When will my phone get Android Oreo? That's a question still being asked by many, even this late in 2018. Most OEMs have answered this question in one way or another, either releasing a stable OTA or confirming their device won't be receiving the update. We consolidated all these responses, and here's where we stand.
At the time of this writing, Android 9.0 Pie is out on a handful of devices. While it will probably be at least until mid-2019 when a good portion of phones run this version\, almost all major releases since 2017 should have the second-latest version of Android. And unlike previous years, this update will be important.
Google introduced a policy that all new apps and updates must target the second-newest version of Android, with a deadline of one year into its release. Right now, the first deadline for Android Oreo has passed, which requires all new apps to target this version. On November 1, all updates to existing apps must target Oreo as well. What this means is that more apps will take advantage of Android Oreo's new changes, including improved notification channels, better security, and picture-in-picture mode.
For the purposes of this article, there are three stages: Unconfirmed, Confirmed and Beta. Unconfirmed will list any phone which currently doesn't have an Oreo update or was confirmed by the OEM that will not receive it. Confirmed is for phones which the OEM has stated they will release the update but the OTA isn't available as of yet. Beta is for the few devices that are running an Oreo beta version and not stable.
For phones with confirmed Oreo updates or existing builds, their name will be bold and either the download link or confirmation page will be linked when available.
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, but it wasn't released until mid-March (though, it was an 8.1 update, so we'll cut them some slack).
- Essential Phone PH-1: Stable OTA available for 8.1
One of the main perks of purchasing a Pixel or Nexus device is the timely Android OS updates. As with previous software updates, Google always releases the newest version of Android first on their own lineup, which includes Nexus and Pixel. For Nexus, this is the last official update from Google, as we've already seen they will not be receiving Android 9.0 Pie.
HTC has updated their entire flagship lineup to Android Oreo. Every phone from the HTC 10 to HTC U12+ runs the second-latest version of Android. Good job HTC.
Despite their limited market share in the US, Huawei has been pretty good with updating their phones in the past, and Oreo is no exception. All their US-launched phones run EMUI 8.0 on top of Android 8.0 or 8.1 Oreo.
- Honor 6X: Stable OTA available
- Honor 7X: Stable OTA available
- Honor 8: Stable OTA available
- Huawei Mate 9: Stable OTA available
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro: Android Oreo out of the box
- Huawei Mate SE: Stable OTA available
- Honor View10: Android Oreo out of the box
LG has been historically bad when it comes to updating their phones. They plan to change this with their new Software Center, but so far, all we've really seen is a few more security patches. However, changes are coming, as the two-year-old V20 has just received Android Oreo, and LG is promising the three-year-old G5 will get it as well.
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, and 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
- Moto Z3: Android Oreo out of the box
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, and both of them have already received their initial Oreo update. The OnePlus 5 and 5T also have stable Oreo versions and are actually running stable Android 8.1 already.
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 S8+, as well as the Galaxy Note 8, have already been updated to Oreo.
- 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: Stable OTA available
- Galaxy S6: Confirmed
- Galaxy S6 Edge: Confirmed
- Galaxy S6 Edge +: Confirmed
- Galaxy S7: Confirmed
- Galaxy S7 Edge: Confirmed
- Galaxy S8: Stable OTA available
- Galaxy S8+: Stable OTA 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
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!