It’s only a few days since Android 8.0 Oreo started rolling out to the Google Nexus 5X as well as other supported Google devices such as Nexus 6P, Pixel and Pixel XL phones.
The operating system was unveiled on Monday this week and those who own the Google Nexus 5X are among the few who are getting an OTA update to the new OS. If you haven’t seen the update – probably because you are not part of the beta program – the company has also published the system image files for those who wish to install the OS manually on their devices.
You might be eager to get the new Android 8.0 Oreo installed on your Google Nexus 5X – and it’s very understandable. The tons of features, changes to the interface as well as improvements to performance that the new OS brings to the 5X are worth the desire to upgrade, however, be careful when making this decision.
So far, quite a good number of people have upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo. While the experience is obviously not the same on all devices, there have been a few complaints here and there regarding bugs in the new OS. Some users are happy with the update, but others are reporting issues right after the update.
For instance, the most widespread issue has to do with wireless connections. Whether you are using Bluetooth or Wi-F, there seems to be an issue after the update to Android 8.0 Oreo. Some users say the Google Nexus 5X is experiencing issues when streaming via Bluetooth. Other users say Wi-Fi is okay, but whenever the phone reboots, Wi-Fi requires a manual toggle to switch it on, even if it was turned on at the time of rebooting the phone.
Multiple apps are crashing on the Google Nexus 5X following this update to Oreo. The camera app, Google Maps and a bunch others are experiencing this issue. There are also those who say the Settings app is buggy when compared to the previous state.
One thing you need to know is that Android 8.0 Oreo is less than a week old. This was always set to happen and while it can be annoying, it’s just how software updates are. The first version may have some bugs here and there, but you can be sure these will be taken care of sooner than later. Also, you may try rebooting the phone, clearing the cache partition or if worse, do a factory reset in order to solve some – if not most – of these issues.
On the brighter side, the update to Android 8.0 Oreo has breathed some battery life into the Google Nexus 5X. Users are reporting some improvements in performance levels as well as the time it takes for the phone to boot. These should be signs that Oreo is set to be a needed upgrade over Nougat, but it will take several updates before it stabilizes to an OS that can be your daily driver.