How to Test Android 8.0 “Oreo” and all its New Features on Your Computer

Google has just launched its new mobile operating system that is the new Android 8.0 “Oreo”. This new version of Android comes with a large number of changes, improvements, and developments designed to improve the stability, performance, and security of our mobile devices. However, the biggest problem with Android since its inception is that most phones that have already a year (or sometimes even less) are not updated to new versions or, if they do, they may take several months. Luckily there is a solution for you to try the new version of Android. If you want to try this new version of Android it is possible to do it on our computer thanks to Android Studio, the official programming IDE of Google.

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Android Studio is a complete platform to program on Android. This tool offers us an interface from which we can access all the contents and all the APIs of the operating system and also has a series of tools and functions specially designed to help us in the task of creating our applications.

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Far from going into detail about programming for Android, the tool that interests us right now is the Android emulator, which allows us to create a virtual machine in which Test the new Android 8.0 “Oreo” easily, totally free and without relying on third-party applications.

In order to configure this emulator, the first thing to do is to download and install Android Studio on our computer. The download and installation can be done free of charge from the following link

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Once we have Android Studio installed on our computer, we run it and create a project in White. If you have already installed it on your Windows PC then update it with the latest APIs.

Once we are in the main window of our project, we will open the section of ” Android Virtual Device Manager ” as shown below.

android-studio-new-project-creationA new window will open like the following one. If we do not already have any virtual machines created, we will see a window like the following one, on which we must press the “+” button to create a new virtual machine.
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Next, open a new wizard from which you have configured the virtual machine with Android. In the first step, you have to choose the type of hardware to emulate. Ideally, choose one of the latest devices from Google, such as the Nexus 5P or Pixel.

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In the next step choose the version of Android that we are going to install in the virtual machine. By default, the wizard will recommend the appropriate ones for the device and, in addition, if you do not have it downloaded, it will allow us to do it directly.

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Finally, you can see a simple wizard from which you will finish configuring the emulator by giving it a name and its default orientation.

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Clicking on “Finish” will end the creation of the emulator. Now you can see a list of the configured emulators (by default only one appears) and, to start your virtual machine, you just have to click on the button “Play” that appears to the right of the emulated device.

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Now you have to wait for a few seconds (or minutes, depending on our computer) to boot. Once it is done, you can start using Android 8.0 “Oreo” on our computer or PC and try out all the changes, improvements and news that Google has prepared for its new version of Android.

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This is how we can check all the Android 8.0 Oreo updates on PC. In this way, you can download Android 8.0 Oreo for Windows PC system. If you have any queries let us know in the below comment section. We will get back to you as soon as possible to solve all your questions.

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