Google Pixel and Pixel XL on Project Fi gets better with Android 8.0 Oreo

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Google recently released Android 8.0 Oreo with plenty of new features and specifications. Even though the Android Oreo was officially launched, the roll out to the smartphones has been substantially slow. The latest news is that Android 8.0 Oreo has been pushed to Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones running on Project Fi in addition to standard variants.

According to the official System update page, the Android 8.0 Oreo will be smarter, faster and powerful than ever. In addition to smart text selection, the Android 8.0 Oreo also provides support for instant apps, picture-in-picture, enhanced booting including the ability to scan Google Play Protect security systems. During the launch event, Google revealed that the Pixel handset will boost quickly after the installation of the Oreo platform.

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With Android Oreo, you will be able to view important notifications followed by less important. The addition of Adaptive Icons feature helps you to customize the icons with squares, circles and other shapes.

Witha weight of 938.4MB, the Android 8.0 Oreo update is being rolled out via OTA. Hence, it will take few days for the update to hit the handsets.

Before proceeding to download the update, it is absolutely essential to establish connectivity with Wi-Fi to avoid excess data charges. Moreover, the handset should be either connected to the AC power source or be charged 100% to avoid interruption.

If you have access to Google Pixel or Pixel XL, you will be able to see a message notification prompting you to install the update. Alternatively, you can manually navigate to Settings icon to verify the presence of the update.

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