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Android Oreo update: Update rolling out to LG V20, Galaxy A8 2016, and U.S. unlocked Galaxy S7

While a majority of Android smartphones are now running Android Nougat, a good number of flagship phones from various vendors have either received or are getting ready to receive the update to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Other than Google, the likes of Nokia, OnePlus, Sony, Huawei, LG, HTC, Asus, Lenovo and recently Samsung have joined the Oreo bandwagon, but given Samsung’s market share and the fact that only the Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 and a handful of others, including the 2016 Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, have received Oreo, the OS has only reached a little over 1% of all Android devices. Other OEMs are still testing the OS on older devices ahead of rollout.

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?

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 little longer.

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

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Asus ZenFone 5Pre-installedNA
Asus ZenFone 5ZPre-installedNA
Asus ZenFone 5 LitePre-installedNA
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS550KLEligibleReleased on 26 March 2018
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS570KLEligibleReleased on 15 May 2018
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KLEligibleQ2 2018 (by end of June)
Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TLEligibleQ3 2018
Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KLEligibleQ3 2018
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KLEligibleQ3 2018
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KLEligibleReleased on 29 Jan 2018
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KLEligibleReleased on 29 Jan 2018
Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KLEligibleReleased on 17 May 2018
Asus Zenfone 3s Max ZC521TLEligibleQ3 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Max Plus ZC554KLEligibleQ3 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Max Pro ZC554KLEligibleQ3 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Max ZC520KLEligibleQ3 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Max ZC554KLEligibleQ3 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Pro ZS551KLEligibleReleased on 12 March 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KLEligibleQ3 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KLEligibleQ3 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KLEligibleReleased on 29 Dec 2017
Asus Zenfone AR ZS571KLEligibleQ3 2018
Asus Live G500TGNot eligible
Asus Zenfone Go T500Not eligible
Asus Zenfone Go ZB450KLNot eligible
Asus Zenfone Go ZB452KGNot eligible
Asus Zenfone Go ZB500KLNot eligible
Asus Zenfone Go ZB551KLNot eligible
Asus Zenfone Go ZB552KLNot eligible
Asus Zenfone Live ZB501KLNot eligible
Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL (2016)Not eligible
Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3Not eligible
Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3sNot eligible

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.

BlackBerry Oreo update news

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
BlackBerry AuroraEligibleQ3 2018
BlackBerry KeyOneEligibleQ3 2018, beta available
BlackBerry PRIVNot eligible
BlackBerry DTEK50Not eligible
BlackBerry DTEK60Not eligible

Essential

Essential PH-1 will be updated to Android 8.1 Oreo and not v8.0 as earlier thought. The company confirmed this and even started testing the newer v8.1 on the phone. When exactly the OTA will start rolling out remains to be seen, but it should happen during this Q1, at least.

Essential Oreo update news

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Essential PhoneEligibleReleased 13 March 2018

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.

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Gionee A1Not eligible
Gionee A1 LiteNot eligible
Gionee A1 PlusNot eligible
Gionee F103 ProNot eligible
Gionee F5Not eligible
Gionee M2017Not eligible
Gionee M6Not eligible
Gionee M6 PlusNot eligible
Gionee M6s PlusNot eligible
Gionee Marathon M5 miniNot eligible
Gionee P5 MiniNot eligible
Gionee P7Not eligible
Gionee P7 MaxNot eligible
Gionee P8 MaxNot eligible
Gionee S10Not eligible
Gionee S10BNot eligible
Gionee S10CNot eligible
Gionee S6 ProNot eligible
Gionee S6sNot eligible
Gionee S8Not eligible
Gionee S9Not eligible
Gionee Steel 2Not eligible
Gionee W909Not eligible
Gionee X1Not eligible

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.

