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

Android Oreo release

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.

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Asus ZenFone 5 Pre-installed NA
Asus ZenFone 5Z Pre-installed NA
Asus ZenFone 5 Lite Pre-installed NA
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS550KL Eligible Released on 26 March 2018
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL Eligible Released on 15 May 2018
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL Eligible Q2 2018 (by end of June)
Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TL Eligible Q3 2018
Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL Eligible Q3 2018
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL Eligible Q3 2018
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL Eligible Released on 29 Jan 2018
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL Eligible Released on 29 Jan 2018
Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL Eligible Released on 17 May 2018
Asus Zenfone 3s Max ZC521TL Eligible Q3 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Max Plus ZC554KL Eligible Q3 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Max Pro ZC554KL Eligible Q3 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Max ZC520KL Eligible Q3 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Max ZC554KL Eligible Q3 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Pro ZS551KL Eligible Released on 12 March 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL Eligible Q3 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL Eligible Q3 2018
Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KL Eligible Released on 29 Dec 2017
Asus Zenfone AR ZS571KL Eligible Q3 2018
Asus Live G500TG Not eligible
Asus Zenfone Go T500 Not eligible
Asus Zenfone Go ZB450KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone Go ZB452KG Not eligible
Asus Zenfone Go ZB500KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone Go ZB551KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone Go ZB552KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone Live ZB501KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL (2016) Not eligible
Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3 Not eligible
Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3s Not 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

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
BlackBerry Aurora Eligible Q3 2018
BlackBerry KeyOne Eligible Q3 2018, beta available
BlackBerry PRIV Not eligible
BlackBerry DTEK50 Not eligible
BlackBerry DTEK60 Not 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

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Essential Phone Eligible Released 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.

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

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Google Nexus 5 Not eligible
Google Nexus 5X Released
Google Nexus 6P Released
Google Nexus Player Released
Google Pixel Released
Google Pixel XL Released
Google Pixel C Released
Google Pixel 2 Pre-installed
Google Pixel 2 XL Pre-installed

HTC

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
HTC 10 Eligible Released (the US, Europe, Taiwan and Hong Kong)
HTC 10 Evo Eligible Q3 2018
HTC 10 Lifestyle Eligible Q3 2018
HTC Bolt Eligible Q3 2018
HTC U Play Not eligible
HTC U Ultra Eligible Released on 8 March 2018
HTC U11 Eligible Released on 15 November 2017
HTC U11 Life Eligible Pre-installed outside the US. Released in the US in Dec 2017.
HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle Not eligible
HTC Desire 10 Pro Not eligible
HTC Desire 530 Not eligible
HTC Desire 625 Not eligible
HTC Desire 628 Not eligible
HTC Desire 630 Not eligible
HTC Desire 650 Not eligible
HTC Desire 728 Ultra Not eligible
HTC Desire 825 Not eligible
HTC Desire 830 Not eligible
HTC One A9s Not eligible
HTC One M9 Prime Camera Not eligible
HTC One S9 Not eligible
HTC One X10 Not 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.

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Honor Honor 7X Eligible Q3 2018
Huawei Honor 8 Eligible (Beta available) NA
Huawei Honor 8 Lite Eligible Q3 2018
Huawei Honor 8 Pro Eligible Released (India only)
Huawei Honor 9 Lite Pre-installed NA
Huawei Honor 9i Eligible Q3 2018
Huawei Honor 9 and V9 Eligible Released
Huawei Honor Magic Eligible Q3 2018
Huawei Honor V8 Eligible (Beta available) Q3 2018
Huawei Honor V9 Play Eligible Q3 2018
Huawei Honor View 10 (V10) Pre-installed NA
Huawei Mate 9 Eligible Released
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design Eligible Released
Huawei Mate 9 Pro Eligible Released
Huawei Mate 10 Pre-installed NA
Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design Pre-installed NA
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Pre-installed NA
Huawei Mate 10 Lite Eligible Released on 30 April 2018
Huawei Nova 2i Eligible Released on 3 May 2018
Huawei nova 2 Eligible Q3 2018
Huawei nova 2 plus Eligible Q3 2018
Huawei P10 Eligible Released
Huawei P10 Lite Eligible Expected in July 2018
Huawei P10 Plus Eligible Released
Huawei P8 Lite (2017) Eligible Q3 2018
Huawei P9 Eligible (Beta available) Q3 2018
Huawei P9 lite 2017 Eligible Q3 2018
Huawei P9 lite mini Eligible Q3 2018
Huawei P9 Plus Eligible (Beta available) Q3 2018
Huawei Y7 2017 Eligible Q3 2018
Huawei Enjoy 6 Not eligible
Huawei Enjoy 6s Not eligible
Huawei G9 Plus Not eligible
Huawei Honor 5A Not eligible
Huawei Honor 5c Not eligible
Huawei Honor 6A Not eligible
Huawei Honor 6X Eligible (Beta available)
Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus Not eligible
Huawei Honor Holly 3 Not eligible
Huawei Honor Note 8 Eligible (Beta available)
Huawei nova Not eligible
Huawei nova plus Not eligible
Huawei Y3 (2017) Not eligible
Huawei Y3II Not eligible
Huawei Y5 (2017) Not eligible
Huawei Y5II Not eligible
Huawei Y6 (2017) Not eligible
Huawei Y6II Compact Not eligible
Huawei Y7 Prime Not 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.

