A bright screen with high resolution, a chipset with a powerful central and graphics processor – all this can be said about so many modern smartphones, adding to this the magnificent capabilities of their cameras and stylish design. But the functionality of a mobile device is largely determined by its software, which is based on the operating system. When will the leading vendors of Android smartphones update their devices to Oreo and which devices will receive the long-awaited new software?
Google released Android 8.0 Oreo back in August 2017. And only a few devices have already received an upgrade to this version of the most popular of mobile operating systems. Most smartphones work under the control of earlier OS versions. When will the most popular phones of the most important vendors of the smart device market receive an update? The answer to this question was a note by Mark Jansen “When is your phone getting Android 8.0 Oreo? We asked every major manufacturer “, published by the resource digitaltrends.com.
Usually if a smart phone is released no more than two years ago, it remains a hope, that they will receive an update to the latest version of the OS. However, everything depends on the particular model of the device. Until the release of Android 8.0 Oreo, the most recent version of the operating system was Android 7.1.2 Nougat, and it is still not available for most phones.
When will Alcatel update its smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo?
It is noted that in total one smartphone from this brand is waiting for the upgrade to Android Oreo. It's about the recently introduced Idol 5S. It should be noted that this smartphone is the only Alcatel product running Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The phones of the company of the budgetary price segment – A50, A30 Plus and A30 – are running Android 7.0 Nougat. However, Alcatel also reported that someday Nougat will update the software of its last year's Idol 4S, originally running under Marshmallow.
Alcatel-owned company TCL did not say anything about its plans to upgrade to the newest operating system released
When and which Asus smartphones will be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo?
Asus confirmed to Digital Trends that the models of its ZenFone 3 line will be upgraded to Oreo by the second half of 2018. Although the company is not one of those vendors that provide software updates for their devices faster than anyone else, it is known that earlier it, as planned, has updated the phones of the ZenFone 3 line to Nougat. It is likely that this time the update will be released, users will only have to wait a while.
One of the reasons for the delay is the need for the company to add its ZenUI shell over the new operating system. As it is reported, with Oreo it will be updated to version 4.0. Upgrading to Android 8.0 Oreo has already been released for a number of device companies – ZenFone 4, ZenFone 3 Max and ZenFone 4 Pro.
Already upgraded to Oreo smart phones Asus: ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 3 Max, ZenFone 3.  Asus smartphones, the upgrade of which to Oreo has been confirmed: ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Self-Pro, ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone 4 Max Pro, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Laser, ZenFone 3 Zoom.
When and for which smartphones BlackBerry will be released an update to Android Oreo?
TCL, working with BlackBerry over the production of its phones, confirmed that the upgrade of KeyOne to Oreo will be provided. Not a word was said about when the update will be carried out, but the version of Nougat installed on this device is pretty easy and is close to the stock version of the operating system. And this allows us to hope that the company is not going to make a significant customization of software, which is often the main reason for the delay in updating the software platform of the mobile device.
BlackBerry smartphones, whose update to Oreo has been confirmed: KeyOne, Motion.
Essential already updated to Android Oreo
The most widely discussed start-up, engaged in the development of smartphones, released its Essential PH-1 running under the pre-installed version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. After months of beta testing, the unlocked Essential Phone received an official upgrade to Oreo 8.1 following the Essential Phone for Sprint.
Essential smartphones, which had already been upgraded to Oreo: Essential PH-1.
Which devices from Google were updated to Android Oreo
Google devices usually get updates to new versions of Android first. According to the “18-month” approach to the updates, characteristic of the search giant, have already been updated to Oreo – Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. For the Nexus line, this was the last significant software update. The newest smartphones from Google – Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL – immediately “out of the box” were running Android 8.0 Oreo.
Google phones Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X already updated to Oreo.
Which smartphones from HMD Global (Nokia) have already been updated to Oreo, and which ones will update with time?
HMD Global, the company that produces Android phones Nokia brand, previously announced that all its devices will be upgraded to Oreo. During the Philippine Nokia 8 presentation, the company noted that it will support all Nokia-branded smartphones within two years after they were released. An update is provided to Oreo for Nokia 3. Beta testing was previously conducted. It is also confirmed that Nokia 2 will upgrade to Android 8.1 Oreo.
Nokia smartphones already updated by HMD Global to Oreo: Nokia 8, Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3.
Nokia smartphones, which HMD Global will also upgrade to Oreo Nokia smartphones: Nokia 2.
Outlook upgrades to Android Oreo devices Honor
Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei, previously announced that some of its relatively recently introduced devices will be upgraded to Android Oreo. The brand has recently launched a beta update program for Honor V9, which is offered in the United States market under the name Honor 8 Pro.
It was previously thought that the update would be received by Honor 8, but recently received an additional message stating that Honor 8 will not be upgraded to Oreo “due to hardware and software limitations.” But then Digital Trends turned to Honor for explanations, and the answer was:
To ensure that users of Honor 8 also benefit from the latest updates of the “user experience”, new features of EMUI 8.0 will be transferred to Honor 8. Additional details about the update will be released within one week. Please continue [следить за темой] and we thank you for your support and interest in Honor.
This answer can be understood as a message that the smartphone Honor 8 will receive an update. Moreover, it looks like an almost explicit confirmation of the receipt of Honor 8 in the future upgrade to Oreo. However, doubts remain.
An upgrade to Oreo for Honor 7X is already available.
Honor: Honor 9, Honor 8 Pro, Honor 7X.
Smartphones Honor, the possibility of updating to Oreo is not excluded : Honor 8.
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