What’s new in Android 8.1 update

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Google Nexus 5Not eligible
Google Nexus 5XReleased
Google Nexus 6PReleased
Google Nexus PlayerReleased
Google PixelReleased
Google Pixel XLReleased
Google Pixel CReleased
Google Pixel 2Pre-installed
Google Pixel 2 XLPre-installed

HTC

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
HTC 10EligibleReleased (the US, Europe, Taiwan and Hong Kong)
HTC 10 EvoEligibleQ3 2018
HTC 10 LifestyleEligibleQ3 2018
HTC BoltEligibleQ3 2018
HTC U PlayNot eligible
HTC U UltraEligibleReleased on 8 March 2018
HTC U11EligibleReleased on 15 November 2017
HTC U11 LifeEligiblePre-installed outside the US. Released in the US in Dec 2017.
HTC Desire 10 LifestyleNot eligible
HTC Desire 10 ProNot eligible
HTC Desire 530Not eligible
HTC Desire 625Not eligible
HTC Desire 628Not eligible
HTC Desire 630Not eligible
HTC Desire 650Not eligible
HTC Desire 728 UltraNot eligible
HTC Desire 825Not eligible
HTC Desire 830Not eligible
HTC One A9sNot eligible
HTC One M9 Prime CameraNot eligible
HTC One S9Not eligible
HTC One X10Not eligible

HTC Oreo update news

Huawei

Huawei has a decent history of software updates and thus we think the following sets would surely have the luxury of running on Android 8.0 sooner or later.

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Honor Honor 7XEligibleQ3 2018
Huawei Honor 8Eligible (Beta available)NA
Huawei Honor 8 LiteEligibleQ3 2018
Huawei Honor 8 ProEligibleReleased (India only)
Huawei Honor 9 LitePre-installedNA
Huawei Honor 9iEligibleQ3 2018
Huawei Honor 9 and V9EligibleReleased
Huawei Honor MagicEligibleQ3 2018
Huawei Honor V8Eligible (Beta available)Q3 2018
Huawei Honor V9 PlayEligibleQ3 2018
Huawei Honor View 10 (V10)Pre-installedNA
Huawei Mate 9EligibleReleased
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche DesignEligibleReleased
Huawei Mate 9 ProEligibleReleased
Huawei Mate 10Pre-installedNA
Huawei Mate 10 Porsche DesignPre-installedNA
Huawei Mate 10 ProPre-installedNA
Huawei Mate 10 LiteEligibleReleased on 30 April 2018
Huawei Nova 2iEligibleReleased on 3 May 2018
Huawei nova 2EligibleQ3 2018
Huawei nova 2 plusEligibleQ3 2018
Huawei P10EligibleReleased
Huawei P10 LiteEligibleExpected in July 2018
Huawei P10 PlusEligibleReleased
Huawei P8 Lite (2017)EligibleQ3 2018
Huawei P9Eligible (Beta available)Q3 2018
Huawei P9 lite 2017EligibleQ3 2018
Huawei P9 lite miniEligibleQ3 2018
Huawei P9 PlusEligible (Beta available)Q3 2018
Huawei Y7 2017EligibleQ3 2018
Huawei Enjoy 6Not eligible
Huawei Enjoy 6sNot eligible
Huawei G9 PlusNot eligible
Huawei Honor 5ANot eligible
Huawei Honor 5cNot eligible
Huawei Honor 6ANot eligible
Huawei Honor 6XEligible (Beta available)
Huawei Honor Holly 2 PlusNot eligible
Huawei Honor Holly 3Not eligible
Huawei Honor Note 8Eligible (Beta available)
Huawei novaNot eligible
Huawei nova plusNot eligible
Huawei Y3 (2017)Not eligible
Huawei Y3IINot eligible
Huawei Y5 (2017)Not eligible
Huawei Y5IINot eligible
Huawei Y6 (2017)Not eligible
Huawei Y6II CompactNot eligible
Huawei Y7 PrimeNot eligible

