Updated – 1/Jan/2018 – (Mi A1 Gets Android Oreo Update).
So when are you getting the Android Oreo 8.0 update on your phone? Let’s find out.
Google unveiled the Android Oreo 8.0 on 21 August 2017, and as usual, the Google pixel mobiles are going to be the first to get the latest update from Google. Google shared the Android 8.0 alpha back in March 2017, and the beta release was done in May 2017. However, the final build to download the Oreo is able from August.
While the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be the first smartphones to run the latest Android Update, there are several other OEM’s who make Android phones and would be rolling out the Android Oreo Update either in 2017 or 2018.
Several manufacturers update to the latest Google OS quickly, based on the experience like LG, Oneplus, Sony, HTC, and Motorola, while some brands take a long time to upgrade to the latest OS like Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi.
These are not the only phones that will get the Android Oreo 8.0 Update; there will be more phones to get confirmed in the coming weeks, we will keep adding and updating them to this list.
Read More About – Top 7 Features of Android O (Oreo) That Makes it Special
Here is a definite list of Android Oreo 8.0 Update phones which will get the software update from the brand or Google.
Google Smartphones to Get Android Oreo 8.0 Update
Google smartphones are going to be the first to get the Android Oreo update, and we can expect these devices to get the update in either Sept or October.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL devices already have the Android Oreo update rolling out for them and if you want to download and flash the update for the Google devices here is the link to download the Android Oreo 8.0 Update for your phone.
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus 5X
Samsung Smartphones to Get Android Oreo 8.0 Update
Samsung is not the fastest OEM when it comes to rolling out updates, and it has a long list of smartphones which it needs to update to the latest Google software. If you are Samsung smartphone user, you can expect the Android Oreo 8.0 update by January to March 2018, and for non-flagship devices, it may even come out later. Some of the smartphones which will get the Oreo update are listed below.
We are not very sure if Samsung will roll out the update for Samsung S6/ S6 Edge and Samsung Note 5 until we hear it from horse’s mouth.
HTC Smartphones to Get Android Oreo 8.0 Update
HTC has given up on the heavily modded UI, and it is now easier for them to roll out quicker updates for their smartphones. The HTC flagship and high-end devices may get the Android Oreo update most likely by December 2017 or Jan 2018.
We are not very sure if HTC will be rolling out the update for the HTC One X9, HTC Desire 10 Pro, will update if some news comes from HTC.
Nokia Smartphones to Get Android Oreo 8.0 Update
Nokia recently announced that all of the Nokia smartphones are going to get updated to the latest Oreo 8.0 and that too by the end of this year. Fantastic news for the Nokia smartphone buyers as they will get the update soon.
LG Smartphones to Get Android Oreo 8.0 Update
Lg also rolls out the Android updates much faster compared to Samsung and some other OEM’s. The smartphones are likely to the update by the end of this year or in the 1st 2 months of 2018. Here are the smartphones which are sure to get the Android Oreo 8 update.
Sony Smartphones to Get Android Oreo 8.0 Update
Sony is also known to updated the smartphones quite early, and this year they announced that some of the new phones launched at IFA 2017 would come with the Android Oreo 8.0 update. Though, some of the existing Sony smartphones will also get the Oreo update (reported By Android-Authority) by the end of this year or in Jan-Feb 2018.
Motorola Smartphones to Get Android Oreo 8.0 Update
Motorola is also known for the speedy Android updates as the brand don’t burden to load the phones with heavy custom UI. The stock Android Based smartphones will get the Oreo update fast, and we can expect some of the devices to get updated by November or December 2017.
Lenovo Smartphones to Get Android Oreo 8.0 Update
As per recent reports, the company will roll out the update for the latest phones it has launched. New phones that come with the stock Android experience, the brand will have the least trouble in terms of updating them to the most recent OS from Gooogle.
There will be more Lenovo smartphones from the Zuk series and others which are also likely to get the Android Oreo update.
