Android Oreo update release date: OnePlus 3 gets first test build already

Android 8.0 (O)

Update [September 07, 2017]: Well, that was super-fast! OnePlus has already released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the OnePlus 3 under closed beta testing group. More details in the OnePlus section below.

Note: Official announcements so far: Nokia, HTC, Asus and Sony. Please check the OEM sections below for the details of announcement and planned release date.


While a majority of the Android smartphones are now receiving the Android Nougat update slowly, flagship phones from various smartphone vendors are getting ready for the release of next big software update. And that’s Android Oreo, based on Android 8.0.

You can expect the Samsung, OnePlus, Sony, LG, Xiaomi, HTC, etc. companies of our world to provide a more solid release timeline for their popular and flagship devices as regards Oreo release date pretty soon. But it’s safe to say that flagship devices like Galaxy S8, Galaxy S7, HTC U11, HTC 10, OnePlus 5/3/3T, ZenFone 4, LG G6, etc. are in for the update — in fact, we think all flagship devices from the major OEMs, released in 2017 and 2018, are eligible for the Android 8.0 update.

Now that we have established this, let’s address the elephant in the room: When will the update hit your device or even better, will your device ever get the update in the first place?

We can’t say for sure which Android devices would get the update first, except for the few, which are Google backup phones: Pixel and Nexus. Not all nexus sets are gonna see the Android Oreo update, as only Nexus 5X and 6P are in line for 8.0, while you have Pixel and Pixel XL among the very first one eligible for update.

For the rest of the devices — which are many — we think Moto Z2 Force, LG G6 and OnePlus 5 will be among the first ones, with devices from Sony and Samsung also getting Orep update by December 2017.

Here is an OEM-wise list of phones that should get the Oreo update.

Asus

Going by its history, Asus is pretty slow when it comes to rolling out big OS updates, that is for flagship handsets. Things get even worse for the mid-range handsets. Although possible, we don’t see that changing this year as well. In the best case scenario, Asus’s flagship handsets should receive the Android Oreo update within 4-5 months from the day Google announces it. Users with mid-range devices from Asus may have to wait for a while.

Recently, Asus confirmed that its smartphones under the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 3 series will get the Android Oreo update. So, that’s some good news. Here’s a list.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Asus Live G500TG Not expected Confirmed
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS550KL Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TL Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 3s Max ZC521TL Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 4 Max Plus ZC554KL Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 4 Max Pro ZC554KL Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 4 Max ZC520KL Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 4 Max ZC554KL Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 4 Pro Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KL Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone AR ZS571KL Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone Go T500 Not expected Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone Go ZB450KL Not expected Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone Go ZB452KG Not expected Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone Go ZB500KL Not expected Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone Go ZB551KL Not expected Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone Go ZB552KL Not expected Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone Live ZB501KL Not expected Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL (2016) Not expected Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3 Not expected Not confirmed
Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3s Not expected Not confirmed

BlackBerry

BlackBerry hasn’t announced which of its recently released phones will get the next big software update, the Android Oreo. If we were to speculate, however, the BlackBerry KEYone could at the least get the update sometime in 2018.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
BlackBerry Aurora Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
BlackBerry DTEK50 Not expected Not confirmed
BlackBerry DTEK60 Not expected Not confirmed
BlackBerry Keyone Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed

Essential

Andy Rubin, during the launch of Essential Phone, had confirmed that the smartphone would be receiving software updates regularly and promptly. These are again, just his words, but we will give the benefit of the doubt to the Essential Phone for this time. Besides, the smartphone runs near-stock Android. So, it shouldn’t take long for the company to roll out the Oreo build.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Essential Phone Expected November 2017 Confirmed

Gionee

The same holds true for Gionee as well. The company hasn’t been the one to focus on the software side of things, for the most part. So, expecting an Android Oreo update is close to dreaming if you own mid-range Gionee handsets. Flagship handsets (albeit very small) stand a chance to get the update.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Gionee A1 Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee A1 Lite Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee A1 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee F103 Pro Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee F5 Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee M2017 Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee M6 Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee M6 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee M6s Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee Marathon M5 mini Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee P5 Mini Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee P7 Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee P7 Max Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee P8 Max Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee S10 Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee S10B Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee S10C Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee S6 Pro Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee S6s Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee S8 Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee S9 Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee Steel 2 Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee W909 Not expected Not confirmed
Gionee X1 Not expected Not confirmed

