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List of devices getting Android 8.0 Oreo

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With the release of the new Android update dubbed as 8.0 Oreo, the first thing that comes to the minds of device owners is, “Will I receive the update?”

Here is a list we were able to gather per brand to answer the question:


Updated: September 15, 2017

ASUS

During the launch of its the ZenFone 4 smartphones, ASUS officially announced that it’ll update its current devices to Android 8.0. Included in the roster is a whole bunch of last year’s ZenFone 3 series and the latest ZenFone 4 phones.

  • ZenFone 4
  • ZenFone 4 Pro
  • ZenFone 4 Max
  • ZenFone 4 Max Plus
  • ZenFone 4 Max Pro
  • ZenFone 4 Selfie
  • ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro
  • ZenFone 3
  • ZenFone 3 Deluxe
  • ZenFone 3 Laser
  • ZenFone 3 Max
  • ZenFone 3 Ultra
  • ZenFone 3 Zoom

BlackBerry

So far, BlackBerry has officially confirmed that its current flagship phone will get the update.

  • Keyone

Essential

Essential’s VP of Software announced through a Reddit AMA that their sole phone offering will get the update sometime in October or November 2017.

  • Essential Phone (PH-1)

Google

The first in line for the new update are the supported phones from Google. Both the Nexus and Pixel lines of phones will get the update as soon as possible.

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Pixel C
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus Player

HTC

Through a tweet, the Taiwanese company has confirmed its flagship devices to have Android Oreo.

  • HTC U11
  • HTC U Ultra
  • HTC 10

Motorola

Motorola is known to give prompt updates, and Android Oreo is surely coming to their current phones. Thankfully, Motorola’s US arm confirmed the smartphones that’ll get the update, although there’s no definite time frame.

  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Moto Z Force DROID
  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto G5S Plus
  • Moto G5 Plus
  • Moto G5

Nokia

The new owners of Nokia, HMD Global, has promised to bring the latest updates quickly to its smartphones. Expect the update notification to chime in the coming months.

  • Nokia 8
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 3

OnePlus

OnePlus is not only known for its beastly phones, but they also have timely updates to their small family of Androids. The current and last year’s flagships will get Android O soon.

  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 3T
  • OnePlus 3

Samsung

Samsung is yet to give out the official Android O update cards, but SamMobile (a dedicated news site for anything Samsung) gave out their estimates. No timeline yet, but the flagships will definitely get theirs first.

  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Galaxy Note FE
  • Galaxy S8
  • Galaxy S8+
  • Galaxy S8 Active
  • Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Galaxy S7 Active
  • Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Galaxy A3 (2017)
  • Galaxy J7 (2017)
  • Galaxy J5 (2017)
  • Galaxy Tab S3
  • Galaxy C9 Pro
  • Galaxy C7 Pro
  • Galaxy J7 Prime

Sony

Sony released their official list of smartphones getting the Android Oreo update. Their new Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact devices already have Android Oreo out of the box.

  • Xperia XZ Premium
  • Xperia XZs
  • Xperia XZ
  • Xperia X Compact
  • Xperia X Performance
  • Xperia X
  • Xperia XA1
  • Xperia XA1 Ultra
  • Xperia Touch

This listing is not final; more manufacturers will announce their plans and leaks will find their way online. Stay tuned!

SEE ALSO: 5 Android O features you’ll absolutely want

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Unboxing a CUSTOM Apple Watch Series 5

Titanium is a new option

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This is our Apple Watch Series 5 Unboxing and Hands-On.

For the first time, you can customize Apple Watch Studio, pick your case, and your dream band before you check-out. Apart from the usual aluminum and stainless steel, this year ceramic is back, and titanium is a new option.


In this video, we unboxed a custom Apple Watch. I chose a 44mm Apple Watch with a stainless steel with a Milanese loop. Go over the new features in Series 5 and WatchOS 6.

More from Apple: iPhone 11 | iPhone 11 Pro | Apple Watch Series 5 | iPad 7th Gen

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iPhone 11 Unboxing: Purple, Midnight Green or Space Gray?

Fresh new iPhones!

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This is our iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max Unboxing.

Not sure which color to get? We help you out in this video by unboxing the Purple iPhone 11, and both the Space Grey and Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pros.