Huawei Oreo update news

Lava

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

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Lava A32Not eligible
Lava A44Not eligible
Lava A48Not eligible
Lava A50Not eligible
Lava A51Not eligible
Lava A55Not eligible
Lava A59Not eligible
Lava A67Not eligible
Lava A68Not eligible
Lava A71Not eligible
Lava A72Not eligible
Lava A73Not eligible
Lava A76Not eligible
Lava A76+Not eligible
Lava A77Not eligible
Lava A79Not eligible
Lava A82Not eligible
Lava A88Not eligible
Lava A89Not eligible
Lava A97Not eligible
Lava A97 2GB+Not eligible
Lava Iris Fuel F2Not eligible
Lava P7Not eligible
Lava P7+Not eligible
Lava V2 3GBNot eligible
Lava V2 sNot eligible
Lava V5Not eligible
Lava X11Not eligible
Lava X17Not eligible
Lava X19Not eligible
Lava X28Not eligible
Lava X28 PlusNot eligible
Lava X3Not eligible
Lava X38Not eligible
Lava X41 PlusNot eligible
Lava X46Not eligible
Lava X50Not eligible
Lava X50 PlusNot eligible
Lava X81Not eligible
Lava Z10Not eligible
Lava Z25Not eligible

Lenovo

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Lenovo A PlusNot eligible
Lenovo A6600Not eligible
Lenovo A6600 PlusNot eligible
Lenovo A7000 TurboNot eligible
Lenovo BNot eligible
Lenovo C2Not eligible
Lenovo C2 PowerNot eligible
Lenovo K5 NoteNot eligible
Lenovo K6Not eligible
Lenovo K6 NoteNot eligible
Lenovo K6 PowerNot eligible
Lenovo K8 NoteNot eligible
Lenovo Lemon 3Not eligible
Lenovo P2Not eligible
Lenovo Phab2Not eligible
Lenovo Phab2 PlusNot eligible
Lenovo Phab2 ProNot eligible
Lenovo Vibe ANot eligible
Lenovo Vibe CNot eligible
Lenovo Vibe K4 NoteNot eligible
Lenovo Vibe K5Not eligible
Lenovo Vibe K5 PlusNot eligible
Lenovo Vibe P1 TurboNot eligible
Lenovo Vibe S1 LiteNot eligible
Lenovo ZUK EdgeNot eligible
Lenovo ZUK Z2Not eligible
Lenovo ZUK Z2 ProNot eligible

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.

Lenovo K8 Note Oreo update news

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.

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
LG G5EligibleQ3 2018
LG G5 SEEligibleQ3 2018
LG G6EligibleReleased on 30 April 2018
LG K10 (2017)EligibleQ3 2018
LG K20 plusEligibleQ3 2018
LG K8 (2017)EligibleQ3 2018
LG Q6EligibleQ3 2018
LG Q8EligibleQ3 2018
LG Stylo 3 PlusEligibleQ3 2018
LG Stylus 3EligibleQ3 2018
LG V20EligibleReleased on July 24 in Korea
LG V30EligibleReleased on 26 Dec 2017 (K0rea)
LG V30+EligibleReleased on 26 Dec 2017 (Korea)
LG HarmonyNot eligible
LG K10Not eligible
LG K3Not eligible
LG K3 (2017)Not eligible
LG K4Not eligible
LG K4 (2017)Not eligible
LG K5Not eligible
LG K7Not eligible
LG K7 (2017)Not eligible
LG K8Not eligible
LG Stylo 2Not eligible
LG Stylus 2Not eligible
LG Stylus 2 PlusNot eligible
LG UNot eligible
LG X CamNot eligible
LG X MachNot eligible
LG X MaxNot eligible
LG X PowerNot eligible
LG X Power2Not eligible
LG X ScreenNot eligible
LG X SkinNot eligible
LG X StyleNot eligible
LG X VentureNot eligible
LG X5Not eligible

LG Oreo update news

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.