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

Lenovo

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Lenovo A Plus Not eligible
Lenovo A6600 Not eligible
Lenovo A6600 Plus Not eligible
Lenovo A7000 Turbo Not eligible
Lenovo B Not eligible
Lenovo C2 Not eligible
Lenovo C2 Power Not eligible
Lenovo K5 Note Not eligible
Lenovo K6 Not eligible
Lenovo K6 Note Not eligible
Lenovo K6 Power Not eligible
Lenovo K8 Note Not eligible
Lenovo Lemon 3 Not eligible
Lenovo P2 Not eligible
Lenovo Phab2 Not eligible
Lenovo Phab2 Plus Not eligible
Lenovo Phab2 Pro Not eligible
Lenovo Vibe A Not eligible
Lenovo Vibe C Not eligible
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Not eligible
Lenovo Vibe K5 Not eligible
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Not eligible
Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo Not eligible
Lenovo Vibe S1 Lite Not eligible
Lenovo ZUK Edge Not eligible
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Not eligible
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro Not 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.

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
LG G5 Eligible Q3 2018
LG G5 SE Eligible Q3 2018
LG G6 Eligible Released on 30 April 2018
LG K10 (2017) Eligible Q3 2018
LG K20 plus Eligible Q3 2018
LG K8 (2017) Eligible Q3 2018
LG Q6 Eligible Q3 2018
LG Q8 Eligible Q3 2018
LG Stylo 3 Plus Eligible Q3 2018
LG Stylus 3 Eligible Q3 2018
LG V20 Eligible Released on July 24 in Korea
LG V30 Eligible Released on 26 Dec 2017 (K0rea)
LG V30+ Eligible Released on 26 Dec 2017 (Korea)
LG Harmony Not eligible
LG K10 Not eligible
LG K3 Not eligible
LG K3 (2017) Not eligible
LG K4 Not eligible
LG K4 (2017) Not eligible
LG K5 Not eligible
LG K7 Not eligible
LG K7 (2017) Not eligible
LG K8 Not eligible
LG Stylo 2 Not eligible
LG Stylus 2 Not eligible
LG Stylus 2 Plus Not eligible
LG U Not eligible
LG X Cam Not eligible
LG X Mach Not eligible
LG X Max Not eligible
LG X Power Not eligible
LG X Power2 Not eligible
LG X Screen Not eligible
LG X Skin Not eligible
LG X Style Not eligible
LG X Venture Not eligible
LG X5 Not 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.

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Meizu M6 Note Eligible Q3 2018
Meizu Pro 7 Eligible Q3 2018
Meizu Pro 7 Plus Eligible Q3 2018
Meizu E2 Not eligible
Meizu M3 Not eligible
Meizu M3 Max Not eligible
Meizu M3 Note Not eligible
Meizu M3e Not eligible
Meizu M3s Not eligible
Meizu M3x Not eligible
Meizu M5 Not eligible
Meizu M5 Note Not eligible
Meizu M5c Not eligible
Meizu M5s Not eligible
Meizu MX5e Not eligible
Meizu MX6 Not eligible
Meizu Pro 6 Not eligible
Meizu Pro 6 Plus Not eligible
Meizu Pro 6s Not eligible
Meizu U10 Not eligible
Meizu U20 Not eligible

