Android 8.0 Oreo has been available as a Developer Preview for a while now, but the final version is going to be making its way beyond Pixel and Nexus devices soon. When will my smartphone or tablet receive the next update to Android Oreo? In this article, we'll keep you up to date on which manufacturers and devices are getting Android Oreo and when. The latest news is that we can expect the Nokia 8 to get the Android Oreo update soon.
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|ZenFone 3||Planned, second half of 2018|
|ZenFone 4||Planned, second half of 2018|
Asus has just unveiled six new ZenFone 4 models, and at the event it was promised that in the future the entire ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 4 lines would get the update to Android Oreo. Of course, that means ZenUI 4.0 layered on top as well, which will reportedly be less full of bloatware. You can expect the update to happen by the second half of 2018, according to Asus.
|Essential PH1||Planned for October or November 2017|
In a Reddit AMA, Essential VP of Software Rebecca Zavin said the Essential Phone will receive Android Oreo in the next month or two. Though it ships with Nougat, this means users can expect an update either in October or November.
|Google Nexus 5X||Yes|
|Google Nexus 6P||Yes|
|Google Nexus Player||Yes|
|Google Pixel C||Yes|
|Google Pixel XL||Yes|
The first devices in line to get system updates are, as always, Google's own devices: the Nexus and Pixel phones. At the moment, to get the update you'll have to install it manually or wait for the final version to come OTA (over the air).
Google has posted their update plans for the Pixel and Pixel XL on a support page, making their guarantees of two years of Android updates (through October 2018) and three years of security updates (through October 2019) official. In addition to the Pixel and Pixel XL, the Nexus 5X, 6P, Player and Google Pixel C will be getting Android Oreo.
HTC has just announced which of their phones will be getting the Android Oreo update. The HTC U11, HTC U Ultra and HTC 10 will all be updated, though an exact time frame wasn't given. We think it's likely, based on previous update speed, that HTC will upgrade at least some of its devices to Android 8.0 by the end of 2017.
Huawei is the first manufacturer (after Google) to be working on the next Android update, which is currently only available in a developer version for the Pixel phones and some Nexus devices. The Chinese manufacturer is currently testing Android Oreo on its phablet, the Mate 9. It has released the update to a few testing devices but it is still lacking many features, preventing users from getting the most out of the smartphone - for example, it's not possible to access the Google Play Store yet.
However, this development does confirm the brand's ambition to broadcast updates as quickly as possible. In beginning to test it already, Huawei may be in a position to deploy the final update of Android Oreo to the Mate 9 shortly after the official launch by Google, which is expected to take place at the end of next summer if the Mountain View firm follows the same schedule as in previous years.
|Moto Z||Planned, Fall 2017|
|Moto Z Droid||Planned, Fall 2017|
|Moto Z Force Droid||Planned, Fall 2017|
|Moto Z Play||Planned, Fall 2017|
|Moto Z Play Droid||Planned, Fall 2017|
|Moto Z2 Play||Planned, Fall 2017|
|Moto Z2 Force||Planned, Fall 2017|
|Moto X4||Planned, Fall 2017|
|Moto G5||Planned, Fall 2017|
|Moto G5 Plus||Planned, Fall 2017|
|Moto G5S||Planned, Fall 2017|
|Moto G5S Plus||Planned, Fall 2017|
Motorola has just revealed which of its smartphones will be getting the update to Android Oreo. Those with newer devices in at least the mid-range will be able to breathe a sigh of relief. The update roll out will begin this fall, but there's no more specific information available at this time. We expect the manufacturer to begin with newer high-end smartphones like the Moto Z2 devices. Check out the full list of devices above.
The Nokia 8 is set to receive the Android Oreo update soon, and the company took to Twitter to let all its fans and users know. Nokia appears to be hard at work on the update, as HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas posted a couple images on Twitter of a Nokia 8 smartphone receiving an OTA update of the Android Oreo Beta. These teaser images mean that the update is already in the testing stages and should be ready for release soon.
Nokia has confirmed to TechRadar that the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 will be upgraded to Android Oreo. The three new Nokia phones announced at MWC will hit the shelves before the end of June with a nearly stock version of Android Nougat, which should make for fast updates.
|OnePlus 3||Planned, by end of 2017|
|OnePlus 3T||Planned, by end of 2017|
OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau has just confirmed on Twitter that Android O will be made available for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. Despite their recent decision to stop producing any more of these smartphones, the manufacturer is still committed to supporting these two popular devices and upgrading them to the next version of Android. A recent Reddit AMA revealed that OnePlus plans to release the update by the end of this year.
A lot of you have been asking, so I'm proud to say Android O will come to OnePlus 3 and 3T.— Pete Lau (@petelau2007) May 31, 2017
Do you think you'll receive the Android Oreo update on your smartphone? What would you like to see from it? We'd love to get your thoughts in the comments below!