BQ: Updates, Android Oreo

From BQ we have been reported that warrant a change of version in all their smartphone (not only the flagship store, it also ranges more economic), and even a second major update if it is technically possible.


This is the case of the devices of the range Aquaris U, which went to market in 2016, with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, have been updated to Android 7.1 Nougat during this year and will receive their second change of version with Android 8 Oreo.

This would be the list:

  • Aquaris X and Aquaris X Pro (Released in June of 2017 with Android 7.1 Nougat)
  • Aquaris U, Aquaris, Or Lite and Aquaris Or Plus (Released in September 2016, with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and updated to Android 7.1 Nougat in may of 2017)
  • Aquaris V and Aquaris V Plus (Released in September 2017 with Android 7.1.2 Nougat)
  • Aquaris U2 and Aquaris U2 Lite (Released in September 2017 with Android 7.1.2 Nougat)

Update

From the manufacturer it has arrived to us the information of the Aquaris X5 Plus you will also receive Android 8 Oreo during the next few months.

With this update, Aquaris X5 Plus will receive their second change of version: came to market in July of 2016, with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and it was the first smartphone in the world to receive Android 7.1 Nougat in march 2017.

Updated the list with:

  • Aquaris X and Aquaris X Pro
  • Aquaris X5 Plus
  • Aquaris U, Aquaris, Or Lite and Aquaris Or Plus
  • Aquaris V and Aquaris V Plus
  • Aquaris U2 and Aquaris U2 Lite

And update the image:


Opinion

Although the Spanish manufacturer BQ, confirms for us the update is still in the air if they undertake to bring the new version of the Linux Kernel and the System’s Treble turn it on, as this is a measure optional for those devices that suffer from such an update.

Easy? Well, this change is likely to be more aggressive if it applies, the requirements so you will not be so easy but not impossible, you just have to look for solutions, but of course also if the chip manufacturer is willing to send such an update.

Update

We have spoken with BQ and we have transfer the following information is important:

The updates that we will release it to the Android 8 for current devices, are not compatible with Project treble knobs. Project treble knobs involves a change in the partitions on the device, so that it would be necessary to perform a Hard Reset. Even so, all the users will have the full Android 8.0 in the official version and with all features included.

This would be solved the doubt that we did, but we also must have an observation and that is that the terminals BQ can be update via OTA as the software that they have already used on several occasions, the user could understand in this case that will do a Hard Reset, but the software to make the copy of user data so that when you install it again to have it.

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