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Meizu M6 NoteEligibleQ3 2018
Meizu Pro 7EligibleQ3 2018
Meizu Pro 7 PlusEligibleQ3 2018
Meizu E2Not eligible
Meizu M3Not eligible
Meizu M3 MaxNot eligible
Meizu M3 NoteNot eligible
Meizu M3eNot eligible
Meizu M3sNot eligible
Meizu M3xNot eligible
Meizu M5Not eligible
Meizu M5 NoteNot eligible
Meizu M5cNot eligible
Meizu M5sNot eligible
Meizu MX5eNot eligible
Meizu MX6Not eligible
Meizu Pro 6Not eligible
Meizu Pro 6 PlusNot eligible
Meizu Pro 6sNot eligible
Meizu U10Not eligible
Meizu U20Not eligible

Micromax

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Micromax Bharat 2 Q402Not eligible
Micromax Bolt Q381Not eligible
Micromax Bolt Selfie Q424Not eligible
Micromax Bolt Supreme 2 Q301Not eligible
Micromax Bolt supreme 4 Q352Not eligible
Micromax Bolt Supreme Q300Not eligible
Micromax Canvas 1Not eligible
Micromax Canvas 2 Q4310Not eligible
Micromax Canvas 5 Lite Q462Not eligible
Micromax Canvas 6Not eligible
Micromax Canvas 6 Pro E484Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Amaze 2 E457Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Amaze 4G Q491Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Evok E483Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Evok Note E453Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Evok Power Q4260Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Fire 5 Q386Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Fire 6 Q428Not eligible
Micromax Canvas InfinityNot eligible
Micromax Canvas Juice 4G Q461Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Mega 2 Q426Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Selfie 2 Q4311Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Selfie 4Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Spark 2 Plus Q350Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Spark 3 Q385Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Spark 4G Q4201Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Unite 4Not eligible
Micromax Canvas Unite 4 ProNot eligible
Micromax Canvas XP 4G Q413Not eligible
Micromax Dual 5Not eligible
Micromax Spark Vdeo Q415Not eligible
Micromax Unite 4 plusNot eligible
Micromax Vdeo 1Not eligible
Micromax Vdeo 2Not eligible
Micromax Vdeo 3Not eligible
Micromax Vdeo 4Not eligible
Micromax Vdeo 5Not eligible

Motorola

Motorola’s 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.

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Motorola Moto G4 PlusEligibleQ3 2018
Motorola Moto G5EligibleReleased on 14 June 2018
Motorola Moto G5 PlusEligibleReleased on 14 June 2018
Motorola Moto G5SEligibleReleased on 14 June 2018
Motorola Moto G5S PlusEligibleReleased on 14 June 2018
Motorola Moto X4EligibleReleased on 28 Dec 2017
Motorola Moto X4 Android OneEligibleReleased on 23 Dec 2017
Motorola Moto ZEligibleReleased on 22 March (Brazil), May 17 for unlocked U.S. models, and June 18 for Droid model
Motorola Moto Z ForceEligibleReleased on June 18 for Droid model
Motorola Moto Z2 ForceEligibleReleased at Verizon and T-Mobile
Motorola Moto Z PlayEligibleReleased on 19 April 2018 (India)
Motorola Moto Z2 PlayEligibleReleased on 7 April 2018
Motorola Moto CNot eligible
Motorola Moto C PlusNot eligible
Motorola Moto E3Not eligible
Motorola Moto E3 PowerNot eligible
Motorola Moto E4Not eligible
Motorola Moto E4 PlusNot eligible
Motorola Moto G4Not eligible
Motorola Moto G4 PlayNot eligible
Motorola Moto MNot eligible

→ Motorola Oreo update news

Nokia

HMD started rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 8 in mid-February, making it the only other device running the OS besides the Google Pixels. This is part of the company’s promise to keep its devices at par with Google’s as far as software updates are concerned and so far, so good!

