Sony has today launched the Android 8.0 Oreo update in Europe. The update is only for TVs running on Android TV and released in 2018, 2017 or in the second half of 2016.

Update Android 8.0 Oreo update in phases

Sony reports that it will release the Android 8.0 Oreo update in stages, so the new version may not be available to everyone. The company started to roll out the update at the end of 2018 in the US. The update is now being introduced gradually for Sony TVs in Europe. It can be installed via the built-in update function or manually via USB.

Newly designed home screen

Android 8 Oreo introduces a redesigned home screen based on channels. On the home screen, each app or service can have its own special channel. Users can hide apps and change the vertical order of channels. The update also contains several tweaks and removes a number of functions.

Android 8.0 Oreo update

“The Android 8.0 Oreo update is available from January 30, 2019 and we plan to distribute this update in stages,” Sony Europe said. “The easiest way to receive this update is to ensure that the automatic software download setting is enabled on your TV. Your TV should receive the update automatically in the coming weeks. Alternatively, you can download the update via USB, “Sony Europe said.


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If you want to install using your PC, you need the ADB tools installed on your computer. Download the ADB tools via Google’s developers website and download the Android SDK. Downloading the SDK and making sure ADB is correctly set up.

Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to Oreo 8.0.

Step 1:

Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.

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Step 2:

Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.

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Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.

Step 3:

Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.

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Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android Pie 9.0 file first. Download Android Pie_9.0.zip

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