Nexus 4 Android 8.0 Oreo Build is Now Available for Download
A couple of weeks ago, Google officially unveiled Android 8.0 Oreo. While this news was well received in the Android community, we can’t say the same about the Nexus one. Android 8.0 Oreo’s arrival is kind of bittersweet for Nexus smartphone owners since not all of them will receive it. Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are the only devices that are eligible to download Google’s latest operating system.
On the bright side though, Android OS is an open source software and ROM developers always create different builds which run on older smartphones. With that being said, the reason we are talking about Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo and Nexus brand is because a developer from the XDA Forums managed to create an experimental version of Android 8.0 Oreo that runs on Nexus 4.
Back in 2012, Google teamed up with LG and created Nexus 4. This smartphone took the industry by storm and it rose to popularity in no time. Sadly, time took its toll and Google slowly started forgetting about Nexus 4. In fact, the latest software update that Google rolled out to Nexus 4 was back in 2015. In addition, that software update was Android 5.1 Lollipop.
What’s interesting about Nexus 4 is that despite its age, the smartphone is still being used as a daily driver by many people. The reason behind this is that Nexus 4 is fueled by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU. This processor clocks at 1.5GHz Krait and it is what’s been keeping Nexus 4 alive.
We need to disclaim the fact that this Android 8.0 Oreo build is experimental software. It certainly has its fair share of bugs and it will not run like Google’s public Android 8.0 Oreo build. Therefore, we do not force anyone to download and install it. Nonetheless, here is where interested Nexus 4 owners can find the build.