Android Pie may be here, but manufacturers are still scrambling to try and get their phones updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. As a general rule, if your phone was made in the last two years, there is a good chance you’re in luck — though every manufacturer is different and it depends on which device you own. Before Android 8.0 Oreo broke cover, 7.1.2 Nougat was the latest version of the platform, and it’s still unavailable to a vast majority of phones. That didn’t stop us from posing the question of if and when devices will receive 8.0 Oreo to all of Android’s major manufacturers. Here is what each had to say.
Alcatel’s track record with Android updates is unfortunately spotty, and at the moment, there is only one phone we expect to receive Android Oreo: The just-released Idol 5S. The Idol 5S is currently Alcatel’s only product running 7.1.1 Nougat. The company’s lower-priced handsets, the A50, A30 Plus, and A30, all launched with 7.0 Nougat. Alcatel also promised to eventually deliver Nougat to last year’s Idol 4S, which launched with Marshmallow.
We reached out to TCL, the company that owns Alcatel, regarding its update road map. The company had nothing to share, though we will update this article as soon as we receive an answer.
Asus confirmed to Digital Trends that the ZenFone 4 series will receive Oreo by the second half of 2018, and most of those devices have now received the update. There may be a few stragglers that have yet to be updated, but we expect them to get Oreo eventually.
Asus phones that have received the update
- ZenFone 4
- ZenFone 4 Pro
- ZenFone 3 Max
- ZenFone 3
- ZenFone 3 Deluxe
- ZenFone 3 Zoom
- ZenFone 4 Max
- ZenFone 4 Selfie
- ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro
- ZenFone 4 Max Pro
Asus phones confirmed to receive the update
- ZenFone 3 Laser
TCL, which works with BlackBerry to manufacture its devices, has rolled out Android Oreo to both the KeyOne and the Motion.
BlackBerry phones that have received the update
- KeyOne (in Canada)
The most talked-about smartphone startup has only got one phone — the Essential PH-1 — and it launched with version 7.1.1 Nougat. After months of an Oreo beta program, unlocked Essential Phones finally got the official Oreo 8.1 update, followed by Essential Phones on Sprint.
Essential phones that have received the update
- Essential PH-1
Google’s devices are usually the quickest to receive every new Android version. In keeping with the company’s 18-month support policy, four Google devices were the first to receive the Oreo update: The Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X. All four devices have already received the update. This will be the final major update for the Nexus line. The company’s latest Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL shipped with Android 8.0 Oreo.
Google phones that have received the update
- Pixel XL
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus 5X
HMD Global (Nokia)
HMD Global, the company responsible for producing Nokia’s Android phones, announced that it will update all of its devices to Oreo — something that it has followed through on. During a Nokia 8 launch event in the Philippines, the company said it would support every Nokia-branded phone in its portfolio for two years from release. The Nokia 3 has left the Oreo beta, and the update is rolling out, while the Nokia 7 has also been updated.
HMD Global phones that have received the update
- Nokia 8
- Nokia 7
- Nokia 6
- Nokia 5
- Nokia 3
- Nokia 2
Honor announced that a few of its recent devices will be updated to Android Oreo. Recently, the company pushed a beta upgrade to the Honor V9 (which is the Honor 8 Pro in the U.S.).
There had been some question as to whether the Honor 8 would be receiving the Oreo update, after the company’s CEO also confirmed it would, a tweet from Honor India later said the Honor 8 will not receive the Oreo update “due to hardware and software limitations.”
Thankfully, it seems that the Honor 8 will be receiving an update to Oreo after an Oreo beta program rolled out on certain Chinese Honor 8 units. Also included in that update were the Honor V8, Honor Note 8, and the Honor 6X. While this update has been long coming, expect the final version to rollout globally at some point soon.
