List of Huawei and Honor phones to get the Android Oreo 8.X Update

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Android Oreo Update
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Google’s latest version of Android, i.e., the Android Oreo update will soon be reaching all the current as well as the upcoming flagships of various OEMs for sure. But here we’ll be specifically talking about Huawei, which is not very well-known for updates. Still, they try their level best to give the newest version to their premium handsets, but they are comparatively slow in providing updates to the users.

Speaking of slow updates if you ask why Huawei is late to the update party? The answer shall be the OEMs Skin, which some people also like to call as bloatware, that OEMs integrate into your devices on top of vanilla Android. Huawei has their EMUI which is a very customizable and very user intuitive skin.

EMUI running on Huawei phone
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The Chinese Telecom-giant also claims that it uses machine learning techniques, which ensures; that the device will learn smooth as it was on the first day of purchase. So, things like this take time for OEMs to push the latest Android updates, especially a new version like we have here in the face of Android Oreo.

The latest version of Android comes with a plethora of new features such as picture-in-picture support, notification dots, fully redesigned emojis (including over 60 new ones added recently), Google Play Protect built-in, limits to background overuse of battery by apps, faster boot speeds, and support for Android Instant Apps.

Huawei and Honor devices expected to get the Android Oreo update
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Some quick heads-up on whats new in this latest version of Android 8.0 Oreo:

  • Improved customized notifications
  • More control over background running apps
  • Several new keyboard features
  • Improved adaptive icons
  • Better cache handling
  • Several new gestures
  • Seamless updates
  • New Emojis

We have excluded the Nexus 6p as it’s a Google Nexus device and will be getting Android 8.0 soon. Meanwhile here’s the list of all phones from Huawei and honor, this mainly includes the Flagship and upper mid-range devices, but there’s also a chance that the company could also update their budget devices as well if they’re received well.

While the Honor 8 wasn’t expected to get the Android Oreo update originally, a Weibo posts state that the device will get the update. However, the source cannot be verified yet, and it’s advisable to take this piece of information with a pinch of salt.

Huawei and Honor devices expected to get the Android Oreo update

  • Huawei P10( VTR-L09, VTRL29, VTR-AL00, VTR-TL00)
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei P9
  • Honor 6x (Highly Possible)
  • Huawei P10 lite (Lx1, Lx2, Lx3)
  • Huawei Honor 9(AL00, AL10, TL10)
  • Huawei P8 Lite 2017 [Huawei P9 Lite (2017), Huawei Honor 8 Lite, Huawei Nova Lite, Huawei GR3 (2017)]
  • Huawei Nova 2(PIC-AL00)
  • Huawei Nova 2 Plus(BAC-AL00)
  • Huawei Honor 8 Pro
  • Huawei Honor 8( Possible)
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design

Here are the Huawei Devices which won’t receive Android Oreo 8.0 update

  • Huawei Honor 8 (Controversial, May get)
  • Huawei Honor 5A
  • Huawei Honor 5c
  • Huawei Y3II
  • Huawei Y5II
  • Huawei Mate 8 (Controversial, May get)
  • Huawei Y6
  • Huawei Honor 7
  • Huawei Y3( L02/03/L22/L23 U00)
  • Huawei Y7
  • Huawei Y6
  • Huawei Y5

Most of these Huawei phones are not sold in the US except the Mate 9, as it is the only phone listed for sale by the company’s U.S. site, we’ll update this list as soon as we learn more about company’s upgrade plans in the coming weeks.