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When will my Android phone get Android Oreo?

Written by  Ryan Cleeves Nov 03, 2017

Android’s latest version, Oreo, is gradually becoming available on a growing number of devices. You’re probably wondering whether your phone will be upgraded to Oreo and when it might happen.

Expect high-end smartphones to get it first. If you’re using a budget or mid-range phone, you probably won’t be able to get the upgrade, although there may be exceptions.

We have listed the main manufacturers, but keep in mind these are estimations as no official information has been confirmed as yet.

Google


Google
’s smartphones will be the first to be upgraded or shipped with Android Oreo. You can except Pixel, Nexus 5X and 6P to be among the first phones to display Android’s newest version. Asus’s Nexus Player should be next, followed by Pixel C Tablet.

As far as when to expect it, Google did not give a specific timeframe other than "soon", although it now suggests that update is starting to roll out to Pixel and Nexus devices

Also see: Google Home UK Review

Samsung


Samsung
does not have the greatest record when it comes to fast updating. The Galaxy 7 and 7 Edge were the first to receive the Nougat update last year, 5 months after it became available. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus should be the first get the Oreo update, followed by the soon to be released Note 8, which should ship with Nougat but upgrade to Oreo quickly. By the first half of 2018, the S7, S7 edge and S7 active, as well as the S8 Active should have been updated too.

Also see: Samsung Galaxy S8 UK Review: The best Android phone yet

LG


Due to its privileged relationship with Google, LG might manage to launch its newest smartphone, the V30 with Oreo pre-installed (reiterating what it did with the V20, which shipped with Nougat last year). The LG G6 and V20 will be next to get the Oreo update, hopefully before the end of 2017.

Sony

 
Sony has given no time frame regarding when they will be updating their devices to Oreo, but it is rolling out to the Xperia XZ now. Expect other devices to follow.

OnePlus

OnePlus has given indication that OnePlus 3 and 3T will be the first to be upgraded to Oreo, within the year. We’re thinking a late 2017 release. The One Plus 5 should follow.

Also see: OnePlus 5 UK Review: Up with the Google Pixel, but not in price

Huawei


Huawei
has reportedly been testing Oreo on the Mate 9, indicating it should be one of the first to be updated to Android 8.0. The Mate 10 should ship with Oreo. Expect Huawei and Honor’s recent models, like the P10 series and Honor 8 to run Oreo by early 2018.

Motorola

Motorola should upgrade the Z and Z2 series first, followed by G5. Considering Motorola’s rapidity in upgrading to Nougat last year, we think Oreo should be available by November 2017.

The devices getting the upgrade include: Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z, Moto Z Play, Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, Moto GS5 and Moto GS5 Plus. The Moto G4 series will not get the upgrade.

Also see: Motorola Moto G5S Plus UK Review: Mid range looks, lower end price

HTC


We can easily predict that the U11 and HTC's new launches will get Oreo first, hopefully by January 2018. HTC 10, Bolt and U Ultra should follow.

Also see: HTC 10 UK Review: Is it still worth buying?

Nokia

 

Nokia has confirmed that all of its phone will get Android Oreo - that's the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8.

Although Juho Sarvikas, HMD's chief product officer, made this announcement on Twitter, he didn't go as far to say when the update would arrive.

Also see: Nokia 3 UK Review: A top android phone

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