Google on August 2 released the latest version (8.0) of Android, it was named as Oreo. Now, it’s natural for most Android users and enthusiasts to wonder whether their device will be updated to Android Oreo or not. It’s always a little difficult to track what companies say regarding updates. Since it’s been more than a quarter, it is a little easy to guide you if your phone is going to taste the Oreo or not.
In this post we have listed some of the major OEMs and their devices that have either received or will receive Oreo update.
Starting off with Google, the Android-maker has revealed that it will be updating the Pixel phones and the Nexus 6P, 5X and the Nexus Player to Android 8.0 Oreo. For the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, the Oreo update could be the last major OS update, but it is possible that Google may try to leverage Project Treble and continue delivering major updates to those devices.
Samsung has a huge number of devices at any given point of time. The Korean giant releases several devices every few months, so it can get pretty confusing to keep a track of which devices are most likely to get the official Oreo update.
Regardless, Samsung’s Oreo update is going to take a while. The Samsung Oreo update rollout will start with the current flagships and then trickle down to other devices based on their age.
HTC has been promising to release major Android OS updates faster than usual. This time around, the company has so far confirmed that the HTC U11 will be receiving the Oreo update. There’s no confirmation about other phones, but below is a list of devices that are most likely to be updated to the latest version of Android.
OnePlus does not have too many devices to bother about. The company has already confirmed that the current flagships OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5, as well as the previous flagships, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Motorola’s Moto brand of smartphones portfolio has expanded drastically in the last year or so. The company has smartphones in the high-end, mid-range, budget segment as well as the entry level. Even though Motorola uses stock Android on its phones, it may take a while for the update to hit your device.
During the Nokia 8 launch, HMD Global had confirmed that the Nokia 8 would be updated to Oreo quickly. Additionally, the company has also promised that all its smartphones will get a minimum of 2 years of OS update support. In light of this, all existing Nokia Android smartphones are expected to be updated to Oreo.
Xiaomi has several smartphones in its Mi and Redmi lineup. While the company provides MIUI updates for a much longer period compared to other companies in the Android industry, these updates don’t always come with an updated version of Android.
So, the rule of thumb when it comes to Xiaomi’s phones is that the Redmi series always gets only 1 Android OS update, regardless of the MIUI version. The Mi series, on the other hand, gets OS updates for a much longer period. The Mi3, for example, was launched with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and was updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
While rest of the phones are yet to receive the update, the Mi A1 has already become the first phone in its segment to get Oreo update.
Asus has already confirmed that it will be updating the entire Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 3 lineup will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo by the second half of 2018. This doesn’t necessarily mean that users of all the phones will have to wait until then – Asus could start rolling out the updates in a phased manner, depending on the device and region, among other things.
- ZenFone 4
- ZenFone 4 Max
- ZenFone 4 Max Pro
- ZenFone 4 Selfie
- ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro
- ZenFone 4 Pro
- Zenfone Go (ZB552KL)
- Zenfone Live (ZB501KL)
- Zenfone 3 Zoom
- Zenfone 3 Max
- Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5
- Zenfone 3
While Sony has confirmed nothing officially about the Oreo update lineup, the following are the devices that are expected to get the latest version of Android.
Like Vivo, Oppo too hasn’t been too fast when it comes to pushing out Android updates. That said, users of the following Oppo phones can expect to get the Oreo update.
There have been reports that Huawei has already started testing the Android 8.0 Oreo update on its devices – specifically, the Mate 9. Essentially, you can expect Huawei to fare better than some other companies when it comes to rolling out the Oreo update.
Smartron has announced that the Srt.phone, its latest smartphone, will get the Oreo update. There are reports that suggest that the t.phone will also be updated to Oreo, but it has not been officially confirmed yet.