If we consider the pace of Android Nougat’s rollout, it won’t be surprising if some or many smartphone users don’t get the chance to get the Android Oreo update till the launch of the next major Android version.
However, a sense of satisfaction is in the form of Project Treble. It’s the biggest system-level change, according to Google, which is implemented to accelerate the modification of the OS after it’s released, before the updates are delivered to the users.
When will your phone get Android O?
Talking about past trends, it may seem like forever to get an Android O update for Android devices other than Pixel and Nexus. But Google has revealed the names of the manufacturers which would be releasing Android O update for their devices by the end of this year.
- HMD Global (Nokia)
Android 8.0 Oreo Update Release: Google
If you own a Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, or Nexus Player, the Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update could land on your device anytime. You can also manually download and flash factory image for these devices.
Android 8.0 Oreo Update Release: Samsung
For the Samsung’s Android army, the prime representatives Galaxy S8 and S8+ are most likely to be first ones to receive Oreo update. And we shouldn’t forget last year’s player, S7 and S7 Edge.
Their upcoming Note 8 would another Oreo contender. Other than the flagships, Samsung’s mid-range series including Galaxy J, A, etc.
Regarding Galaxy Note 7, would the internet forgive me if I think of it as an eligible device?
Android 8.0 Oreo Update Release: Motorola
Usually, Motorola devices are right behind Nexus and Pixel when it comes to receiving new Android. Motorola, once a Google company, has given this privilege to its customers. Although, their punctuality might have reduced over the time.
Regarding Android Oreo, top-level devices including Moto Z2 and Moto Z series would be a most eligible smartphone. Moto G4 and Moto G5 devices might also get the update. The uncertainty about budget devices would vanish over time.
Two of the confirmed devices to get Android O are Moto G5S and G5S Plus, the company announced on Twitter after the launch of the device in India.
Android 8.0 Oreo Update Release: Sony
According to an earlier report by PhoneArena, around nine devices are getting the Oreo update. Most probably, before the end of this year, as Sony is present in Google’s list.
The devices include Xperia XA Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xperia L1, Xperia X, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ, and Xperia X Performance.
Android 8.0 Oreo Update Release: LG
LG has been really quick at putting Android on their phones, at least for the top-tier devices. They took two months to release Marshmallow for G5 and for released Nougat aboard LG V20.
For this year’s Android, it’s quite possible the LG V30 might pop-up with Oreo pre-installed.
Android 8.0 Oreo Update Release: HTC
HTC U11, U Ultra, and 10 would be first devices to get Android O globally, according to a Twitter reply made by HTC. They would be releasing further details and names of new devices soon.
Android 8.0 Oreo Update Release: Nokia (HMD Global)
HMD Global has said in the past that Nokia 3, 5, and 6 would receive Android 8.0 update. The recently released Nokia 8 would also add to the list of devices. The company will try to give users a pure Android experience which doesn’t include unnecessary stuff.
Android 8.0 Oreo Update Release: OnePlus
Concluding from a Reddit AMA conducted by OnePlus, the eligible devices for Oreo update include OnePlus 3, 3T and the recently released OnePlus 5 is also an expected device.
Android 8.0 Oreo Update Release: Asus
The Taiwanese manufacturer is one of the first ones to confirm the devices for Android O. It includes five phones released as a part of the Zenfone 4 series and the Zenfone 3 devices from last year.
However, Asus said that all the supported devices would receive Android Oreo update gradually until the second half of 2018.
Android 8.0 Oreo Update Release: Xioami
The Chinese manufacturer has flooded the markets, mostly India and China, with their low-cost Android devices. Xiaomi hasn’t officially released the names of Android 8.0 devices.
However, according to a report by IBTimes citing a Quora user, claims are being made about the Oreo update being scheduled for some popular Redmi and Mi devices. We have reached out to Xiaomi regarding the official device list.
We will continue to harvest more details about the upcoming Android 8.0 Oreo devices. You can tune-in to this post in the future to get more idea about when your smartphone will get Android O update.
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