A number of smartphones from Samsung have already been updated to Android Oreo. Some other devices from the leader of the smartphone market have yet to be updated. Sony has provided for the upgrade to Oreo a significant number of its smartphones. In the meantime, ZTE would be glad to update all its smartphones to the next version of the OS, if this was possible.
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Mobile OS Android 8.0 Oreo was released by the search giant Google in August last year. But to date, most mobile devices are running earlier versions of the platform, and only some smartphones have already been upgraded to Android Oreo. Most smartphones work under the control of earlier OS versions. When to expect smartphone updates from Samsung, Sony and ZTE?
Samsung Android 8.0 Oreo Update
Samsung continues to update a number of its devices to Android Oreo. According to the Turkish website of Guncel Miyiz, owned by Samsung, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will be launched in Turkey on May 18, 2018. It can be assumed that in other markets, an update will be provided shortly thereafter. It is also noted that the Galaxy A7 and A3 2017 will be updated in June. At the same time, nothing was said about the A5 2017 model, which began receiving updates in the United States.
Note 8 users receive an update after users of the Galaxy S8. Samsung in the list of changes also reported details showing what users can expect from the update. It is not known whether this applies to all smartphones that will receive updates. One can only assume that many of these features will be the same for different devices.
The Turkish website of Samsung confirmed which devices the company will receive upgrading to Oreo. Among these smartphones, as already noted above, include both the Galaxy S7 models and the flagships of the Galaxy S line of 2017. Somewhat later, the list appeared on the Canadian website of Samsung. It includes an indication of when the updates will be released. Of course, it should be remembered that this time, most likely, is the time of updates that will be provided in Canada. Thus, there are likely differences in the time of the release of updates in other markets.
It is interesting to note that this list does not include the Galaxy S6, the upcoming update of which, as noted in addition, was previously confirmed on the support page of the operator T-Mobile. It was about the upcoming receipt of a significant upgrade of the operating system model Galaxy S6 Edge. According to a report from the Trusted Reviews resource, Note 5 software was also expected to be updated. The likelihood that these devices will receive an upgrade to Oreo remains, but the absence of official reports on this gives rise to doubts.
Prospects for upgrading to Oreo smartphones: Galaxy S7, S7 edge and A7 have already been considered.
Already updated to Oreo smartphones Samsung: Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (in the network operator AT & T), Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (update is provided), Samsung Galaxy A5 2017.
The upcoming Oreo update of these Samsung Smartphones was confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S7 (May 2018), Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (May 2018), Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 (June 2018), Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (June 2018), Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 (second half of 2018), Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (second half of 2018), Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge (second half of 2018).
According to rumours, these Samsung Smartphones can upgrade to Oreo: Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
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Sony Android 8.0 Oreo Update
Smartphones like Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact “out of the box” are running the operating system Android Oreo, but the company did not stop there. Moreover, the company has published a full list of devices, the update of which is provided to Oreo.
In this list, and flagships, such as Xperia XZ Premium, and smartphones of the middle class, which, for example, refers to Xperia X Compact, and even similar Xperia XA1 Ultra Android phones of entry level. Upgrade to Oreo is provided even for the Xperia Touch – a smart projector running Android. As Sony notes, the time and availability of updates will depend on the market and the operator.
Sony has historically well updated its smartphones In the past, Xperia X Performance became one of the first phones to be updated to Nougat a little more than three months after the release. The company was seen as one of the fastest update partners in Google. The upcoming devices from Sony XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 will be shipped with the pre-installed Android Oreo OS.
As reported by gsmarena.com, the company previously confirmed that with the upgrade to Oreo in smartphones will stop working any night modes that reduce the blue light of phone displays. Thus, those users who like to comfortably interact with their digital devices at night, will have to use third-party applications that provide the necessary functionality.
Sony smartphones, which have already been upgraded to Oreo: Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ, Xperia XZs, Xperia X Performance, Xperia X Compact, Xperia X, Xperia XA1 Plus, Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra.
Sony Smartphones, the update to Oreo confirmed: Xperia Touch.
ZTE Android 8.0 Oreo Update
ZTE did not talk about which of its phones will receive an upgrade to Oreo, and when the company asked for clarifications, its representative replied as follows:
We determine whether or not the device receives the latest update, for each device. We are very open to considering the transfer of Android O to all our devices, but since there are hardware capabilities of the device and operator requirements, it determines how quickly we are able to do what we can and determines the actual time frame when it will be on the device.
Earlier ZTE updated Axon 7 to Nougat (version 7.1.1) and simultaneously added support for Daydream VR. It remains only to hope that the tradition will continue with Oreo. It is noted that the beta program Oreo for Axon 7 from ZTE has already begun. And we can assume that it will spread to the Axon 7 Mini. There is also the possibility of upgrading to Oreo a relatively new smartphone ZTE Axon M.
ZTE Smartphone, the update to Oreo confirmed: ZTE Axon 7.