Android is upgrading to the latest version, which first arrived on Google Nexus and Pixel devices on August 21. However, you might not be able to get it if your mobile devices are manufactured by Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, or Sony.
This would matter also on certain factors related to your phone, such as the update track record, the price, or your phone has been carrier locked. So, based from previous performance, you can predict when you are able to get the Android Oreo update on your device.
Currently, the last version running on Android devices is Nougat, which has only been on 17.8% of existing devices. Based on this trend, you can easily tell the same deviation to come with the new Oreo 8.0.
Since the latest Android version 8.0 Oreo has not yet arrived in most mobile devices, Samsung released a new build of the Oreo beta firmware. This will be for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in the U.S. and U.K.
The new update will provide customizable Clock Styles, giving more life to both the Lock Screen and the Always-On Display. A new feature to let you adjust the transparency of notifications will be released as well. Thus, you can now block the display, particularly when you are going to watch videos.
You can get enrolled to the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program so that you can apply the upgrade right away. So, even if you have not received the latest Android version yet, you can now enjoy the features of Android 8.0 on your mobile device. Simply go to Settings > About Device > Download Updates Manually.
Nevertheless, you need to ensure that the next Android device you purchase. This is especially if you are very particular with rapid updates. Take note that manufacturers, like Samsung, are not the same when rolling out Android updates. In fact, most of the devices have sluggish development in terms of updating their Android platforms. However, if your device is a flagship for a particular brand, then it will be prioritized to receive the said update.