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92 Global Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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92 Global Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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86
Average Critic Score
 
80
The Verge
The improvements to the update system and taming unruly apps will require people who don't work at Google to play ball. As I said, I would like to be optimistic, and it does appear that Google is building incentives directly into the code to make things better.
 
90
Tech Advisor
Android Oreo is, obviously, the best version of the OS to date. On the Pixel, it's a clean minimalist dream to zip about on. The thoughtful changes to notifications stand out above the plethora of behind the scenes tweaks that you'll benefit from but never notice.
 
80
phoneArena
The majority of changes you will spot are definitely on the evolutionary side of the spectrum and not that revolutionary at all, and that's great, though we can easily see why some might ultimately deem Android Oreo as being quite a boring update.
 
90
Android Central
Despite the lack of an exciting headline feature, Oreo is still an important update. ... for Pixel and Nexus owners lucky enough to be on the early release track, they'll be among the first to experience the most stable and capable Android release in years.
 
80
Digital Trends
It’s a minor update, but it’s still important in offering a cohesive plan on monitoring your devices ‘Vitals,’ while also introducing features than make the operating system feel more mature and robust than it ever has been.
 
90
Android Authority
Android 8.0 Oreo is the most palatable mainstream Android version yet. It is visually consistent, simplified, feature-rich and polished.
 
90
Tom's Guide
Oreo is the best version of Android yet, and updating is a no-brainer. Unfortunately, unless you've got a Pixel or Nexus phone, the ability to upgrade remains out of your hands.
 
90
PC Mag
With its latest Android version, Google aims to make the mobile OS more efficient and comfortable, both under the hood and in your hand.
 
80
Ars Technica
With Android 8.0 Oreo, Google has finally, finally, FINALLY put a real engineering budget towards helping Android's update problems. This comes in the form of Project Treble, and it's Android's biggest ever engineering effort out to solve Android's biggest problem.