThinQ. The Sprint V30 received Oreo in March, followed by AT&T a few days later and Verizon in April.

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Huawei P20 review: A cost-cutting exercise that mostly works

Some six months after launching its late-2017 flagship, the very capable Mate 10 Pro, Huawei took to the stage in Paris at the end of March to show off the new P20 series. The spotlight was, of course, on the P20 Pro with its unusual third camera, but the little sibling was not to be left out. Though it lacks the tertiary sensor that's present in its larger brother, the "regular" P20 sports most of the same features.

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Oreo coming to Honor 7X starting April 30

The Honor 7X – arguably the best budget phone in the U.S. right now despite launching with Nougat – is slated to officially get Oreo starting next Monday, April 30. Honor announced this via its USA Twitter page and in a press release. The update not only brings the phone up to Android 8.0, but it adds several new features to the $199 phone.

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Huawei P10 and P10 Plus

Following a two-month beta testing period, Huawei is set to start the Oreo rollout for yesteryear's flagships, the P10 and P10 Plus. The news comes via a Facebook video from Huawei Philippines' account, informing users that the update should be ready.

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Essential Phone now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update

At the end of January, Essential announced that it would be skipping a full release of Android 8.0 Oreo, instead going straight to 8.1. About a month after the first beta build of 8.1 came out for the Essential Phone, the official Android 8.1 Oreo update has been released from the floodgates.

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to ZenFone 4 Pro

ASUS is slowly making progress on updating its entire ZenFone 3 and 4 lineup to Android 8.0 Oreo. The ZenFone 4 received the update in December, followed by the ZenFone 3 in January. The next phone from ASUS to get Oreo is the ZF4 Pro, according to a new post on the company's forums.

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Moto Z2 Force Android 8.0 Oreo update underway at Sprint

Motorola may be in the middle of a big staffing shake-up, but that's not stopping the company from keeping up with the flow of software updates for its existing hardware. Last year we saw Moto's flagship Z series, with its support for modular hardware add-ons, evolve with its second generation of handsets, including the high-end Moto Z2 Force. For the past couple months now, we've been watching Motorola's Oreo update for the Z2 Force spread to devices on more and more carriers, and now it looks like we're adding Sprint to that list.

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Archos made an Echo Show clone running Android Oreo for some reason

The Amazon Echo Show was the first device in the new 'smart display' product category, and Google has begun working with manufacturers to make ones with Google Assistant. French tech company Archos recently announced a scooter running Android Oreo, and now it's making a strange Echo Show-like device.

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[Update x2: Hotfix supplement] Google changed the build number format in Oreo—here's how to read it

The format of Android build numbers has been the same for years, but it's changing in Android 8.0. The first non-preview version of Oreo just rolled out with the new format, which is a big departure. Rather than being three letters followed by three other characters, it's split into three blocks of numbers and letters separated by periods. It looks confusing at first, but you actually get more information from it.

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