Honor phones that have received the update
- Honor 9
- Honor 8 Pro
- Honor 7X
- Honor 8
- Honor Note 8
Honor phones receiving the update
- Honor V8
- Honor 6X
Historically, HTC has been one of the most conscientious original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) where updates are concerned. This year, however, things might be different. The HTC U11 was one of the first non-Google devices to upgrade to Android Oreo. The budget HTC U11 Life has received Oreo, the HTC 10 has recently been updated, and the HTC U11 Plus launched with the latest version. The last phone to be upgraded (that we currently know of), the U Ultra, received the update in early March.
HTC phones that have received the update
- HTC U11
- HTC U11 Life
- HTC U11 Plus
- HTC 10
- HTC U Ultra
The unlocked version of the Huawei Mate 9 in the U.S. has received the Oreo update, and the update has begun for the international Huawei P10 models. Beyond these two devices, it’s unclear what other phones Huawei is planning to update. After a long period of rumors that Huawei would be updating the P9 and P9 Plus, we finally get the news that the Chinese Oreo beta program is launching on those phones, as well as the Huawei Mate 8. However, the status of that update has been thrown into doubt by a member of Huawei’s support team, who claimed that hardware limitations may freeze the possibility of an update.
The Oreo updates come through EMUI 8, the company’s Android theme. Huawei’s current flagship, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro launched with the Android 8.0 Oreo update.
Huawei phones that have received the update
- Huawei Mate 9 (U.S. unlocked)
- Huawei P10
- Huawei P10 Plus
- Huawei P10 Lite
- Huawei Mate SE
Huawei rumored to receive the update
- Huawei P9
- Huawei P9 Plus
- Huawei Mate 8
Lenovo’s phones are also set to get an Android 8.0 Oreo update. The company’s Android update schedule to include the K series of phones, but the K8 Note and K8 Plus are currently over-schedule, having been intended to receive an update in April and June 2018, which makes the K8’s scheduled July 2018 update seem unlikely. We’ll update as we hear more.
Lenovo phones confirmed to receive the update
- Lenovo K8
- Lenovo K8 Note
- Lenovo K8 Plus
The LG V20 started getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update a few months ago and now T-Mobile customers are part of the action. The T-Mobile LG V20 is finally getting the update to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Last year’s LG V20 was one of the first devices to launch with Nougat. Unfortunately, the LG V30 didn’t have the same honor this year, but an Oreo update has rolled out to V30 units on Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. It also rolled out to the LG G5, V20, and V30 Plus, while the V30 and G6 went one further with a confirmed Android 8.1 update. With the recent opening of its Software Upgrade Center, LG confirmed that it would be looking to have the Oreo update for the LG G6 out in Korea in April, and other markets shortly after — which turned out to be June.
LG phones that have received the update
- LG V20
- LG V30
- LG V30 Plus
- LG G6
- LG G5
While Motorola isn’t quite as timely with its updates as it once was, the company is still pretty transparent about its plans and is one of the better manufacturers regarding new versions of Android. In September 2017, Motorola announced which of its phones would get an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo. It didn’t commit to a timeline but said that device owners could expect new firmware “this fall.” Now, finally, after months of promises, the Moto G4 Plus is getting the update, too.
Thankfully, those updates have now rolled out. There are a few phones that won’t make the jump though — like the Moto G4 and Moto E4.
Motorola phones that have received the update
- Moto Z2 Force (T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint)
- Moto X4
- Moto Z Play (Unlocked)
- Moto Z (Unlocked)
- Moto G4 Plus
- Moto G5
- Moto G5 Plus
- Moto G5S
- Moto G5S Plus
- Moto Z Droid
- Moto Z2 Force (Other carriers)
- Moto Z Force Droid
- Moto Z Play Droid
OnePlus has released OxygenOS 5, which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo, for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The OnePlus 5 and the recently released OnePlus 5T got updated in early February, and are now also receiving the update to Android 8.1 Oreo. Unfortunately, older devices, like the OnePlus 2 and X, appear to have been left behind.
OnePlus phones that have received the update
- OnePlus 5T
- OnePlus 5
- OnePlus 3
- OnePlus 3T
There’s only one phone under Razer’s brand at the moment, but the Razer Phone has received an update that takes it to Android 8.1 Oreo. Like the Essential Phone before it, the Razer Phone has skipped 8.0 entirely and gone straight to 8.1. If you’re still looking to pick a Razer Phone up, it’s also just gone up for sale at Best Buy.
