When will my phone get Android Oreo? That's a question we're seeing and hearing often at the beginning of 2018. Many OEMs have officially kicked off beta programs to test 8.0, while others have confirmed a list of devices receiving the update. In addition, rumors have leaked about phones that might receive Oreo at some point this year. Let's take a look at everything we know so far.
At this point, the largest Android OEMs have shared their Android Oreo roadmap for their flagship devices. A few companies, like Samsung and LG, have even released statements regarding some mid-range phones. As we take a look at each device, we also note which stage of development the 8.0 update is currently in.
For the purposes of this article, there are three stages: Rumored, confirmed, and beta. Devices in the rumored category have not been confirmed to receive Oreo by the OEM, but evidence suggests they may. Confirmed status means that the manufacturer has officially stated the phone will receive the update. Lastly, phones in beta status currently have an open or closed Oreo beta testing program.
Phones with confirmed Oreo updates or existing builds are marked in bold.
The list of phones Essential made in 2017 is fairly short, as the PH-1 is the first device ever released from the young company. With only one phone to support, you would think Essential would have an easier time getting out timely updates. Currently, the PH-1 Oreo update is in beta status, with two beta updates released at the time of writing. The second Oreo beta is quite stable on the Essential Phone, hinting that perhaps a stable release is coming soon.
- Essential Phone PH-1: Beta available
One of the main perks of purchasing a Pixel or Nexus device is the timely Android OS updates. As of publication, all of the recent Pixel and Nexus devices are running a stable build of Android 8.1 Oreo — not even just 8.0. This list includes the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, and Pixel 2. You can check out a full list of what's new in Google's version of Android Oreo in our guide.
- Nexus 5X: Stable OTA available
- Nexus 6P: Stable OTA available
- Pixel: Stable OTA available
- Pixel XL: Stable OTA available
- Pixel 2: Android Oreo out of the box
- Pixel 2 XL: Android Oreo out of the box
Thus far, HTC has confirmed that their flagship devices from 2016 and 2017 will receive Oreo. This includes the HTC 10, HTC U Ultra, and HTC U11. The unlocked model of the HTC U11 has already received the update, but we are still awaiting the official release for the HTC 10 and U Ultra. In addition to the flagships, the mid-range HTC U11 Life received Android 8.0 in late December 2017.
There are a number of Huawei devices rumored to receive the Android Oreo update. Huawei was busy pushing out the update to several phones at the end of 2017. The flagship Mate 10 series ran Oreo out of the box. Below is a list of devices expected to get the Oreo update.
- Honor 7X: Rumored
- Honor 8: Rumored
- Honor 8 Pro: Confirmed
- Honor 9 (AL00, AL10, TL10): Stable OTA available
- Mate 9: Stable OTA available
- Mate 9 Porsche Design: Stable OTA available
- Mate 9 Pro: Stable OTA available
- Mate 10: Android Oreo out of the box
- Mate 10 Lite: Rumored
- Mate 10 Pro: Android Oreo out of the box
- Mate 10 Porsche Edition: Android Oreo out of the box
- Nova 2 (PIC-AL00): Rumored
- Nova 2 Plus (BAC-AL00): Rumored
- P9: Rumored
- P9 Lite Mini: Rumored
- P10 (VTR-L09, VTRL29, VTR-AL00, VTR-TL00): Stable OTA available
- P10 lite (Lx1, Lx2, Lx3): Rumored
- P10 Plus: Stable OTA available
LG has been fairly mum about the status of its Oreo updates. However, for the company's 2017 flagships, we have concrete information about 8.0's status. It is worth noting that we believe an Oreo update for the LG G5 seems unlikely. The G5 sold very poorly and the time invested would not be worth it for LG's software team.
Historically, Motorola is one of the best Android OEMs when it comes to quick updates. This year has been no exception, as they've already rolled out updates for the Z2 Force and Moto X4. In addition, Motorola has confirmed on their blog the full list of phones that will receive the Android 8.0 update. All of the phones in the list below are confirmed, some of them have already received the update where noted.
