A bright screen with high resolution, a chipset with a powerful central and graphics processor – all this can be said about very 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 the leading vendors of Android smartphones update their devices to Oreo and what devices will get 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?
Usually, if a smartphone 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.
Alcatel Android 8.0 Oreo Update
It is noted that only 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.
The company, which owns the Alcatel brand, TCL has not announced anything about its plans to upgrade to the newest operating system of its earlier Alcatel devices.
Asus Android 8.0 Oreo Update
Asus confirmed to Digital Trends that the models of its ZenFone 3 line will receive an upgrade to Oreo by the second half of 2018. Although the company is not one of those vendors who provide software updates for their devices faster than others, it is known that earlier it, as planned, has updated the phones of the ZenFone 3 line up to Nougat. Probably, and this time the update will be released, users only have some time to wait.
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 updated to Oreo smartphones Asus: ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 3 Max, ZenFone 3.
Smartphones Asus, the update 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.
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BlackBerry Android 8.0 Oreo Update
TCL, working with BlackBerry to produce its phones, confirmed that KeyOne upgrade 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 the software, which is often the main reason for the delay in updating the software platform of the mobile device.
BlackBerry Smartphones update for Oreo has been confirmed: KeyOne, Motion.
Essential Android 8.0 Oreo Update
The most widely discussed start-up, engaged in the development of smartphones, has 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 have already been upgraded to Oreo: Essential PH-1.
Google Android 8.0 Oreo Update
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 smartphones already updated to Oreo: Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X.
Nokia Android 8.0 Oreo Update
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.
Already updated by HMD Global to Oreo, Nokia smartphones: Nokia 8, Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3.
HMD Global will also upgrade to Oreo Nokia smartphones: Nokia 2.
Honor Android 8.0 Oreo Update
Honor, a subbrand of Huawei, previously announced that some of its relatively recently introduced devices will be upgraded to Android Oreo. Recently, the brand launched the beta-upgrade program for Honor V9, which is offered in the United States market under the name Honor 8 Pro.
Earlier it was thought that the update would be received by Honor 8, but recently received an additional message, which notes that Honor 8 will not be updated to Oreo “due to hardware and software limitations.” But then the Digital Trends resource turned to Honor for explanations, and the following response was received:
To ensure that users of Honor 8 are also provided with the benefits of the latest “user experience” updates, 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 [to follow the topic], 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.
The update to Oreo for Honor 7X is already available.
Received the upgrade to Oreo smartphones Honor: Honor 9, Honor 8 Pro, Honor 7X.
Honor Smartphones, the probability of upgrading to Oreo is not excluded: Honor 8.
Many users are primarily interested in whether the smartphone is updated to the next version of the OS. It means new functionality and optimization of software. In 2018, it’s about Android Oreo. Relatively few Android smartphones are getting upgraded to a fresh operating system. But some have already been updated, while the other devices have only to be updated, and this is already known.