Each year Android announces new versions of their OS, and geeks like myself get excited about using the new features, only to be disappointed after six months when the Manufacturer or Carrier hasn’t pushed any updates. Most of the big brands are bad for this, and I am not hopeful that my LG V20 will ever get the update.
For example, if you are a Samsung fan it is unlikely you will receive an update anytime soon. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge only started to receive the Android 7.0 143 days after it was announced.
However, some companies are more proactive. The Nokia 8 could be one of the best phones of the year, not only is it one of the cheapest flagship phones, but it uses almost stock Android, and it has been confirmed that it is the first none Google phone to get the Oreo update.
Hot on its heels is HTC who have announced that unlocked HTC U11 devices will start receiving the update from today.
The devices that have been confirmed for the Android 8 updates (at some point) include:
Sony announced which devices would receive the update to Android 8.0 Oreo on August 31. Those devices include:
- Xperia X
- Xperia X Performance
- Xperia XZ
- Xperia X Compact
- Xperia XZ Premium
- Xperia XZs
- Xperia XA1
- Xperia XA1 Ultra
- Xperia Touch
- Xperia XA1 Plus
The Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact came with Oreo out of the box.
Motorola recently announced which of its devices would receive the Oreo update. Those devices include:
- Moto Z2 Force
- Moto Z2 Play
- Moto Z Force
- Moto Z Moto Z Play
- Moto X4
- Moto G5S Plus
- Moto G5 Plus
- Moto G5
- Moto G4 Plus
Huawei revealed that the Honor 8 Pro and 6X would receive Android Oreo sometime before the end of 2017. The Huawei Mate 10 has Oreo out of the box.
No word on the OnePlus devices and the OnePlus 5T wasn’t even released with Oreo
No specific details from Samsung but their Oreo update should include all S7 and S8 devices. It is also rumoured that the S6 might actually get an update.