Micromax

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

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Motorola Moto G4 Plus Eligible Q3 2018
Motorola Moto G5 Eligible Released on 14 June 2018
Motorola Moto G5 Plus Eligible Released on 14 June 2018
Motorola Moto G5S Eligible Released on 14 June 2018
Motorola Moto G5S Plus Eligible Released on 14 June 2018
Motorola Moto X4 Eligible Released on 28 Dec 2017
Motorola Moto X4 Android One Eligible Released on 23 Dec 2017
Motorola Moto Z Eligible Released on 22 March (Brazil), May 17 for unlocked U.S. models, and June 18 for Droid model
Motorola Moto Z Force Eligible Released on June 18 for Droid model
Motorola Moto Z2 Force Eligible Released at Verizon and T-Mobile
Motorola Moto Z Play Eligible Released on 19 April 2018 (India)
Motorola Moto Z2 Play Eligible Released on 7 April 2018
Motorola Moto C Not eligible
Motorola Moto C Plus Not eligible
Motorola Moto E3 Not eligible
Motorola Moto E3 Power Not eligible
Motorola Moto E4 Not eligible
Motorola Moto E4 Plus Not eligible
Motorola Moto G4 Not eligible
Motorola Moto G4 Play Not eligible
Motorola Moto M Not 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!

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Nokia 1 Preinstalled
Nokia 2 Eligible Q3 2018
(Android 8.1)
Nokia 3 Eligible Released on 11 Apr 2018
Nokia 5 Eligible Released on 30 Jan 2018 (8.1 released on 28 March)
Nokia 6 Eligible Released on 30 Jan 2018 (8.1 on March 28)
Nokia 6 2018 Preinstalled
Nokia 7 Plus Preinstalled
Nokia 8 Eligible Released on 25 Nov 2017 (Oreo 8.1 released in mid-February 2018)
Nokia 8 Sirocco Preinstalled

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

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
OnePlus 3 Eligible Released on 19 Nov 2017
OnePlus 3T Eligible Released on 19 Nov 2017
OnePlus 5 Eligible Released on 24 Dec 2017; Android 8.1 available too
OnePlus 5T Eligible Released on 31 Jan 2018; Android 8.1 available too
OnePlus 2 Not eligible
OnePlus One Not eligible
OnePlus X Not 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

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Oppo A37 Not eligible
Oppo A57 Not eligible
Oppo A59 Not eligible
Oppo A77 Not eligible
Oppo F1 Not eligible
Oppo F1 Plus Not eligible
Oppo F1s Not eligible
Oppo F3 Not eligible
Oppo F3 Plus Not eligible
Oppo R11 (Plus) Eligible
Oppo R11s  (Plus) Eligible Beta available
Oppo R9 Plus Not eligible
Oppo R9s Not eligible
Oppo R9s Plus Not 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

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Eligible Released on 24 April 2018
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Eligible Released on 19 April 2018
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Eligible Released on 25 April 2018
Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus (2018) Eligible Released on 9 July 2018
Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy C7 (2017) Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy J7 V Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note FE Eligible Released on 26 April 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Eligible Released (16 March 2018)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Eligible Released on 30 April 2018
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Eligible Released on 21 July 2018
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Eligible Released on 30 April 2018
Samsung Galaxy S8 Eligible Released (Feb 8, 2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Eligible Released
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Eligible Released (Feb 8, 2018)
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A7 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A8 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) Eligible Released on 24 July 2018
Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy C5 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy C7 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy E5 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy E7 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy Express Prime Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy Folder Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy Grand Max Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J Max Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J1 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J1 4G Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J1 mini prime Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J1 Nxt Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J2 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2016) Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J5 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J7 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (T-Mobile) Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy On5 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy On7 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy On8 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini I9195I Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Galaxy Tab J Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy V Plus Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 G389F Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Eligible Q3 2018
Samsung Xcover 550 Not 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.

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Sony Xperia XZ2 NA Pre-installed
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact NA Pre-installed
Sony Xperia XZ1 NA Pre-installed
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact NA Pre-installed
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Eligible Released on 23 Oct 2017
Sony Xperia XZ Eligible Released on 24 Nov 2017
Sony Xperia XZs Eligible Released on 24 Nov 2017
Sony Xperia X Performance Eligible Released on 27 Nov 2017
Sony Xperia XA1 Eligible Released on 16 March 2018
Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Eligible Released on 16 March 2018
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Eligible Released on 16 March 2018
Sony Xperia X Eligible Released on 5 Feb 2018
Sony Xperia X Compact Eligible Released on 5 Feb 2018
Sony Xperia L2 Eligible (No confirmation from Sony, though) Expected (Q3 2018)
Sony Xperia E5 Not eligible
Sony Xperia L1 Not eligible
Sony Xperia XA Not eligible
Sony Xperia XA Dual Not eligible
Sony Xperia XA Ultra Not eligible
Sony Xperia Z Not eligible
Sony Xperia Z2 Not eligible
Sony Xperia Z3 Not eligible
Sony Xperia Z4 Not eligible
Sony Xperia Z5 Not 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