Oneplus Smartphones to Get Android Oreo 8.0 Update
Moreover, Oneplus is expected to roll out the update sooner this year for the latest smartphones. As per the latest news, they are doing testing for beta roll out on some of the Oneplus 3 and 3T devices.
We can expect to see the Oreo update rolling out by the end of October or November for the Oneplus mobiles. (16-Oct’17) OnePlus has added the OxygenOS Open Beta 25 for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones and users can now upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo. Additionally, the update brings September security patch, new launcher, auto fill, picture in picture mode.
If you are not a beta tester, you may manually need to download the ROM and flash it.
OnePlus 2 is also most likely to get the Android Oreo update, but the 3 and 5 will get it first.
Huawei Smartphones to Get Android Oreo 8.0 Update
Notably, Huawei is a laggard when it comes to updates, but they have rolled the nougat update on some of the smartphones last year timely. So, we are expecting them to roll out the Oreo update by Jan-Feb next year for some of the top devices. Recently we got the news that they are bringing Oreo update to Honor 6X and Honor 8 Pro in India.
Micromax Smartphones to Get Android Oreo 8.0 Update
While a lot of global manufacturers are working on the Oreo update. Even, Micromax has promised that it’s latest Infinite display smartphone will get the Android Oreo update.
- Micromax Canvas Infinity
- Micromax Yu Yureka Black
Coolpad Smartphones to Get Android Oreo 8.0 Update
Also, Coolpad is not willing to be left behind. Recently, they promised the Oreo update on the cheapest 6 GB RAM smartphone they have just launched in India.
Xiaomi Smartphones to Get Android Oreo 8.0 Update
Besides, Xiaomi is a laggard to roll out Android updates. Xiaomi update phones but quite late. However, the good thing is Xiaomi updates some of the older phones too and continue to provide support.
Update 1/1/2018 – As an early new year gift, Xiaomi has rolled out the Android Oreo 8.0 update for the Xiaomi Mi A1. The update is available OTA, and brings improvements such as faster battery charge time, PIP mode, redesigned settings. The update is humongous, you need to download 1107.4 MB and pre-requisite is Android Nougat 7.1.2. Furthermore, Mi A1 will even get the Android P update next year.
Also, other smartphones that are expected to get the Android Oreo update are Xiaomi Mi6 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi Mi Max, Xiaomi Mi Mix. But we can’t say for sure when Xiaomi will roll out the update for these phones.
So When is Your Phone Getting the Oreo 8.0 Update
So, these are some of the phones which will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update. I am sure there are more smartphones to get the latest Google update.
Tell me if your smartphone is on the above list. Or if you know about any smartphone which the brand has confirmed will get the Oreo update. Would love to add that to this list of Android Oreo 8.0 Update Phones.
Top 7 Features of Android O (Oreo) That Makes it Special
The First Android Version called as Android Alpha was released in September 2008 and Google released the Android Oreo developer preview version back on 24th March 2017. Yesterday night came the big announcement that the Android 8.0 is finally called as “Android Oreo” as was the general consensus.
The Android Oreo system images are already available on the Google developer website and if you have a Google Phone you can manually flash the image before an official update is rolled out (I have shared the link below to download.
Android OS has gone through several changes since its launch 9 years back and if you wish to read more about all previous Android versions here is an article for you All Previous Android Versions starting from Android Alpha and Android Beta here.
The new Android Oreo can be tested on devices like Nexus 5X, Nexus 6p, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus player, and Pixel C.
You can manually download and flash the build from this link and if you wish to uninstall the preview build you can download the official Nougat Rom and manually flash the device again. Do it at your own risk J. Link to Download Android O.
Lets Now get to the 7 Best Features of Android O, which makes it so special.
7 Best Features of Android Oreo – Making it Special
1). Battery Life
Google has added more restriction to what the Apps can do in the background and limiting the processes on broadcasts, background services, and location updates.
More background limit will ensure that the already present Doze mode and Android Nougat optimizations will further be able to enhance the battery life of the device in the Android Oreo.