Google

With the launch of Android Oreo today, Google has already released the Oreo system images for the Android 8.0 update compatible devices, listed below.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Google Nexus 5 Not expected Confirmed
Google Nexus 5X Released
Google Nexus 6P Released
Google Nexus Player Released
Google Pixel Released
Google Pixel XL Released
Google Pixel C Released

HTC 

Update [August 23, 2017]: Good news, folks! HTC earlier today came out and talked a bit about their Oreo update plans. Darren Miller, HTC’s international Brand Ambassador, shared via his Twitter handle, @HTC Bro, that they plan to release the Android 8.0 update for the HTC U11, HTC U Ultra and HTC 10. It’s a worldwide release we’re talking, and thus basically covers every one of those three sets around the world, including those at US carriers (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular, to name a few). They didn’t provide the release timeline, but we hope it happens before the end of the year.

We know you would ask, why HTC U Play has been left out. Well, it’s not that — HTC further shared that additional devices eligible for the Oreo update would be revealed later on. Here’s the tweet from HTC.

When it comes to HTC, the recently unveiled HTC U11 will most likely get the next Android update. However, the company hasn’t made any announcements regarding the development of the Android Oreo update for its devices. So, we will have to wait for a while to know more details about the same. That said, we easily imaging the following devices get an update to Oreo.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
HTC 10 Expected December 2017 Confirmed
HTC 10 evo Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
HTC 10 Lifestyle Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
HTC Desire 10 Pro Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
HTC Desire 530 Not expected Not confirmed
HTC Desire 625 Not expected Not confirmed
HTC Desire 628 Not expected Not confirmed
HTC Desire 630 Not expected Not confirmed
HTC Desire 650 Not expected Not confirmed
HTC Desire 728 Ultra Not expected Not confirmed
HTC Desire 825 Not expected Not confirmed
HTC Desire 830 Not expected Not confirmed
HTC One A9s Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
HTC One M9 Prime Camera Not expected Not confirmed
HTC One S9 Not expected Not confirmed
HTC One X10 Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
HTC U Play Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
HTC U Ultra Expected December 2017 Confirmed
HTC U11 Expected December 2017 Confirmed

Huawei 

Huawei has decent history with software updates. They were pretty good with Nougat, and we see them do good with Oreo update too. Although we haven’t heard from Huawei as regard which of their sets are gonna receive the Oreo update, we think the following sets would surely have the luxury of running on Android 8.0 sooner or later.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Huawei Enjoy 6 Not expected Confirmed
Huawei Enjoy 6s Not expected Confirmed
Huawei G9 Plus Not expected Confirmed
Huawei Honor 5A Not expected Confirmed
Huawei Honor 5c Not expected Confirmed
Huawei Honor 6A Not expected Confirmed
Huawei Honor 6X Not expected Confirmed
Huawei Honor 8 Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Huawei Honor 8 Pro Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Huawei Honor 9 Expected December 2017 Not confirmed
Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus Not expected Confirmed
Huawei Honor Holly 3 Not expected Confirmed
Huawei Honor Magic Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Huawei Honor Note 8 Not expected Not confirmed
Huawei Honor V8 Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Huawei Mate 9 Expected December 2017 Not confirmed
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design Expected December 2017 Not confirmed
Huawei Mate 9 Pro Expected December 2017 Not confirmed
Huawei nova Not expected Not confirmed
Huawei nova 2 Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Huawei nova 2 plus Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Huawei nova plus Not expected Not confirmed
Huawei P10 Expected December 2017 Not confirmed
Huawei P10 Lite Expected December 2017 Not confirmed
Huawei P10 Plus Expected December 2017 Not confirmed
Huawei P8 Lite (2017) Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Huawei P9 Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Huawei P9 lite Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Huawei P9 Plus Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Huawei Y3 (2017) Not expected Not confirmed
Huawei Y3II Not expected Not confirmed
Huawei Y5 (2017) Not expected Not confirmed
Huawei Y5II Not expected Not confirmed
Huawei Y6 (2017) Not expected Not confirmed
Huawei Y6II Compact Not expected Not confirmed
Huawei Y7 Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Huawei Y7 Prime Not expected Not confirmed

