Android 8.0 Oreo has been available for a while now, but the final version is still making its way across the rather fragmented Android ecosystem. In this article, we'll keep you up to date on which manufacturers and devices are getting Android Oreo and when. Most recently, Android 8.0 Oreo updates are coming to the Huawei P10/P10 Plus, the LG V30, as well as several Nokia devices.
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Which devices will get Android Oreo?
|ZenFone 3||Planned, second half of 2018|
|ZenFone 4||Planned, second half of 2018|
Asus 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.
Shortly after the availability of Android Oreo for Google's high-end devices, Blackberry announced via the magazine Crackberry that the KEYone will be receiving the update to Oreo. Unfortunately, no time frame has been mentioned, but we will update this article when more information comes out.
The Essential Phone has received the first beta of Android Oreo. The installation is only available via ADB and a download via this link.
In yet another Reddit AMA. Essential also mentioned there would be a new night mode and fingerprint scanner gestures coming with the official Android 8.0 update.
|Android 8.0||Android 8.1|
|Google Nexus 5X||Yes||Yes|
|Google Nexus 6P||Yes||Yes|
|Google Nexus Player||Yes||Yes|
|Google Pixel C||Yes||Yes|
|Google Pixel XL||Yes||Yes|
|Google Pixel 2||Yes (default)||Yes|
|Google Pixel 2 XL||Yes (default)||Yes|
The first devices in line to get system updates are, as always, Google's own devices: the Nexus and Pixel phones. In fact, Google devices are one step ahead. Users can actually play with Android 8.1 Oreo, the most up-to-date version so far.
The Pixel 2 phones come with Oreo right out of the box. For the others, 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.
Released with Android Nougat out of the box, the HTC U11 is ready to update to Oreo. The 1.3 GB package introduces the build number 2.31.709.1 and the November security patches. 8.0 Oreo is available as an update for unlocked HTC U11 phones, though we'll still have to wait for carrier-specific information.
|Huawei Mate 9||Yes|
|Huawei Mate 10||Yes (default)|
|Huawei Mate 10 Pro||Yes (default)|
|Huawei P10 Plus||Beta|
Huawei is the first manufacturer (after Google) to be working on the next Android update, confirming the brand's ambition to broadcast updates as quickly as possible.
The current Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro flagships come with Oreo out of the box, and Huawei has been delivering software updates for the Mate 9 on Android 8.0 Oreo since December 2017.
The beta phase for the Huawei P10/Plus is still running, for which you can register via app. The test phase is supposed to last until 28.02.2018 and so far it is used for models with the types VTR-L09C432B180, VTR-L29C432B180, VKY-L09C432B181, VKY-L29C432B181 and VKY-L29C432B181. A changelog shows which features Android Oreo has to offer on the Huawei P10.
|Honor 8 Pro||Planned|
|Honor 7X||Beta planned|
|Honor View 10||Yes (default)|
Honor is also updating its devices to EMUI 8.0, which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. A beta test is already running for Honor 9, which you can sign up for in the Huawei Beta-App.
At the end of 2017, LG announced that the update to Android 8.0 Oreo for the G6 and the LG V30, which was presented at the end of August, will be available in 2018. The LG V30 has received the final update to Android 8.0 in South Korea, and it looks like beta testing in the USA has started.
|Moto Z||Beta (Brazil)|
|Moto Z Droid||Planned|
|Moto Z Force Droid||Planned|
|Moto Z Play||Planned|
|Moto Z Play Droid||Planned|
|Moto Z2 Play||Beta (Brazil)|
|Moto Z2 Force||Planned|
|Moto G5 Plus||Planned|
|Moto G5S Plus||Planned|
Motorola has confirmed 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. Right now, we know that there is an active beta program in Brazil.
|Nokia 6 (2018)||Yes|
The final version of Android 8.0 Oreo is available for the Nokia 8. Next in line are the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. If you own one of the Nokia smartphones mentioned above, you can register for the trial version on the Beta Labs page. The Nokia 6 (2018) will receive Android 8.0 as an update shortly after release.
The popularity of Nokia phones is in a large part due to their affordability, and if the promised updates take place, we could see the Nokia 3 could become the cheapest smartphone to run Android 8.0 Oreo and the Nokia 8 might become the cheapest flagship to do the same.
|OnePlus 5||Open Beta 1|
After the OnePlus 3 and the 3T have received the final Android update on Oreo, it's time for the firmware update of the OnePlus 5, but first the Chinese smartphone manufacturer will run a public beta test for the Oxygen OS based on Android 8.0. To participate in the Open Beta you have to download the firmware and start the OnePlus 5 in Recovery mode. After that you have to select the firmware, which you had ideally moved to the internal memory, and after a waiting period, you should have Oxygen OS and Android 8.0 Beta on your OnePlus 5.
|Samsung Galaxy Note 5||Anticipated|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 7||Anticipated|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8||Anticipated|
|Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+||Anticipated|
|Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge||Anticipated|
|Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge||Anticipated|
|Samsung Galaxy S8||Beta|
|Samsung Galaxy S8+||Beta|
|Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)||Anticipated|
|Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)||Anticipated|
|Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017)||Anticipated|
|Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)||Anticipated|
|Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)||Anticipated|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S3||Anticipated|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7||Anticipated|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab A||Anticipated|
|Samsung Galaxy S7/Edge||Anticipated|
Samsung has launched the Galaxy S8, one of the best smartphones of the year. However, things do not always run smoothly when it comes to updates. The new Galaxy A5 and A3 (2017) were delivered with Android marshmallow and are only slowly supplied with Android Nougat.
According to a list that was published at the end of November 2017, more smartphones and tablets from Samsung will be updated to Android 8.0. As soon as there will be more specific news about the status of the Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy products, we will keep you up to date here.
The latest news from Samsung is that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are scheduled to get the final version of Oreo in late January 2018.
|Sony Xperia XZ Premium||Yes|
|Sony Xperia XZ1||Yes (In Progress)|
|Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact||Yes (In Progress)|
|Sony Xperia XA1||Expected|
|Sony Xperia XZs||Yes|
|Sony Xperia L1||Unknown|
|Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra||Expected|
|Sony Xperia XZ||Yes|
|Sony Xperia X, X Compact||Expected|
|Sony Xperia X Performance||Planned|
While the Sony smartphones released in 2017 will all receive an Android 8.0 update, Sony still owes us the Nougat update for the 2016 models. After the XZ Premium recently received the Oreo update from Sony, there is now also an update to Android 8.0 for the Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs. If you own one of the two Sony Xperia smartphones, check the software update function to see if the build number 41.3. A. 0.401 of the firmware is available. The same build number will soon be used for the X Performance.
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!
The beta phase of Android Oreo has started for the Xiaomi Mi 6's Global ROM. If you are running the Mi 6 MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM v7.12.14, you will receive the update automatically. Otherwise, you will need to download and flash it. The Oreo-based MIUI9 with the version number 8.1.11 is available for download at MIUI.
We will of course keep you up to date. As soon as manufacturers provide new information about updates for their devices, we will update this article accordingly.