Razer phones that have received the update
- Razer Phone
Samsung has rolled out Oreo to the vast majority of phones that you would expect to get it. Like the S7 and S7 Edge before, Samsung was having issues with stability while upgrading last year’s Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5, Galaxy J5 Pro, and Galaxy J7 to Android 8.0 Oreo. Thankfully, it seems to have resolved those issues and has rolled out the update.
Samsung has also released details of Galaxy owners should expect from the update, posting an exhaustive list of changes to the underlying software. It’s unclear whether this applies to the other phones that will eventually receive the update, but it seems fair to assume that a lot of these updates will be the same across devices.
It’s interesting to note that this list does not include the Galaxy S6, which was previously confirmed for the update by a T-Mobile support page that confirmed that the Galaxy S6 Edge would be receiving this major update. A similar thing extends to a possible update for the Note 5. It’s possible these devices are still getting updates, but the lack of an official line on the matter makes us skeptical.
Samsung phones that have received the update
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (AT&T)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
- Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition
- Samsung Galaxy S7
- Samsung Galaxy S7 (unlocked in the U.S.)
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy A8
- Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime
- Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 (late 2018)
- Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
- Samsung Galaxy A7 2017
- Samsung Galaxy J3 (September 2018)
- Samsung Galaxy J5 (September 2018)
- Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro (September 2018)
- Samsung Galaxy J7 (September 2018)
Samsung phones confirmed to receive the update
- Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge (late 2018)
Samsung phones rumored to receive the update
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
- Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Sony’s Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact both feature Oreo out of the box, but the company is not stopping there. Sony has confirmed it will bring the update to 10 of its previous devices, and has posted a complete list of which devices are getting the update.
The list includes flagships like the Xperia XZ Premium, midrange phones like the Xperia X Compact, and lower-end handsets like the Xperia XA1 Ultra. Even the Xperia Touch — an Android-based smart projector — will receive Oreo. Sony says timing and availability will vary by market and network operators.
Sony has stepped up its efforts as of late. The Xperia X Performance was the first of its phones to get Nougat a little over three months after release. The company has become one of Google’s most faithful partners in terms of distributing Android updates as quickly as possible. The company’s upcoming devices, the Sony XA2, XA2 Ultra, and the L2, all ship with Oreo.
There is a bit of bad news with the Oreo update for Xperia phones — the company has confirmed that the Oreo update strips the phones of any night modes that reduce blue light coming from the phone display. A real shame if you’re a fan of not being blinded at night, but thankfully there are third-party apps that replace some of that functionality.
Sony phones that have received the update
- Xperia XZ Premium
- Xperia XZ
- Xperia XZs
- Xperia X Performance
- Xperia X Compact
- Xperia X
- Xperia XA1 Plus
- Xperia XA1
- Xperia XA1 Ultra
- Sony Xperia Touch
ZTE hasn’t said which of its phones are getting Oreo, and when we reached out for comment, a spokesperson responded with the following statement:
“We evaluate whether or not a device receives the latest update on a case by case basis. We are very open to looking at bringing Android O to all our of devices, but because of device hardware capabilities and carrier requirements, this will drive how quickly we would be able to commit to whether we can, and the actual timelines of seeing this come on a device.”
ZTE did make good on its promise to keep its devices current during Nougat’s run. It brought version 7.1.1 to the Axon 7 and added support for Daydream VR at the same time. It even ran a program for ZMax Pro users to preview Nougat. It’s been reasonably timely with updates in the past, and hopefully, that will continue with Oreo’s rollout. ZTE already rolled out a beta program for Oreo on the Axon 7, and we imagine it will eventually trickle down to the and Axon 7 Mini. The new ZTE Axon M is also a likely target for an update.
ZTE phones that have received the update
- ZTE Axon 7
Updated on February 11, 2019: Updated lists for all companies and added news that Moto G4 Plus is getting the update.