2). Notification Control
There is also a great amount of control on the notifications send by Apps. With the Android, Oreo Google wants to make your experience more disturbance-free.
Google has introduced Notification channels which give users to manage the behavior of each channel rather than managing all of Apps notifications together.
Essentially means it will be easy for us to manage the notifications with the Android Oreo.
3). Better Sound On Bluetooth
This is the biggest one for the Audiophiles. As more and more people are planning to give up the wired life.
Apple has already done so with the Airpods. Android Oreo is getting a superior sound transfer technology support using Sony’s LDAC sound technology which allows hi-resolution sound to be transmitted over a Bluetooth connection.
I have never been a fan of Bluetooth speakers because of sound degradation when compared to similar wired speakers.
Probably this could force me to buy one of these new LDAC based Bluetooth speakers.
Sony says that compared to a normal SBS based process which uses 328 KBPS transmission rates the new LDAC technology uses 3X more data and transfers much high-quality sound with no fidelity loss.
Love it. Maybe we can buy an airpod equivalent for the Android phones when this arrives.
4). The picture in Picture Mode
There will be a picture in picture mode for improving the multitasking. You can be video chatting with a loved one and at the same time can also open the calendar App to see some dates.
You can make the video tab smaller and can work on other apps simultaneously without a need for stopping the video chat or movie which you are currently playing.
Could be quiet handy to revert to a message or check WhatsApp or order an uber cab while video chatting or watching your favorite episode of Game of Thrones.
5). Adaptive Icons & Inverted Pull Bar Settings
Making your Android UI more beautiful. Android comes with an option for many themes and icon packs and sometimes when you install an App which has a differently shaped icon compared to the theme you are using on your Android Phone, that makes it look odd.
Android Oreo is going to fix that and give the option to the developer to make the icons adaptive.
So next time when you download an App the Icon exactly matches you’re round, Square or whatever shape icons you are using. On iOS, all icons have the same shape and symmetry.
6). Easy Autofill Support
Making Life Easy – Filling registration forms and account details can be a boring and tedious task.
Android O will make it simple by allowing Autofill API for the password manager and Auto fill Apps to use the information seamlessly and make it ridiculously easy to fill the details.
7). WIFI Aware and Multi-Display Support
WIFI aware is not a new concept earlier was called as Neighbor Aware Networking (NAN) which help nearby devices communicate over the WIFI network without the need for internet connection.
Could be a feature that next generation of IoT devices can use along with the Android phones.
So these are some of the great features which are going to come to the Android Oreo but it is not going to happen any sooner.
The Android O will get released to the public in October along with the Pixel 2 smartphones and most likely you will be able to get it in 2018 around Feb or March 2018 if you are not on a Nexus or Pixel device.
8). Navigation Bar Additional Buttons – Bonus
In Android Oreo, the Navigation bar can be customized. This feature is one of the coolest features in Android O. Navigation bar is the panel at the bottom of the display and has virtual buttons like Home, Back and Recent apps.
In Android Oreo, you can add additional virtual buttons (maximum up to five) for new functions either left or right of three main buttons. No, you can’t replace the standard three virtual buttons.
9. 2X Faster Boot-Up With Android Oreo
Google has shared that the Bootup time will be drastically reduced with the new Android Oreo and as per Google, they were able to boot the Android Pixel phones 2X faster compared to the older versions.
The speed improvement will be device dependent and you can expect some boost in performance for your phone.
Additionally, Google also plans to tackle the biggest headache that it has with the new “Project Treble” in Android Oreo. The Biggest headache for Google is that most phones still run on the older Android versions, only 13.5 of smartphones so far has Android Nougat which they released a year back.
To solve this problem Google is working on “Project Treble” which is a modular architecture that will help Android smartphone manufacturers to deliver Android updates much faster.
Related – The Android Story (Infographics)
There is also a fascinating Article I wrote about the Android History and How it has evolved – Can check that out here – All Android Versions – Android Story (Infographics)