When Asus unveiled six new Zenfone 4 models, it promised at the event that the entire ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 4 lines would get the update to Android Oreo by the second half of 2018. The Zenfone 4 was updated first, and now it’s the Zenfone 3’s turn. The Oreo update for the Zenfone 3 is starting to roll out now and should arrive on devices within the next few days, along with a refreshed UI and less bloatware.
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.
After beta testing Android Oreo on the Essential Phone, Essential released a statement on Twitter explaining that, due to stability issues with the 8.0 beta, the Essential Phone will update directly to Android 8.1, skipping Android 8.0.
An update on the public release of Oreo: pic.twitter.com/fPJRtX7kvY
— Essential (@essential)
January 30, 2018
|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.
HTC has 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.
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 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. Most recently, unlocked versions of the Mate 9 in the U.S. have started to receive the update.
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||Yes|
|Honor 7X||Beta planned|
|Honor View 10||Yes (default)|
The Honor 9 and Honor 8 Pro are the first Honor devices to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update. For the time being, the rollout is limited to the United Kingdom but other regions should soon follow suit. Naturally, the update is accompanied by the new version of EMUI, EMUI 8.0.
During the Honor 9 Lite presentation event the company also indicated the release times of the update to EMUI 8 for Honor 8 and Honor 7X, confirming that smartphones will not only receive the new Honor interface but also the latest Android version by Q2 2018.
As far as changes are concerned, all the major new features of Android Oreo are included, including the picture-in-picture mode.
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||Yes|
|Samsung Galaxy S8+||Yes|
|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|
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the best smartphones of the year, but it’s taken almost up to the launch of the Galaxy S9 for the latest Android version to arrive to the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Nonetheless, the Oreo rollout has started via OTA to Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices in Germany, and other regions are expected to follow suit soon. The latest Android version comes with the new February 2018 security patch, as well as the next version of the Samsung Experience UI.
There’s also some good news for owners of other Samsung handsets and tablets. The latest news indicates that an Oreo update for various Samsung devices is in development, namely for the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A3 (2017), and the Galaxy Tab S3.
|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!
Android Oreo update for Xiaomi devices
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.
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