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Nokia 1Preinstalled
Nokia 2EligibleQ3 2018
(Android 8.1)
Nokia 3EligibleReleased on 11 Apr 2018
Nokia 5EligibleReleased on 30 Jan 2018 (8.1 released on 28 March)
Nokia 6EligibleReleased on 30 Jan 2018 (8.1 on March 28)
Nokia 6 2018Preinstalled
Nokia 7 PlusPreinstalled
Nokia 8EligibleReleased on 25 Nov 2017 (Oreo 8.1 released in mid-February 2018)
Nokia 8 SiroccoPreinstalled

Update [December 30, 2017]: Nokia has confirmed the Android Oreo update for the Nokia 2. Which is great, not only because it’s just a $99 device, but also because with just 1 GB of RAM onboard, we didn’t really think it would see a day on Oreo. Nokia revealed that they plan to release the Android 8.1 update (0.1 better than Android 8.0 Oreo) for the Nokia 2, and that while it won’t run on Android Go (Android 8.1 Oreo edition) build, the company will take memory management clues from the Android Go program to optimize its Android 8.1 update for the device.

Nokia Oreo update news

OnePlus

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
OnePlus 3EligibleReleased on 19 Nov 2017
OnePlus 3TEligibleReleased on 19 Nov 2017
OnePlus 5EligibleReleased on 24 Dec 2017; Android 8.1 available too
OnePlus 5TEligibleReleased on 31 Jan 2018; Android 8.1 available too
OnePlus 2Not eligible
OnePlus OneNot eligible
OnePlus XNot eligible

OnePlus Oreo update news

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.

Oppo Android Oreo update news

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Oppo A37Not eligible
Oppo A57Not eligible
Oppo A59Not eligible
Oppo A77Not eligible
Oppo F1Not eligible
Oppo F1 PlusNot eligible
Oppo F1sNot eligible
Oppo F3Not eligible
Oppo F3 PlusNot eligible
Oppo R11 (Plus)Eligible
Oppo R11s  (Plus)EligibleBeta available
Oppo R9 PlusNot eligible
Oppo R9sNot eligible
Oppo R9s PlusNot eligible

Update [April 3, 2018]: After launching the Oppo R15 with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, Oppo went ahead and availed Oreo 8.1-based ColorOS 5.0 to those using the older Oppo R11s and R11s Plus handsets. If you are one of them, we have a handy guide on how to install ColorOS 5.0 on Oppo R11s and R11s Plus here.

LeEco

Given the company’s current position in the industry, LeEco 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. On the brighter side, you can become friends with the XDA Developers forum where there are plenty of custom ROMs for your LeEco phone based on Android Oreo.

Samsung

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)EligibleReleased on 24 April 2018
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)EligibleReleased on 19 April 2018
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)EligibleReleased on 25 April 2018
Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus (2018)EligibleReleased on 9 July 2018
Samsung Galaxy C5 ProEligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy C7 (2017)EligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy C7 ProEligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy C9 ProEligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)EligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)EligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy J7 MaxEligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy J7 NxtEligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy J7 ProEligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy J7 VEligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note FEEligibleReleased on 26 April 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note 8EligibleReleased (16 March 2018)
Samsung Galaxy S7EligibleReleased on 30 April 2018
Samsung Galaxy S7 ActiveEligibleReleased on 21 July 2018
Samsung Galaxy S7 EdgeEligibleReleased on 30 April 2018
Samsung Galaxy S8EligibleReleased (Feb 8, 2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 ActiveEligibleReleased
Samsung Galaxy S8+EligibleReleased (Feb 8, 2018)
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A7Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A7 DuosNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy A8Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)EligibleReleased on 24 July 2018
Samsung Galaxy A8 DuosNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy C5Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy C7Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy E5Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy E7Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy Express PrimeNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy FolderNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy Grand MaxNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime PlusNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy J MaxNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy J1Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J1 4GNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy J1 AceNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy J1 mini primeNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy J1 NxtNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy J2Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J2 PrimeNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2016)Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017)EligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy J3 EmergeNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy J3 ProNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy J5Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J5 PrimeNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy J7Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J7 PrimeNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (T-Mobile)EligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note 5EligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note 7Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy On5Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy On5 ProNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy On7Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016)Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy On7 ProNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy On8Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini I9195INot eligible
Samsung Galaxy S5 NeoNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6EligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy S6 ActiveEligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy S6 DuosEligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy S6 edgeEligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+EligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Galaxy Tab JNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy V PlusNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 G389FNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4EligibleQ3 2018
Samsung Xcover 550Not eligible

American carrier Verizon Wireless has, on March 15, 2018, kicked off the Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The updates are rolling out over the air and they also include February’s Android security patches.

