Honor 7X Oreo update: Android 8.0 beta rolling out; public release confirmed for April

Honor 7X Oreo release news

The Honor India team confirmed on their forums that they plan to release the stable version of Honor 7X Android 8.0 update in the month of April 2018.

Honor has already recruited users for the beta testing of Oreo update for the Honor 7X in India, Europe, and the U.S. Below are the links to pages where you could apply to become the Honor 7X  Oreo beta tester. You would need to fill a form if you are in India, while you would have to download Honor’s beta tester app and register your interest through the app.

Honor 7X: Everything you need to know

The road to Android 8.0 Oreo

Update [March 15, 2018]: Huawei USA revealed today that they are rolling out the beta version of their Oreo update for the Honor 7X users in the USA. But the US is not the only region where Oreo beta is becoming available, as users from India too are receiving the Android 8.0 beta OTA rolling out (software version BND-AL10

Many Honor 6X users had been hopeful that the phone would get a second major OS in Android Oreo. However, things don’t look so, but it’s all smiles for Honor 7X users. From what we’ve seen over the past couple or so years, Honor’s budget phones get only one major OS upgrade. The 6X has already been upgraded to Nougat and since the 7X has Nougat out of the box, it’ll definitely get Oreo.

Looking at this trend, the Honor 8X should be based on Oreo out of the box and not Android P, but it’ll still be upgraded to the latter at some point.


If you are still wondering about the Oreo rollout for the Honor 7X, this page is where you will learn all about Android 8.0 Oreo update for the device as well other updates as and when they drop by. This is the page where we give you all the information regarding the Huawei Honor 7X updates.

Honor 7X Oreo update

Expected release date: April 2018

Launch OS Current OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 7.0 Android 7.0 Expected (April 2018)

In February, Honor started inviting users to join their beta program to get to become a beta tester of Android Oreo update on the Honor 7X. The process is still ongoing in India, the US, and parts of Europe (Germany, Italy, Spain, and France).

In fact, it looks like a public release of the Honor 7X Oreo update would begin in April 2018. Given they have already started the beta testing (see below), that claim doesn’t look out of place. The registration for 7X’s Android Oreo is still open in India, BTW, so if you want to become a beta tester, you still can. However, within 60 days from today, you shall have stable Oreo update for Honor 7X, anyway.


Honor 7X Oreo update: What to expect?

Despite the release date uncertainties, as discussed above, you can rest assured that the Oreo update will land on the Honor 7X at some point in future.

In addition to Oreo, the phone will also receive a new EMUI 8.0 skin that runs on top of the OS, adding the company’s customizations on top of stock Android. Lately, Huawei has been doing a great job of toning down the EMUI skin that was in the past criticized for its heavy customizations, but it’s still nowhere near the feel you get with stock Android.

As pointed out earlier, Huawei already has the Mate 10 series running Android Oreo out of the box while the P10, P10 Plus and Mate 9 have already received the update. This essentially gives the company an upper hand as far as rolling out Oreo updates to its other devices is concerned. And this is good news for the 7X users eagerly anticipating the release of Oreo OTA, as their device is the next one in our eyes, if not among the next ones, along with the Honor View 10, a device that can actually pip Honor 7X to Android 8.0 release.

And that is cool. Becuase if you look at the competition — we’re looking at you, Samsung! — they are yet to touch their super-duper flagships like Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 with a stable build of Oreo yet. As for Huawei, we’re already anticipating Oreo for a $200 device in Honor 7X, which says a lot about Huawei’s devotion to updates, or simply the Oreo release, as others OEM sit up and take notice.

Honor 7X updates table

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
20 Dec 2017 L21C185B130CUSTC185D002 Android 7.0 Dubai theme and font added, New preloaded contacts added, Network name display updated for some operators and Google security patches
15 Dec 2017 L21C432B122CUSTC432D001 Android 7.0 Google security patches and Platform language issue fix
14 Dec 2017 L21C10B130CUSTC10D001 Android 7.0 Improves the device’s performance and stability to bring you a better user experience
13 Nov 2017 L21C185B101CUSTC185D001 Android 7.0 Google security patches and

Android Oreo beta changelog

Huawei started the rollout of the beta version of the Honor 7X Android 8.0 OTA earlier today, and now they have also shared the full changelog too. Coming in as software version BND-L24 (C567CUSTC567D1), the Oreo build has a very, very lengthy changelog. That’s Huawei we are talking here, so it is not completely surprising either.

Here a long screenshot that Huawei shared today to detail out everything that is part of the Honor 7X Oreo beta update. If you want an easier reading option for the changelog, try the Oreo changelog of Huawei P10 Plus here — it’s almost similar to Honor 7X changelog, as this is mostly about company’s own skin, the EMUI 8.0.


Are you rocking a Honor 7X? have you received the Oreo beta yet?

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