Lately, there has been a lot of confusion on which devices will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update and which devices won’t make the cut. Having launched the latest 8.0 version of Android OS earlier this year, Google recently confirmed that it has started rolling out the final update for its Pixel and Nexus devices. While the Pixel and certain Nexus smartphones are sure to get the update, Google is also working with other smartphone manufacturers such as HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus and Sony to upgrade its new and existing devices to Android 8.0 Oreo sooner or later.
Android 8.0 Oreo comes with a host of new features. The most obvious visual change is a revamped Settings menu, which features subtle dark grey text on an all-white background. Android Oreo may finally fix issues with standby battery drain. Background Execution Limits being imposed in Android Oreo will ensure that apps won’t run with background services open at all times. One of the best new features of Android Oreo is the ability to snooze individual notifications. Android Oreo also comes with the autofill feature. This means the new Android iteration will remember your logins so that you can get into your favorite apps with your permission. This is possibly the most awaited feature of Android O. The feature allows its users to perform two tasks simultaneously. Lastly, Connectivity will also be better with the new OS.
Below is a list of smartphones slated to get updated to Android Oreo, as compiled by Fonearena. According to the report, a variety of brands have confirmed that certain devices will get Android 8.0 Oreo update. However, some companies are yet to officially confirm the same.
Xiaomi partnered with Google for the launch of its Mi A1 smartphone and promised users that they will get the Android 8.0 Nougat update by the end of this year. Apart from Mi A1, the Mi MIX 2, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Mi Max 2, Mi 6 and Mi Note 3 are also due to get the Android O update. Older devices such as the Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3s Prime, Redmi Mi 3, Redmi 3 and Redmi 2 won’t be getting the update as per reports. ALSO READ: How to get Android Oreo on Xiaomi Mi 3, Mi 4 right now
Samsung will be pushing out the update to a lot of phones. To begin with the flagship Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 are sure to get the update. Apart from these, the Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy J7 (2017)/Pro, Galaxy J5 (2017)/Pro, Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy C9 Pro, Galaxy C7 Pro, and Galaxy Tab S3 will get the update. Samsung users owning Samsung Galaxy On5, Samsung Galaxy On8, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and Samsung Galaxy Note 4, to name a few, won’t get the Android O update.
HMD Global has announced that the Android Oreo update will be available for the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and flagship Nokia 8. In fact, the much-anticipated Nokia 9 is rumored to run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. In related news, the Nokia 8 is set to launch in India on September 26. The smartphone is expected to be priced at around Rs 45,000 in India.
Motorola has recently confirmed on its blog that certain devices including the Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Play Droid, Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z2 Force Edition, Moto X4, Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus will be eligible for the Android O update. However, you won’t be seeing an update if you own a Moto G3, Moto E4 Plus, Moto C Plus, Moto E4, Moto G4 Play, Moto X Play, and Moto X Style, to name a few. Similarly Lenovo will roll out the update to the K8 Note, Lenovo K8 and Lenovo K8 Plus.
Just like Motorola, Sony also confirmed that some of its smartphones that will be upgraded to Android O. This includes the Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xperia Touch and Xperia XA1 Plus.
OnePlus, with its small portfolio of smartphones, doesn’t have to do much to bring its phones up to scratch. The OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are confirmed to receive Android Oreo. It is also rumored that next OnePlus device will be launched with Android “O” out of the box. On the other hand, the OnePlus 2, OnePlus X and OnePlus One won’t be getting the update.
Huawei is rumored to update the P10, Honor 8 Pro, Honor 8, Honor 8 Lite, Honor 6X, and Mate 9 to Android Oreo. ALSO READ: Android 8.0 Oreo: How to download and install on your Pixel and Nexus devices right now
The most recent LG smartphones such as the G6 and Q6 are likely to be upgraded to Oreo. Other key phones such as the G5, V20, Q8 are also widely expected to get the Oreo update.
There are many Asus phones that will get the Android O update. Apart from the latest launched Zenfone 4-series which will surely get the update, other smartphones include the ZenFone Pro (ZS551KL), Zenfone Go (ZB552KL), Zenfone Live (ZB501KL), Zenfone 3s Max, Zenfone AR, Zenfone 3 Zoom, Zenfone 3 Max, Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5, Zenfone 3, and Zenfone 3 Ultra.
Oppo and Vivo have been a little slow compared to other companies when it comes to updating their devices to the latest Android version. However, rumors suggest that Vivo X9 and X9 Plus, will receive the update. The Oppo F3 Plus, R11 and R11 Plus are likely to be the only devices from the Chinese brand that will get the latest OS.