Android’s latest version, Oreo, is gradually becoming available on a growing number of devices. (Read all about what to expect from Oreo
here). You’re probably wondering whether your phone will be upgraded to Oreo and when it might get the update. Expect high-end smartphones to get it first. If you’re using a budget or mid-range phone, you probably won’t be able to get the upgrade, save for a few exceptions.
Let’s break it down by manufacturers, but keep in mind these are estimations as no official information has been confirmed at time of writing.
Google’s smartphones will be the first to be upgraded or shipped with Android Oreo. You can except
Nexus 5X and
6P to be among the first phones to display Android’s newest version. Asus’s
Nexus Player should be next, followed by
Pixel C Tablet.
As far as when to expect it, Google did not give a specific timeframe other than “soon”, although it now suggests that update is starting to roll out to Pixel and Nexus devices:
Samsung does not have the greatest record when it comes to fast updating. The Galaxy 7 and 7 Edge were the first to receive the Nougat update last year, 5 months after it became available. The
Galaxy S8 and
S8 Plus should be the first get the Oreo update, followed by the soon to be released
Note 8, which should ship with Nougat but upgrade to Oreo quickly. By the first half of 2018, the
S7 edge and
S7 active, as well as the
S8 Active should have been updated too.
Due to its privileged relationship with Google,
LG might manage to launch its newest smartphone, the
V30 with Oreo pre-installed (reiterating what it did with the
V20, which shipped with Nougat last year). The LG
V20 will be next to get the Oreo update, hopefully before the end of 2017.
Sony has given no time frame regarding when they will be updating their devices to Oreo, but it is rolling out to the Xperia XZ now. Expect other devices to follow.
OnePlus has given indication that
OnePlus 3 and
3T will be the first to be upgraded to Oreo, within the year. We’re thinking a late 2017 release. The
One Plus 5 should follow.
Huawei has reportedly been testing Oreo on the
Mate 9, indicating it should be one of the first to be updated to Android 8.0. The
Mate 10 should ship with Oreo. Expect Huawei and
Honor’s recent models, like the
P10 series and
Honor 8 to run Oreo by early 2018.
Motorola should upgrade the
Z2 series first, followed by
G5. Considering Motorola’s rapidity in upgrading to Nougat last year, we think Oreo should be available by November 2017.
The devices getting the upgrade include: Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z, Moto Z Play, Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, Moto GS5 and Moto GS5 Plus. The Moto G4 series will not get the upgrade.
We can easily predict that the
HTC‘s new launches will get Oreo first, hopefully by January 2018. HTC 10, Bolt and U Ultra should follow.
Nokia has confirmed that all of its phone will get Android Oreo – that’s the Nokia 3, Nokia 5,
Nokia 6 and
Although Juho Sarvikas, HMD’s chief product officer, made this announcement on
Twitter, he didn’t go as far to say when the update would arrive.
KeyOne will receive the Oreo update, but it’s difficult to predict a time frame as
BlackBerry has been known to take a while to upgrade its software.
Android Oreo vs Android Nougat