Lenovo K8 Note Starts Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update

Joanna Estrada
May 4, 2018

Motorola has started to roll out Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Z2 Play smartphone for users based in India.

On its forum, Lenovo warns that the upgrade uses up the battery, and that users should not panic if they suddenly experience temporary shortened battery life.

The Lenovo K8 Note was launched in August a year ago and it ran on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. While Lenovo is yet to begin rolling out the Oreo update for the other K8 series smartphones, we do expect the rollout for the K8 and K8 Plus to begin soon.

Lenovo has also released a note on its official forum stating that the update procedure may drain the battery so it is recommended to charge the phone to 100% before proceeding with the update.

If you haven't received any update notification, you can check it manually.

"The upgrade itself uses a good deal of power, and it continues to use power over the following hours as all of your apps and systems update". In fact, a build is already available for download if you know where to look, but it's just for the Chinese version of the Honor 8. Our research shows that it can take up to a week or 10 days before battery life stabilizes after an OS upgrade. You need to head to Settings and then scroll down to About phone and check system update. The PiP also made its way to the smartphone.

After you get the software update notification, select "Yes, I'm in". The update is available over the air and is being rolled out in phases.

The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Lenovo K8 Note includes several new features such as a redesigned Settings Menu, new notification panel, temperature and consumption improvements, network and call improvements, stability improvements, and the February Android security patch.

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