Lava

Sadly, but not surprisingly, none of the devices Lava have on offer would be seeing an update to Android 8.0 Oreo OS.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Lava A32 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A44 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A48 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A50 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A51 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A55 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A59 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A67 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A68 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A71 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A72 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A73 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A76 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A76+ Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A77 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A79 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A82 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A88 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A89 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A97 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava A97 2GB+ Not expected Not confirmed
Lava Iris Fuel F2 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava P7 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava P7+ Not expected Not confirmed
Lava V2 3GB Not expected Not confirmed
Lava V2 s Not expected Not confirmed
Lava V5 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava X11 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava X17 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava X19 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava X28 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava X28 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Lava X3 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava X38 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava X41 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Lava X46 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava X50 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava X50 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Lava X81 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava Z10 Not expected Not confirmed
Lava Z25 Not expected Not confirmed

Lenovo

Minus the ZUK series phones (and Motorola, of course), Lenovo has had a bad reputation when it comes to rolling out new software updates especially the big ones. And we don’t see that changing this year. Which means most of the handsets from Lenovo may not get the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Not anytime soon, at least.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Lenovo A Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo A6600 Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo A6600 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo A7000 Turbo Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo B Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo C2 Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo C2 Power Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo K5 Note Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo K6 Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo K6 Note Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo K6 Power Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo K8 Note Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo Lemon 3 Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo P2 Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo Phab2 Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo Phab2 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo Phab2 Pro Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo Vibe A Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo Vibe C Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo Vibe K5 Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo Vibe S1 Lite Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo ZUK Edge Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Not expected Not confirmed
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro Not expected Not confirmed

LG 

There haven’t been any sorts of announcements by LG as far as the Android Oreo update is concerned. So, at this point in time, it’s hard to predict when and to which devices will the latest update will be rolled out. Having said that, we expect the devices mentioned below to receive the update by the end of this year or in early 2018.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
LG X5 Not expected Not confirmed
LG X venture Not expected Not confirmed
LG X style Not expected Not confirmed
LG X Skin Not expected Not confirmed
LG X screen Not expected Not confirmed
LG X power2 Not expected Not confirmed
LG X power Not expected Not confirmed
LG X max Not expected Not confirmed
LG X mach Not expected Not confirmed
LG X cam Not expected Not confirmed
LG V20 Expected December 2017 Not confirmed
LG U Not expected Not confirmed
LG Stylus 3 Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
LG Stylus 2 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
LG Stylus 2 Not expected Not confirmed
LG Stylo 3 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
LG Stylo 2 Not expected Not confirmed
LG Q8 Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
LG Q6 Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
LG K8 (2017) Not expected Not confirmed
LG K8 Not expected Not confirmed
LG K7 (2017) Not expected Not confirmed
LG K7 Not expected Not confirmed
LG K5 Not expected Not confirmed
LG K4 (2017) Not expected Not confirmed
LG K4 Not expected Not confirmed
LG K3 (2017) Not expected Not confirmed
LG K3 Not expected Not confirmed
LG K20 plus Not expected Not confirmed
LG K10 (2017) Not expected Not confirmed
LG K10 Not expected Not confirmed
LG Harmony Not expected Not confirmed
LG G6 Expected November 2017 Not confirmed
LG G5 SE Expected December 2017 Not confirmed
LG G5 Expected December 2017 Not confirmed

Meizu

Meizu again is another Chinese company that releases smartphones frequently but doesn’t bother to care about big OS updates. Most of its phones including the flagship ones haven’t received an update to Nougat itself. So, Android Oreo seems a bit out of the equation at this point in time.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Meizu E2 Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu M3 Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu M3 Max Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu M3 Note Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu M3e Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu M3s Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu M3x Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu M5 Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu M5 Note Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu M5c Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu M5s Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu M6 Note Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Meizu MX5e Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu MX6 Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu Pro 6 Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu Pro 6 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu Pro 6s Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu Pro 7 Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Meizu Pro 7 Plus Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Meizu U10 Not expected Not confirmed
Meizu U20 Not expected Not confirmed

