Lenovo has began rolling out the Android eight.zero Oreo replace for its K8 Be aware customers. The Oreo replace brings new options just like the Settings redesign, new notification panel, and far more. It is going to be rolled out to all K8 Be aware customers by way of OTA, however it’s also possible to verify it is availability manually in Settings. As of now, solely the Lenovo K8 Note customers are receiving the replace, and there is no phrase when Lenovo K8 or the Lenovo K8 Plus customers are going to receiving it.
The Lenovo K8 Be aware was launched in August last year and it ran on inventory Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. Curiously, this was the primary telephone from Lenovo to stick to its new philosophy of utilizing inventory Android to ship quicker updates and higher efficiency. Conserving that in thoughts, it is unusual the replace took so lengthy to rollout, particularly since Android eight.1 Oreo has since been launched. The Android Oreo replace consists of the February safety patch as nicely, together with community and name enhancements. For these unaware, Android eight.zero Oreo brings in a number of new options like image in image mode, notification channel characteristic, notification badges, Android instantaneous apps, quicker boot instances, notification dots, redesigned Settings, revamped Google Now, and far more. Customers should be sure that their smartphone is sufficiently charged and that replace is put in underneath a robust Wi-Fi connection.
On its forum, Lenovo warns that the improve makes use of up the battery, and that customers mustn’t panic in the event that they out of the blue expertise short-term shortened battery life. “The improve itself makes use of a great deal of energy, and it continues to make use of energy over the next hours as all your apps and techniques replace. That is completely regular and may result in briefly shortened battery life and better temperatures. Our analysis exhibits that it could take as much as every week or 10 days earlier than battery life stabilizes after an OS improve. Please don’t draw conclusions about your battery life quickly after it upgrades,” the corporate writes on its boards.
Final yr, Lenovo ditched its Vibe UI and shifted to inventory Android for its smartphones. The corporate then promised that Lenovo K8, Lenovo K8 Be aware, and Lenovo K8 Plus will obtain Android Oreo earlier than July this yr. This timeline nonetheless appears to be too lengthy contemplating producers who supply inventory Android typically launch updates a lot earlier.