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Android Oreo

Android Oreo: has your phone received it? [Updates]

Android Oreo has been pushed out a while back, appearing out of the box on the Pixel 2 and Huawei Mate 10. But when will other brands deliver the update? We’ll be periodically updating this page as brands roll out Oreo.

Note: We’ll be updating this article as brands reveal Oreo plans and as major phones receive the update.

Asus

Earlier this year, the company revealed that it would be “gradually” rolling out updates to compatible phones until the end of the first half of 2018. No word if the green button has been pushed yet, signalling the start of the rollout.

As for compatible phones? These will be the Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 4 lineup. The firm also says it’ll be trimming down on bloatware, freeing up resources in the process.

BlackBerry

It’s some mixed news for the BlackBerry Priv (review), as this device won’t be receiving Oreo, while DTEK devices are unlikely to receive it as well, NeoWin reports.

Fortunately, the BlackBerry KeyOne and Motion are indeed slated to get the update, but no word on whether it’s been pushed out yet.

Essential

Yes, the company doesn’t sell its phone in many markets at all, but it’s allowing any Essential Phone owner to download Android Oreo.

This is just a beta version though, requiring you to manually update your phone as per the firm’s instructions. But if you must have the update, they have you covered.

HTC

Aside from the U11 Plus, the Taiwanese firm has also shed light on other phones in its stable which will get Oreo goodness.

“We’re excited to bring Android Oreo to HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, and HTC 10 owners worldwide!” the firm wrote on Twitter, without divulging a launch date.

Reports state that the U11 is also receiving Oreo in Taiwan, so an international release can’t be far off.

Update, 27 November 2017: As spotted by Android Police, an HTC executive tweeted that owners of the unlocked U11 will be getting Oreo today.

Huawei

When can you expect Huawei phones to get Oreo? Well, XDA says the Mate 9 (review) will be getting it about a month after the Mate 10’s release. Meanwhile, the firm told Android Authority that the P10 would be getting the update in “the near future”.

What about the Lite range and the P9 (review)? The company hasn’t revealed much here.

Lenovo Moto

The long-standing Moto brand has generally had a (mostly) stock take on Android since 2012/2013, which should make updates much easier.

Lenovo has already revealed its list of phones to get Oreo, in the form of the Moto Z range (Moto Z, Z Droid, Z Force, Z Play, Z Play Droid, Z2 Play, Z2 Force), the Moto X4 and the Moto G5 series (G5, G5 Plus, G5s and G5s Plus).

In a weird but cool move, the company erroneously listed the G4 Play as getting Oreo when it wasn’t actually in the pipeline. Lenovo has since decided to bring Oreo to the device anyway.

Expect Oreo to hit these devices from the northern hemisphere autumn. Check here to see if the update has hit your region.

LG

The South Korean brand is currently testing Oreo on the V30 in its native land, with a rollout set for next month and spreading to each country from there. The company was tight-lipped on updates for other phones and release timing.

“We don’t provide exact dates for updates because there are so many factors involved, including different versions for different phones and carriers,” a representative told Gearburn.

Nokia

The Nokia-branded smartphones stand out thanks to their pure take on Android, in addition to HMD promising brisk updates.

In fact, Nokia 8 (review) users have already experienced Oreo if they enrolled in the beta programme. And HMD says Oreo will “soon” launch for everyone.

It’s also worth noting that they originally planned an Oreo release for all phones before 2018.

Update, 27 November 2017: HMD has confirmed that Oreo is now spreading to the Nokia 8. Has your phone received it yet?

OnePlus

The company’s beta programme has reportedly brought Oreo to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T already, but what about the OnePlus 5?

Well, the official forum has revealed a November launch date for the Oreo beta on the OP5, followed by an “early 2018” release for all.

Samsung

The Korean firm has already delivered a beta programme for the Galaxy S8 (review) and S8+, but that hasn’t gone off without incident, with reports that the US beta was pulled due to a critical bug.

Sony

The Japanese firm has already bestowed Oreo upon the XZ Premium (review), in addition to launching out of the box with the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact.

But if you don’t have these phones, how are your prospects looking? Well, the new Android update will launch on the Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xperia Touch and Xperia XA1 Plus.

No word on an update timeline for the phones that haven’t received Oreo yet…

Update, 27 November 2017: It looks like the Xperia XZ and XZs have also received Oreo, Xperia Blog reports.

Xiaomi

The company takes its sweet time to deliver core Android updates to users, preferring to update its MiUI skin instead. Unfortunately, we haven’t heard any Oreo news for its MiUI-toting phones yet.

But the mobile superstar has revealed the Mi A1, its first Android One handset, confirming at launch that it’ll get Oreo before the end of the year. The event also saw an executive say it’ll be one of the first phones to get Android P.

Update, 27 November 2017: Prominent tech publication My Drivers reports that Oreo is rolling out to select owners of the Xiaomi Mi 6, as part of a closed beta.

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