Micromax

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Micromax Bharat 2 Q402 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Bolt Q381 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Bolt Selfie Q424 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Bolt Supreme 2 Q301 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Bolt supreme 4 Q352 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Bolt Supreme Q300 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas 1 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas 2 Q4310 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas 5 Lite Q462 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas 6 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas 6 Pro E484 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Amaze 2 E457 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Amaze 4G Q491 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Evok E483 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Evok Note E453 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Evok Power Q4260 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Fire 5 Q386 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Fire 6 Q428 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Infinity Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Juice 4G Q461 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Mega 2 Q426 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Selfie 2 Q4311 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Selfie 4 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Spark 2 Plus Q350 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Spark 3 Q385 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Spark 4G Q4201 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Unite 4 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas Unite 4 Pro Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Canvas xp 4G Q413 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Dual 5 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Spark Vdeo Q415 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Unite 4 plus Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Vdeo 1 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Vdeo 2 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Vdeo 3 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Vdeo 4 Not expected Not confirmed
Micromax Vdeo 5 Not expected Not confirmed

Motorola

Motorola handsets run near-Stock Android, and the company has always been very keen on faster Android update release. Which means eligible Motorola devices will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update pretty soon. As far as eligible devices are concerned, Motorola Moto Z, Moto G, and Moto X series handsets released in the past two years (mentioned below) should receive the update.

There are only slim chances that Moto E4 and E4 Plus too receive the Oreo update, while we don’t think Moto C and C Plus will get it.

Update 15/9/2017: Motorola has announced the devices that will receive Oreo update. 

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Motorola Moto Z2 Play Expected November 2017 Confirmed
Motorola Moto Z2 Force Expected November 2017 Confirmed
Motorola Moto Z Play (Moto Z Play Droid) Expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Motorola Moto Z Force (Moto Z Force Droid) Expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Motorola Moto Z Expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Motorola Moto M Not Expected Confirmed
Motorola Moto X (X4) Expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Motorola Moto G5S Plus Expected Q4 2017 Confirmed
Motorola Moto G5S Expected Q4 2017 Confirmed
Motorola Moto G5 Plus Expected Q4 2017 Confirmed
Motorola Moto G5 Expected Q4 2017 Confirmed
Motorola Moto G4 Plus Expected Confirmed
Motorola Moto G4 Play Not Expected Confirmed
Motorola Moto G4 Not Expected Confirmed
Motorola Moto E4 Plus Not expected Confirmed
Motorola Moto E4 Not expected Confirmed
Motorola Moto E3 Power Not expected Confirmed
Motorola Moto E3 Not expected Confirmed
Motorola Moto C Plus Not expected Confirmed
Motorola Moto C Not expected Confirmed

Nokia 

Update [September 06, 2017]: Nokia has once again confirmed that it plans to release the Android 8.0 Oreo update for all of its phones released on Android OS in 2017. They specifically mentioned that even the lowest costing of them, the Nokia 3, won’t left out of the Oreo release. Cool, right? Hope other OEMs sit up and take notice.

HMD Global had last month confirmed that all the three phones launched by it during the MWC 2017 event would receive the Android Oreo update. Taking into consideration the fact these handsets run near-Stock Android out-of-the-box, it shouldn’t take long for the company to roll out the update to its devices (listed below) now that Google has released the Android 8.0 update.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Nokia 6 Expected November 2017 Confirmed
Nokia 5 Expected December 2017 Confirmed
Nokia 3 Expected December 2017 Confirmed

OnePlus 

Update [September 07, 2017]: We’re so happy to report that even though it has not been full 3 weeks since Google outed the Oreo update for its Pixel and Nexus users, OnePlus has already prepared an Android 8.0 update for its OnePlus 3, for users in closed beta testing. That. Is. Cool. Check out our coverage here on OnePlus 3 Oreo update closed beta release. We expect the company to release the Oreo update for its OnePlus 5, 3 and 3T handsets sometime in November 2017 now, while a public beta version of the Oreo update could be out next month, in October 2017. Check out the screenshot below of the Android 8.0 OTA update currently rolling out for closed beta used of OnePlus 3.

