The company already announced the death of its Nexus Player
Android TV by confirming that it won't be receiving the Android P update.
The last time that Google released its own Android TV device was the Nexus Player
, which was launched back in 2014 and discontinued in 2016.
The more likely scenario is that Google will release a lightweight Android TV box with some supplemental gaming features, much like the Nexus Player
that launched in 2014.
Roll out will take place in phases alongside Pixel C and Nexus Player
. Android has also been working closely with its partners, and by the end of this year, hardware makers including Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, OnePlus, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to launch or upgrade devices to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Therefore if you own a Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player
While the Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P have begun carrier testing of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), Pixel C and Nexus Player
are also expected to enter the bandwagon.
Official Google devices that have been getting developer preview releases (and therefore will be the first devices to receive this public release) are the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P from 2015, the Nexus Player
, and of course the three Pixels: Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C.
Visitors will see unified video experiences and hands-on interaction across TVs, Apple and Android mobile devices, as well as Google Nexus Player
and Nvidia Shield.
The company's short-lived set-top box Nexus Player
(http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/12/mystery-nexus-players-android-8-0-oreo-uploading-hundreds-gigabytes-data/) suffered from a similar issue in which it would spam a local network with MDNS packets and cause connectivity issues for the network.
The list of compatible devices include the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C tablet and the Nexus Player
The update is now available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player
. You can also download the factory images from Google's developer site.
The Nexus 6 was unveiled on 15th October together with the Nexus 9 tablet, a Nexus Player
, and the fully redesigned and enhanced Android 5.0 Lollipop software update.