- Moto G4 Plus: Confirmed
- Moto G5: Confirmed
- Moto G5 Plus: Confirmed
- Moto G5S: Confirmed
- Moto G5S Plus: Confirmed
- Moto X4: Stable OTA available
- Moto Z: Region-specific beta available
- Moto Z Droid: Confirmed
- Moto Z Force Droid: Confirmed
- Moto Z Play: Confirmed
- Moto Z Play Droid: Confirmed
- Moto Z2 Force Edition: Stable OTA available
- Moto Z2 Play: Confirmed
Nokia has only been on the Android scene for a year, but they've done a fantastic job of making their phones Oreo-ready. While only two of their devices are widely available in the US, they've outsold Google and OnePlus in Q4 2017 across the globe. Every single Nokia device running Android will receive Oreo at some point, which should only draw more consumers to them over time.
- Nokia 2: Confirmed
- Nokia 6: Stable OTA available
Over the past few years, OnePlus has taken some criticism for their Android OS update practices. Android Oreo is scheduled to be the final major OS update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. Both of these phones currently have Oreo beta builds available. The OnePlus 5 and 5T also have beta builds available, but are not as far along in testing as the 3 and 3T. OnePlus began rolling out the stable Oreo build for the OnePlus 3 and 3T, but halted it due to an apparent bug.
As the largest Android OEM, Samsung pushes out a ton of devices every year. While Samsung never officially confirms OS updates before release, a leaked Oreo schedule appeared online in November 2017. The leaked document speculates that older flagships like the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will get Oreo, as well as the Note 5. In addition, a number of phones in Samsung's A line of phones are scheduled to get the update.
Due to the speculative nature of this leak, nearly all Samsung phones are currently in the rumored status, with a few notable exceptions. Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 have Oreo beta builds available, which you can easily install on your device now.
- Galaxy A3 (17): Rumored
- Galaxy A3 (18): Rumored
- Galaxy A5 (17): Rumored
- Galaxy A5 (18): Rumored
- Galaxy A7 (17): Rumored
- Galaxy A7 (18): Rumored
- Galaxy C5 Pro: Rumored
- Galaxy C7: Rumored
- Galaxy C7 Pro: Rumored
- Galaxy C9 Pro: Rumored
- Galaxy C10: Rumored
- Galaxy J5 Pro: Rumored
- Galaxy J7 (2016): Rumored
- Galaxy J7+: Rumored
- Galaxy J7 Core: Rumored
- Galaxy J7 Max: Rumored
- Galaxy J7 Prime: Rumored
- Galaxy J7 Pro: Rumored
- Galaxy Note 5: Rumored
- Galaxy Note 7 FE: Rumored
- Galaxy Note 8: Leaked beta build available
- Galaxy S6: Confirmed
- Galaxy S6 Edge: Confirmed
- Galaxy S6 Edge +: Confirmed
- Galaxy S7: Confirmed
- Galaxy S7 Edge: Confirmed
- Galaxy S8: Official beta build available
- Galaxy S8+: Official beta build available
In stark contrast to several other OEMs, Sony has posted a rather complete list of Xperia devices getting Oreo. Their support article not only details which devices will receive the update, but whether or not it is currently available to download. All devices in the list below are confirmed or already have a stable OTA for Oreo available.
- Xperia Touch: Confirmed
- Xperia X: Confirmed
- Xperia X Compact: Confirmed
- Xperia X Performance: Stable OTA available
- Xperia XA1: Confirmed
- Xperia XA1 Plus: Confirmed
- Xperia XA1 Ultra: Confirmed
- Xperia XZ: Stable OTA available
- Xperia XZ1: Stable OTA available
- Xperia XZ Premium: Stable OTA available
- Xperia XZs: Stable OTA available
Similar to Samsung and Huawei, Xiaomi makes an overwhelming number of devices each year. While many Xiaomi devices are rumored to receive the Oreo update, only a few have a working beta or stable OTA at this time. Chances are good that most of the flagship Mi devices will receive Oreo, but it could take quite a while based on Xiaomi's track record with OS updates. All phones in the list below are rumored unless otherwise noted.
- Mi 5S: Rumored
- Mi 5S Plus: Rumored
- Mi 5X: Rumored
- Mi 6: Rumored
- Mi A1: Stable OTA available
- Mi Max 2: Rumored
- Mi Mix: Rumored
- Mi Mix 2: Beta available
- Mi Note 2: Rumored
- Mi Note 3: Rumored
- Redmi 5A: Rumored
- Redmi Note 5A: Rumored
- Redmi Note 5A Prime: Rumored
Is your device scheduled to get Android Oreo? Let us know in the comments if it made the list, or if we might have overlooked something. This list will be continually updated, so make sure to bookmark this page to keep up with the update status for your phone!