OnePlus was pretty timely in rolling out Android Nougat update to its flagship OnePlus 3 and 3T handsets last year. We expect the same to continue this year as well. Also, the company has already confirmed that both these handsets will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update when it’s released sometime later this year. In case you are wondering, handsets mentioned below will get the update.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
OnePlus 2 Not expected Confirmed
OnePlus 3 Expected November 2017 Confirmed. under closed beta testing now.
OnePlus 3T Expected November 2017 Confirmed
OnePlus 5 Expected November 2017 Confirmed
OnePlus One Not expected Confirmed
OnePlus X Not expected Confirmed

Oppo

Except for a couple of handsets, most of the smartphones launched by Oppo in this and last year are still on Android Marshmallow. While a majority of these handsets feature hardware good enough to support Android O, we highly doubt the likelihood of these devices getting an update to the latest Android OS.

At best, they could be upgraded to Android Nougat, that is if Oppo cares to push a software update.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Oppo A37 Not expected Not confirmed
Oppo A57 Not expected Not confirmed
Oppo A59 Not expected Not confirmed
Oppo A77 Not expected Not confirmed
Oppo F1 Not expected Not confirmed
Oppo F1 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Oppo F1s Not expected Not confirmed
Oppo F3 Not expected Not confirmed
Oppo F3 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Oppo R11 Not expected Not confirmed
Oppo R11 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Oppo R9 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Oppo R9s Not expected Not confirmed
Oppo R9s Plus Not expected Not confirmed

LeEco

Given the company’s current position in the industry, the company will most likely ignore the Android Oreo update. So, it’s wise not to get your hopes high in case you own a LeEco phone.

Samsung

Update [September 08, 2017]: It’s being reported that Samsung is working on the Oreo update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+, and that the test build is G950FXXU1BQI1 and G955FXXU1BQI1 respectively. However, this doesn’t mean much because going by Nougat release and similar news appearing last year, it still took Samsung a great deal of time to release 7.0 update to masses. Anyway, we can only hope that a test build of Samsung’s Oreo update comes sooner than later.

Akin to LG, even Samsung hasn’t revealed its plans for the Android Oreo Nougat update. However, its fair to say the we’re gonna see Oreo on popular handsets by the Korean mobile giant. Here are the devices that should get the Oreo OTA rolling out sometime in 2018 (the S8 sets could have the 8.0 update in December, in we’re in luck).

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy A7 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy A8 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy C5 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy C7 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy E5 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy E7 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy Express Prime Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy Folder Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy Grand Max Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J Max Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J1 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J1 4G Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J1 mini prime Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J1 Nxt Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J2 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2016) Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J5 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J7 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy J7 V Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy Note FE Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy Note5 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy Note7 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy Note8 Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy On5 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy On7 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy On8 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini I9195I Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S6 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S6 active Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S7 Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S7 active Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S8 Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy Tab J Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy V Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 G389F Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Not expected Not confirmed
Samsung Xcover 550 Not expected Not confirmed

Sony

Update [August 31, 2017]: Some great news here. Sony has official announced the device list of its Xperia devices that are gonna get the Oreo update sooner or later (nope, they didn’t provide the OTA release order). Sony confirmed that its Android 8.0 OTA is being prepared for these devices: Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xperia Touch and Xperia XA1 Plus. There will be two more Sony device to run Oreo update, which will be Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, as both will lauch with Android 8.0 pre-installed.

Sony is yet to reveal its plans for the Android Oreo update. But it’s among the first one to release the major Android update for its devices, and kudos to them for that. Last year, with Nougat, they were among the first ones to bring the Nougat update for then flagships under the beta program, and we hope for the same with Oreo update too. We think these Sony Android smartphones would receive the Oreo update before the end of December 2017.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Sony Xperia E5 Not expected Confirmed
Sony Xperia L1 Not expected Confirmed
Sony Xperia X Expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Sony Xperia X Compact Expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Sony Xperia X Performance Expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Sony Xperia XA Not expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Sony Xperia XA Dual Not expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Sony Xperia XA Ultra Not expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Sony Xperia XA1 Expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Sony Xperia XZ Expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Sony Xperia XZs Expected Q1 2018 Confirmed
Sony Xperia Touch Expected Q2 2018 Confirmed
Sony Xperia Z Not expected Confirmed
Sony Xperia Z2 Not expected Confirmed
Sony Xperia Z3 Not expected Confirmed
Sony Xperia Z4 Not expected Confirmed
Sony Xperia Z5 Not expected Confirmed

