Thanks to notable tipster Evan Blass, we already know that Android 8.0 O will be released starting next week, August 21.
While the info did not mention the details of which devices will be among the first to receive the update, it’s obvious that the company will begin with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL before turning attention to the 2015 Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. It’s also possible that the Nexus 6P could join the party early, probably alongside the Pixel phones.
While many are excited about the new Android 8.0 O, Google Nexus 6P users might want to take some time before actually making the move, just in case the OS starts rolling out next week. Apparently, a significant number of those using the phone on the current version of O are having issues with the battery life.
For any phone, having a top-notch battery life is paramount. Even the phone has high-end specs and features yet packed with a mediocre battery life, it will end up being useless. This is exactly what the Google Nexus 6P has become for some people already using it on the upcoming Android O. A few normal actions on the phone in less than 10 minutes and you’ll notice that the battery has dashed to below 90%. The first 30% of the battery juice disappears after just about 20 minutes of using the phone, which is just out of this world.
Even if the phone’s battery is showing a percentage of say 70%, some users claim that it still says the phone has less than 2 hours of use left. Other users are reporting inconsistent battery life, where in some cases they go through a full day on a single charge and on other occasions it’s just not possible.
This is not strange when it comes to unstable software versions such as the current Android 8.0 O. Usually, users experience a bunch of issues and battery life isn’t the only one. It’s possible that the stable version should come without these issues, but there’s no guarantee that this will be the case. But to stay safe, it’s better to wait for a few weeks following the release of the OS before finally making your move. In this way, you’ll for sure get a version that has already been worked on and most issues ironed out.