It’s a surprise that Verizon is rolling out Oreo ahead of T-Mobile, which has in the recent past been one of the best in software updates. But hey, this is what it should be like when you are the leading carrier in the country.


Update [April 13, 2018]: Canada’s Fido has confirmed that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will receive Android Oreo in May.


Update [February 10, 2018]: After numerous uncertainties over the status of Android Oreo update for the 2015 Galaxy S6 series and Galaxy Note 5, T-Mobile has finally confirmed that the OS will be rolled out to the 3-year old handsets. The American carrier has updated its software update page for the phones, indicating that it has agreed with Samsung to update the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note 5 to Android Oreo, but we don’t know when the OS will start rolling out.

Meanwhile, T-Mobile has confirmed that the Oreo update is under the plans for Galaxy J7 Prime, and that is in in the ‘Manufacturer development’ stage right now.

Galaxy j7 prime Oreo

Samsung Oreo update news

Sony

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 some Sony Android smartphones would receive the Oreo update before the end of December 2017.

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Sony Xperia XZ2NAPre-installed
Sony Xperia XZ2 CompactNAPre-installed
Sony Xperia XZ1NAPre-installed
Sony Xperia XZ1 CompactNAPre-installed
Sony Xperia XZ PremiumEligibleReleased on 23 Oct 2017
Sony Xperia XZEligibleReleased on 24 Nov 2017
Sony Xperia XZsEligibleReleased on 24 Nov 2017
Sony Xperia X PerformanceEligibleReleased on 27 Nov 2017
Sony Xperia XA1EligibleReleased on 16 March 2018
Sony Xperia XA1 PlusEligibleReleased on 16 March 2018
Sony Xperia XA1 UltraEligibleReleased on 16 March 2018
Sony Xperia XEligibleReleased on 5 Feb 2018
Sony Xperia X CompactEligibleReleased on 5 Feb 2018
Sony Xperia L2Eligible (No confirmation from Sony, though)Expected (Q3 2018)
Sony Xperia E5Not eligible
Sony Xperia L1Not eligible
Sony Xperia XANot eligible
Sony Xperia XA DualNot eligible
Sony Xperia XA UltraNot eligible
Sony Xperia ZNot eligible
Sony Xperia Z2Not eligible
Sony Xperia Z3Not eligible
Sony Xperia Z4Not eligible
Sony Xperia Z5Not eligible

Sony was the first non-Google OEM to unveil an Oreo-powered phone. The company is also among the few who have updated nearly all of their compatible handsets to the new OS, with the latest to join the group being the midrange Xperia X and X Compact. These two started receiving Oreo in early February, just like we had anticipated.

Sony Oreo update news

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.

Vivo Oreo update news

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Vivo X9Not eligible
Vivo X9 PlusNot eligible
Vivo X9sNot eligible
Vivo X9s PlusNot eligible
Vivo X20Not eligible
Vivo X20 PlusNot eligible
Vivo V3Not eligible
Vivo V3 MaxNot eligible
Vivo V5Not eligible
Vivo V5 LiteNot eligible
Vivo V5 PlusNot eligible
Vivo V5sNot eligible
Vivo X6SNot eligible
Vivo X6S PlusNot eligible
Vivo X7Not eligible
Vivo X7 PlusNot eligible
Vivo Xplay5Not eligible
Vivo Xplay5 EliteNot eligible
Vivo Xplay6Not eligible
Vivo Y25Not eligible
Vivo Y53Not eligible
Vivo Y55sNot eligible
Vivo Y67Not eligible

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 an announcement to confirm such devices.