Vivo

Vivo, akin to its Chinese counterparts, is no good when it comes to pushing the Android software updates to its devices. Most of its devices are still on Android Marshmallow and Lollipop which means Android Oreo isn’t going to come to these handsets anytime soon if not ever.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
vivo V3 Not expected Not confirmed
vivo V3Max Not expected Not confirmed
vivo V5 Not expected Not confirmed
vivo V5 Lite Not expected Not confirmed
vivo V5 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
vivo V5s Not expected Not confirmed
vivo X6S Not expected Not confirmed
vivo X6S Plus Not expected Not confirmed
vivo X7 Not expected Not confirmed
vivo X7 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
vivo X9 Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
vivo X9 Plus Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
vivo X9s Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
vivo X9s Plus Expected Q2 2018 Not confirmed
vivo Xplay5 Not expected Not confirmed
vivo Xplay5 Elite Not expected Not confirmed
vivo Xplay6 Not expected Not confirmed
vivo Y25 Not expected Not confirmed
vivo Y53 Not expected Not confirmed
vivo Y55s Not expected Not confirmed
vivo Y67 Not expected Not confirmed

Xiaomi

Xiaomi has been pretty late to roll out the Android Nougat update to most of its handsets. And judging by its history, we don’t expect the company to push the Oreo update anytime soon. Perhaps, its most recent flagship handsets including the Xiaomi Mi 6 could get the update sometime in early 2018. The company hasn’t revealed its plans for Android O just yet.

Though, we think these devices would surely the Oreo released for them. Xiaomi could release the Oreo OTA for more devices, but we would wait until they make any announcement to confirm such devices.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
Xiaomi Mi 4s Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Mi 5 Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Mi 5c Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Mi 5s Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Mi 5X Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Mi 6 Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Mi Max Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Mi Mix Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi 3s Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi 3x Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi 4 (4X) Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi 4 (China) Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi 4A Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (MediaTek) Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime Not expected Not confirmed
Xiaomi Redmi Pro Not expected Not confirmed

Xolo

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
XOLO Era 1X Not expected Not confirmed
XOLO Era 2 Not expected Not confirmed
XOLO Era 2X Not expected Not confirmed
XOLO Era 4G Not expected Not confirmed
XOLO Era 4K Not expected Not confirmed
XOLO Era X Not expected Not confirmed

YU

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
YU Yunicorn Not expected Not confirmed
YU Yunique 2 Not expected Not confirmed
YU Yunique Plus Not expected Not confirmed
YU Yureka Not expected Not confirmed
YU Yureka Black Expected Q1 2018 Not confirmed
YU Yureka Note Not expected Not confirmed
YU Yureka S Not expected Not confirmed

ZTE

ZTE, as of now, is yet to confirm or reveal its plans for the upcoming Android Oreo update. The company has released a good number of phones since last year. While not all of these handsets will receive the update, a few will most likely do. We will update the post as and when we learn more details.

Device Android 8.0 Oreo Update Expected Release Date OEM confirmation
ZTE Avid Plus Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Axon 7 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Axon 7 Max Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Axon 7 mini Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Axon 7s Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade A2 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade A2 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade A452 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade A512 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade A520 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade A601 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade A610 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade L110 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade L5 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade V Plus Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade V7 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade V7 Lite Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade V7 Max Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade V7 Plus Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade V8 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade V8 Lite Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade V8 Mini Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade V8 Pro Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Blade Z Max Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Grand X 3 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Grand X Max 2 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Grand X4 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Max XL Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Nubia M2 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Nubia M2 lite Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Nubia M2 Play Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Nubia N1 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Nubia N1 lite Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Nubia N2 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Nubia Prague S Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Nubia Z11 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Nubia Z11 Max Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Nubia Z11 mini Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Nubia Z11 mini S Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Nubia Z17 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Nubia Z17 mini Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Warp 7 Not expected Not confirmed
ZTE Zmax Pro Not expected Not confirmed

That’s it.


So, that’s the Oreo update scenario for Android phones that are currently available in the market.

Samsung seems to have the largest count of Android phones that will get Oreo update, even though a bit later than most. But it’s still good, right? While, Chinese and Indian OEMs are pretty rubbish with updates — we’re looking at you: Vivo, Oppo, Gionee, Micromax, Lava, etc.

What do you think about the whole update situation on Android?

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