After Google finally revealed Android O yesterday during an eclipse day announcement, the first question that came to the mind of every Android device owner was: “When is my phone getting Android O?” The sweetly named Android Oreo is this year’s major update to the Android operating system and diehard Android fans like many of you are asking when they can expect some Oreo goodness on their device. Luckily, we have a current list of phones to get Android O. Hopefully more manufacturers will make announcements in the coming days and weeks. Until then, these smartphone manufacturers are the only ones who have made an official announcement regarding Android O updates.
It should come as no surprise that Google devices will be among the first phones to get Android O. If you’re the owner of Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, or Pixel XL then Google says you can enjoy Android Oreo “soon.” If you have been involved in the Android beta program then you already know all about Android O. If not, the wait shouldn’t be long for your device to receive an OTA update. That’s the beauty of owning a Nexus or Pixel device – fast updates! Hold tight, the wait won’t be long.
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All of the recently launched Nokia devices including the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 will be among the phones to get Android O. It would stand to reason that the Nokia 8 will also get Android O as well. HMD Global, the company that markets Nokia devices, has said all the right things regarding Android updates. Now they have to back up their words with action. Hopefully Nokia owners see quick updates and can start enjoying Android O soon.
Samsung has not made an official announcement but, based on their history, you can expect their most recent flagships to definitely get the Android O update. This means that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will likely be on the list of phones to get Android O. The Galaxy Note 8 is not official yet so, obviously, Samsung won’t be commenting on that. It would be incredibly surprising if the upcoming flagship did not get Android O fairly quickly. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are also good candidates to get an update to Android O.
OnePlus had confirmed that the OnePlus 5 will get an Android O update within 2 months. They also said that the OnePlus 3 and 3T will be getting a taste of Oreo but they did not provide a specific timeline. I would expect all devices to be running Android O by time we celebrate the New Year.
HTC confirmed that the U11 will be on the list of phones to get Android O. However, they did not provide any information about the other devices in their lineup. Some rumors are swirling about which devices may get updates but that is not confirmed. For now, only the U11 is confirmed to be getting Android O.
You probably don’t own an Essential device but they have confirmed that the PH-1 will enjoy Android O and development has already begun. It shouldn’t be long until Android O is up and running for Essential owners. Other than owning a Google device, this may be the fastest way to enjoy an official release of Android O.
Unconfirmed But Likely Getting Android O
Some manufacturers have yet to come out and confirm their device upgrade path but we can likely count on them to provide updates. The LG G6 and V20 will almost surely get an update to Android 8.0. Sony has not made any official comment but we would expect their recent flagship releases to get updated as well. Moto is one of the fastest manufacturers to update their devices. They have not made any official announcement regarding updates but if you have a Moto device that is less than 2 years old you can probably count on getting Android O at some point.
Hopefully your Android device is on the list of phones to get Android O. Keep an eye out for any new announcements. We will try to keep up with manufacturer updates and bring them to you as soon as we can. Is your phone on the list or will you be looking to upgrade to a new device in order to enjoy Android O? I have a Nexus 6P so I am patiently waiting for that OTA notification right now. Patience is a virtue when waiting for Android updates.