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
Xiaomi Mi 5cEligibleQ3 2018
Xiaomi Mi 6ReleasedReleased on 27 Feb 2018 (download)
Xiaomi Mi A1ReleasedReleased on 31 Dec 2017
Xiaomi Mi Max 2EligibleQ3 2018
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2ReleasedReleased [(China) (download)]
Xiaomi Mi Note 3EligibleQ3 2018
Xiaomi Mi Note 2EligibleBeta available
 Xiaomi Mi Pad 3EligibleQ3 2018
Xiaomi Redmi 5EligibleQ4 2018
Xiaomi Redmi 5AEligibleQ4 2018
Xiaomi Redmi 5A PrimeEligibleQ4 2018
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5AEligibleQ3 2018
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A PrimeEligibleQ3 2018
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Redmi 5 Plus)EligibleQ3 2018
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 ProReleasedReleased
Xiaomi Mi MIXEligibleReleased
Xiaomi Mi 5EligibleReleased
Xiaomi Mi 5sEligibleQ4 2018
Xiaomi Mi 5s PlusEligibleQ4 2018
Xiaomi Mi Max/ProNot eligible
Xiaomi Mi 4sNot eligible
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 3Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 3 ProNot eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 3sNot eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 3s PrimeNot eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 3xNot eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 4Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 4XNot eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 4 PrimeNot eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 4ANot eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (MediaTek)Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4XNot eligible
Xiaomi Redmi ProNot eligible

Xiaomi Oreo update news

Xolo

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
XOLO Era 1XNot eligible
XOLO Era 2Not eligible
XOLO Era 2XNot eligible
XOLO Era 4GNot eligible
XOLO Era 4KNot eligible
XOLO Era XNot eligible

YU

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
YU Yureka BlackEligibleQ2 2018
YU YunicornNot eligible
YU Yunique 2Not eligible
YU Yunique PlusNot eligible
YU YurekaNot eligible
YU Yureka NoteNot eligible
YU Yureka SNot eligible

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.

DeviceOreo Update EligibilityExpected Release Date
ZTE Avid PlusNot eligible
ZTE Axon 7EligibleBeta released in mid-February
ZTE Axon 7 MaxNot eligible
ZTE Axon 7 miniNot eligible
ZTE Axon 7sNot eligible
ZTE Blade A2Not eligible
ZTE Blade A2 PlusNot eligible
ZTE Blade A452Not eligible
ZTE Blade A512Not eligible
ZTE Blade A520Not eligible
ZTE Blade A601Not eligible
ZTE Blade A610Not eligible
ZTE Blade L110Not eligible
ZTE Blade L5 PlusNot eligible
ZTE Blade V PlusNot eligible
ZTE Blade V7Not eligible
ZTE Blade V7 LiteNot eligible
ZTE Blade V7 MaxNot eligible
ZTE Blade V7 PlusNot eligible
ZTE Blade V8Not eligible
ZTE Blade V8 LiteNot eligible
ZTE Blade V8 MiniNot eligible
ZTE Blade V8 ProNot eligible
ZTE Blade Z MaxNot eligible
ZTE Grand X 3Not eligible
ZTE Grand X Max 2Not eligible
ZTE Grand X4Not eligible
ZTE Max XLNot eligible
ZTE Nubia M2Not eligible
ZTE Nubia M2 liteNot eligible
ZTE Nubia M2 PlayNot eligible
ZTE Nubia N1Not eligible
ZTE Nubia N1 liteNot eligible
ZTE Nubia N2Not eligible
ZTE Nubia Prague SNot eligible
ZTE Nubia Z11Not eligible
ZTE Nubia Z11 MaxNot eligible
ZTE Nubia Z11 miniNot eligible
ZTE Nubia Z11 mini SNot eligible
ZTE Nubia Z17Not eligible
ZTE Nubia Z17 miniNot eligible
ZTE Warp 7Not eligible
ZTE Zmax ProNot eligible

The ZTE Axon 7 is being tested for Android Oreo. This started in mid-February and for how long it goes on we still can’t tell. The company had promised to roll out the update somewhere in April and looking at the current status, it’s likely to be the case. ZTE had in December 2017 revealed that they plan to roll out the Axon 7 Oreo sometime in April 2018.


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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