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Vivo X9 Not eligible
Vivo X9 Plus Not eligible
Vivo X9s Not eligible
Vivo X9s Plus Not eligible
Vivo X20 Not eligible
Vivo X20 Plus Not eligible
Vivo V3 Not eligible
Vivo V3 Max Not eligible
Vivo V5 Not eligible
Vivo V5 Lite Not eligible
Vivo V5 Plus Not eligible
Vivo V5s Not eligible
Vivo X6S Not eligible
Vivo X6S Plus Not eligible
Vivo X7 Not eligible
Vivo X7 Plus Not eligible
Vivo Xplay5 Not eligible
Vivo Xplay5 Elite Not eligible
Vivo Xplay6 Not eligible
Vivo Y25 Not eligible
Vivo Y53 Not eligible
Vivo Y55s Not eligible
Vivo Y67 Not 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.

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Xiaomi Mi 5c Eligible Q3 2018
Xiaomi Mi 6 Released Released on 27 Feb 2018 (download)
Xiaomi Mi A1 Released Released on 31 Dec 2017
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Eligible Q3 2018
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Released Released [(China) (download)]
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Eligible Q3 2018
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Eligible Beta available
 Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Eligible Q3 2018
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Eligible Q4 2018
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Eligible Q4 2018
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Prime Eligible Q4 2018
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Eligible Q3 2018
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime Eligible Q3 2018
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Redmi 5 Plus) Eligible Q3 2018
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Released Released
Xiaomi Mi MIX Eligible Released
Xiaomi Mi 5 Eligible Released
Xiaomi Mi 5s Eligible Q4 2018
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus Eligible Q4 2018
Xiaomi Mi Max/Pro Not eligible
Xiaomi Mi 4s Not eligible
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 3s Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 3x Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 4X Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 4A Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (MediaTek) Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Pro Not eligible

Xiaomi Oreo update news

Xolo

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
XOLO Era 1X Not eligible
XOLO Era 2 Not eligible
XOLO Era 2X Not eligible
XOLO Era 4G Not eligible
XOLO Era 4K Not eligible
XOLO Era X Not eligible

YU

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
YU Yureka Black Eligible Q2 2018
YU Yunicorn Not eligible
YU Yunique 2 Not eligible
YU Yunique Plus Not eligible
YU Yureka Not eligible
YU Yureka Note Not eligible
YU Yureka S Not 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.

Device Oreo Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
ZTE Avid Plus Not eligible
ZTE Axon 7 Eligible Beta released in mid-February
ZTE Axon 7 Max Not eligible
ZTE Axon 7 mini Not eligible
ZTE Axon 7s Not eligible
ZTE Blade A2 Not eligible
ZTE Blade A2 Plus Not eligible
ZTE Blade A452 Not eligible
ZTE Blade A512 Not eligible
ZTE Blade A520 Not eligible
ZTE Blade A601 Not eligible
ZTE Blade A610 Not eligible
ZTE Blade L110 Not eligible
ZTE Blade L5 Plus Not eligible
ZTE Blade V Plus Not eligible
ZTE Blade V7 Not eligible
ZTE Blade V7 Lite Not eligible
ZTE Blade V7 Max Not eligible
ZTE Blade V7 Plus Not eligible
ZTE Blade V8 Not eligible
ZTE Blade V8 Lite Not eligible
ZTE Blade V8 Mini Not eligible
ZTE Blade V8 Pro Not eligible
ZTE Blade Z Max Not eligible
ZTE Grand X 3 Not eligible
ZTE Grand X Max 2 Not eligible
ZTE Grand X4 Not eligible
ZTE Max XL Not eligible
ZTE Nubia M2 Not eligible
ZTE Nubia M2 lite Not eligible
ZTE Nubia M2 Play Not eligible
ZTE Nubia N1 Not eligible
ZTE Nubia N1 lite Not eligible
ZTE Nubia N2 Not eligible
ZTE Nubia Prague S Not eligible
ZTE Nubia Z11 Not eligible
ZTE Nubia Z11 Max Not eligible
ZTE Nubia Z11 mini Not eligible
ZTE Nubia Z11 mini S Not eligible
ZTE Nubia Z17 Not eligible
ZTE Nubia Z17 mini Not eligible
ZTE Warp 7 Not eligible
ZTE Zmax Pro Not 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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