More from Apple: iPhone 11 | iPhone 11 Pro | Apple Watch Series 5 | iPad 7th Gen

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OPPO A9 2020 Hands-On: Massive and Playful

For every kind of junkie

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OPPO recently streamlined its smartphone lineup. From Find and Reno, OPPO introduces us to the newest A series. On paper, it seems the A-series is a combination of the F-series and former A-series. Sitting in a sweet spot between an affordable price range and incredible performance, the OPPO A9 2020 is shaping up to be a contender in a sea of smartphones fighting for the crown in the midrange category.

With Xiaomi and Huawei firmly in the lead, can OPPO put up a fight just like it did with its F series? Let’s find out in this Hands-On!


Starting with looks, the OPPO A9 2020 gives in to a premium-like design

It has a dedicated fingerprint scanner and a quad-camera setup on its rear

You can find the power button here…

…While the left side houses the volume keys and sim card slot

Its top is clear, but its bottom shows-off its speakers, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB-C port

It has a 6.5″ IPS LCD screen with a waterdrop notch for the front camera

The OPPO A9 2020 prides itself with its new design that took inspiration from its R-series. In addition, OPPO focused on the phone’s display, reinforcing its IPS LCD screen with a Toughened Corning Gorilla Glass 3+.

Moreover, its screen has new features such as the Sunlight Screen which allows you to adjust the contrast so you can read the screen, even under strong direct light. It also has a Blue Shield which filters out blue light, relieving your eyes from fatigue and strain and protecting your eyesight.

Going big and definitely not going home

Sporting a Snapdragon 665 chipset along with an 8GB RAM, 128GB storage (which you can expand up to 256GB of external memory), the A9 2020 really joined the battle of offering power to midrange devices. OPPO decides to make everything flashy and… big.

For instance, it boasts a humongous 5000mAh battery that can last you throughout the day. Furthermore, it’s capable of reverse wireless charging (through OTG) so your friends can rely on you when their phones run out of battery.

Gamers will find delight with the A9 2020. Thanks to Game Boost 2.0, OPPO’s accelerator technology aims to resolve latency, reduce touchscreen lag, and optimizing energy consumption to avoid overheating.

OPPO decided to up their game for entertainment junkies, too! Packed with Dual Stereo Speakers and Dolby Atmos sound effects, expect a superb, immersive audio experience.

Smarter, smoother

The A9 2020 runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android 9.0. Now, its interface is cleaner and smoother. Icons look cute with their subtle gradient tones.

It also comes with smart functions like Smart Assistant, Riding Mode — which lets you remain uninterrupted by notifications and incoming calls — and a Music party app which lets multiple phones connect in the same LAN through a Wi-Fi hotspot for synchronized listening.

Navigating the phone is now easier with a single hand, too. Through Gesture Navigation, you can return to the home screen, check out recent tasks, switch pages and applications by just swiping up, left, and right.

Cameras for all angles and scenarios

The OPPO A9 2020 shows off its highly versatile camera setup. It has a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel portrait lens, and a 2-megapixel mono lens on its rear.

On its front is a 16-megapixel camera with AI Beautification technology which automatically identifies your skin tone, age, gender, and skin color for customized beautification, giving you a pretty yet make-up free look.

More features include artistic portrait styles, ultra night mode, and 4K video shooting. More sample photos here:

Is the OPPO A9 2020 your GadgetMatch?

If you’re into massive and chunky smartphones with a solid build, the OPPO A9 2020 might be a good match. It offers power and performance for gamers and entertainment junkies, and its smartphone has a versatile camera setup to appease your needs. While there may be Xiaomi and Huawei leading the midrange category, OPPO definitely cooked up a powerful yet affordable phone that can go toe-to-toe with its rivals.

The OPPO A9 2020 is available in two colors: Space Purple and Marine Green. Its retail price is PhP 15,990 and will be available for pre-order starting September 20 until September 27 in Lazada, and through OPPO stores, authorized dealers, and e-commerce partner sites like Shopee, Akulaku, and Argomall on September 28.

For those who want to avail through Home Credit, customers can pre-order the A9 2020 starting September 20 with flexible payment terms of six and nine months with a guaranteed zero percent interest.

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