Android 8.0 Oreo update: When will my phone get it?
The page includes updated information about Android smartphones getting Android Oreo updates. Scroll down to see if your phone has received the Android 8.0 update and how to update your device over-the-air (OTA).
Android 8.0 Oreo features
This is a list of features that you can expect to see on your Android phone after updating to Android Oreo.
Improve boot time: Your Android phone will power on faster with Oreo. According to Google, the boot times have been halved in Android 8.0.
Background limits: Google has put limits on running the apps in the background. With Oreo, the applications will not be able to continuously run in the background when they are not being actively used or showing a notification that they are running. The limits on the background activity should improve the overall performance of your phone, including improving the battery backup.
Autofill for passwords: Google has added an in-built password manager in Android 8.0. With your permission, this password manager can remember your passwords and autofill them in the applications when needed. It will also work with the passwords that you have already saved in Chrome.
Also read: Best Android Oreo features
Picture-in-Picture: This feature will allow you to see two apps at once. It is not same as multi-window. Picture-in-Picture keeps open an app in a pop-up window while you are checking out another app or just using the homescreen or app launcher of your phone. It will be mainly available in video players, navigations apps, and video chat apps.
Notification dots: In Oreo, the app icons will show little dots on top if you have any unread notifications from that app.Tapping that dot will take you to notification shade to show the pending notification.
New emojis: In addition to fully redesigning the emojis set, Google has added over 60 new emojis in Android 8.0 Oreo.
Integrated printing support: The Oreo update enhances Android’s built-in printing support. You will no longer need to install custom plugins to support your printer with Android printing feature. Oreo supports almost 97% of printers sold worldwide right out of the box.
Wi-Fi Assistant: Until available only with Pixel phones, Wi-Fi Assistant automatically connects you to verified open Wi-Fi hotspots around the globe. It also uses a VPN, so your internet usage is safe and secure.
Since most Android phone manufacturers including Samsung, Xiaomi, Sony, Huawei, and Oppo include their own features with the updates to differentiate, your Android phone might get more (sometimes less depending on older hardware limitations) features than the following, so don’t treat this as an exhaustive list of Oreo update changes for your phone. However, this will still give you a fair idea of what to expect from your Android phone’s Oreo update. If you have already received Oreo update for your phone, please share the update changelog in the comments for other users to see what they can expect when the update reaches their region.
Google Nexus Android Oreo updates
Google has released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X smartphones. The update will automatically reach your Nexus 5X or 6P smartphone.
To manually check for the update, head over to settings > about phone.
Older Nexus phones like Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S or Nexus One will not be getting the official Android 8.0 update from Google.
Google Pixel Android Oreo update
In addition to the Nexus smartphones, Google has also rolled out the Oreo update for Pixel and Pixel XL phones. It has also been released OTA and will reach your Pixel by itself. To manually check, use the trick given in Nexus Oreo updates.
Motorola Android Oreo updates
Moto X4 and Moto X4 Android One edition have started receiving the Oreo update and the moto z, moto z Droid, moto z Force Droid, moto z Play, moto z Play Droid, moto z2 Play, moto z2 Force Edition, moto g5, moto g5 Plus, moto g5S, moto g5S Plus and moto g4 Plus will be getting the Android Oreo update in the coming months.
Samsung Android Oreo updates
Samsung has released the Android Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8+. Other phones like Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge will be getting the update in the coming months. The Oreo beta update is currently in progress for Galaxy S8 and S8+ in select markets.
Sony Android Oreo updates
Sony has started rolling out Oreo update for Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ, XZs, X Performance, Xperia X, Xperia X Compact smartphones. The other Sony phones, which will get the Android Oreo update, are Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xperia Touch and Xperia XA1 Plus.
Huawei Android Oreo updates
The company has released the Oreo update for Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro in China. Other countries will follow. The company has also confirmed that it will be updating P10 and P10 Plus phones to Oreo.
Honor Android Oreo updates
Honor 8 Pro has started receiving the Oreo update in India and UK. The Honor V10, Honor 9, Honor V9, Honor 7X, Honor 8 Youth Edition (aka Honor 8 Lite), Honor 9 Youth edition, Honor 8, Honor V8, Honor Note 8, and Honor 9i smartphones will be getting the Android 8.0 Oreo and EMUI 8.0 updates.
Vivo Android Oreo updates
Vivo has stated that it will update X20, X20 Plus, X9s, XPlay 6, X9, X9s Plus and X9 Plus phones to Android Oreo.
LG Android Oreo updates
No updates so far, but LG has started the beta test of the Oreo update for V30 and V30+ phones in South Korea. These have also been reports of LG G6 Oreo beta test in China and it is expected to arrive in Q2, 2018.
Nokia Android Oreo updates
Nokia has released the Oreo update for Nokia 8, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 and has promised to update all Nokia Android phones to Android 8.0 Oreo in the coming months. Nokia 2 will directly get the Android 8.1 update.
Lenovo Android Oreo updates
No updates so far
Xiaomi Android Oreo updates
Mi A1 has got the Oreo update. Xiaomi will also release the Oreo update for a number of other smartphones including Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, and Mi 5.
HTC Android Oreo updates
HTC U Ultra will get the Android 8.0 update in the coming months. HTC has started the Oreo update roll-out for U11 and HTC 10 smartphones. The updates will gradually reach all markets over the coming weeks. Also, HTC One M9 will reportedly get the Oreo update in late-Feb or early March.
OnePlus Android Oreo updates
The company has released the Oreo update all of its smartphones including OnePlus 3 and 3T , OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.
Micromax Android Oreo updates
No updates so far
Gionee Android Oreo updates
No updates so far
Asus Android Oreo updates
Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KL, Zenfone 3 ZE520KL and ZE552KL are currently getting the Android 8.0 update. Asus has promised to update its entire Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 4 lineup to Android 8.0 Oreo in the coming months.
Essential Phone Oreo update
Essential Products will be skipping the Android 8.0 update and release Android 8.1 directly.