Google yesterday announced the next version of Android and as expected, it was named as Oreo. Now, one thing that many people and enthusiasts will be thinking is whether their device will be updated to Android Oreo or not. It’s always a little difficult to track what companies say regarding updates.
Today in this post we try to track down some of major OEMs and their update plans.
Starting off with Google, the Android-maker has revealed that it will be updating the Pixel phones and the Nexus 6P, 5X and the Nexus Player to Android 8.0 Oreo. For the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, the Oreo update could be the last major OS update, but it is possible that Google may try to leverage Project Treble and continue delivering major updates to those devices.
Samsung has a huge number of devices at any given point of time. The Korean giant releases several devices every few months, so it can get pretty confusing to keep a track of which devices are most likely to get the official Oreo update.
Regardless, Samsung’s Oreo update is going to take a while. The Samsung Oreo update rollout will start with the current flagships and then trickle down to other devices based on their age.
- Galaxy S8
- Galaxy S8+
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S7 Edge
- Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition
- Galaxy A7 2017
- Galaxy A5 2017
- Galaxy A3 2017
- Galaxy J7 2017
- Galaxy J7 Prime
- Galaxy J5 2017
- Galaxy Tab S3
- Galaxy C9 Pro
HTC has been promising to release major Android OS updates faster than usual. This time around, the company has so far confirmed that the HTC U11 will be receiving the Oreo update. There’s no confirmation about other phones, but below is a list of devices that are most likely to be updated to the latest version of Android.
OnePlus does not have too many devices to bother about. The company has already confirmed that the current flagship, OnePlus 5, as well as the previous flagships, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Motorola’s Moto brand of smartphones portfolio has expanded drastically in the last year or so. The company has smartphones in the high-end, mid-range, budget segment as well as the entry level. Even though Motorola uses stock Android on its phones, it may take a while for the update to hit your device.
During the Nokia 8 launch, HMD Global had confirmed that the Nokia 8 would be updated to Oreo quickly. Additionally, the company has also promised that all its smartphones will get a minimum of 2 years of OS update support. In light of this, all existing Nokia Android smartphones are expected to be updated to Oreo.
Xiaomi has several smartphones in its Mi and Redmi lineup. While the company provides MIUI updates for a much longer period compared to other companies in the Android industry, these updates don’t always come with an updated version of Android.
So, the rule of thumb when it comes to Xiaomi’s phones is that the Redmi series always gets only 1 Android OS update, regardless of the MIUI version. The Mi series, on the other hand, gets OS updates for a much longer period. The Mi3, for example, was launched with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and was updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Asus has already confirmed that it will be updating the entire Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 3 lineup will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo by the second half of 2018. This doesn’t necessarily mean that users of all the phones will have to wait until then – Asus could start rolling out the updates in a phased manner, depending on the device and region, among other things.
- ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL)
- ZenFone 4 Max (ZC520KL)
- ZenFone 4 Max Pro (ZC554KL)
- ZenFone 4 Selfie (ZD553KL)
- ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro (ZD552KL)
- 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
- Zenfone 3 Ultra
While Sony has confirmed nothing officially about the Oreo update lineup, the following are the devices that are expected to get the latest version of Android.
YU, an Indian smartphone maker, is expected to deliver the Oreo update to the following devices.
- Yunique 2
- Yureka Black
- Yureka S
- Yureka Note
Vivo has been a little slow compared to other companies when it comes to updating its devices to the latest Android version. The company has started pushing out the Nougat update just last month, so it may be best to exercise caution in this regard.
Still, the X-series of smartphones from Vivo have fared better in terms of updates, so the following are the two phones expected to get the Oreo update, for now.
- X9 Plus
Like Vivo, Oppo too hasn’t been too fast when it comes to pushing out Android updates. That said, users of the following Oppo phones can expect to get the Oreo update.
- F3 Plus
- R11 Plus
There have been reports that Huawei has already started testing the Android 8.0 Oreo update on its devices – specifically, the Mate 9. Essentially, you can expect Huawei to fare better than some other companies when it comes to rolling out the Oreo update.
An upcoming Indian company, Smartron has announced that the Srt.phone, its latest smartphone, will get the Oreo update. There are reports that suggest that the t.phone will also be updated to Oreo, but it has not been officially confirmed yet.