It has been some time since Google has released the latest version of Android, i.e., Android Oreo and now the Android Oreo 8.0 update now rolling out to popular smartphones such as the Xperia XZ Premium. All the current, as well as the upcoming flagships of various OEMs for sure, will get the latest delight from the house of Google.
In today’s article, we’ll be specifically talking about Huawei, which is not very well-known for updates. But still, they try their level best to give the newest version to their premium handsets as well some of the budget devices as well, but they are comparatively slow in providing updates to their users.
The latest flagship smartphones from Huawei, that is the recently launched Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro come with Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box, which is a good sign that company is working on launching upcoming devices with the latest version of Android, along with providing updates to the older ones as the company has recently confirmed the Android Oreo update for Huawei Mate 9 series and Huawei P10 series.
Speaking of slow updates if you ask why Huawei is late to the update party? The answer shall be the OEMs heavily skinned UI, which some people also like to call as bloatware, that OEMs integrate into your devices on top of vanilla Android. Huawei has their own EMUI which is a very customizable and user intuitive skin but it is heavily modified by Huawei which results in slower updates.
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. Huawei has claimed that its Mate 10 devices will retain more than 80% overall performance even after 18 months of use.
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.
Also, you can check the latest Wallpapers, Ringtones etc of Android Oreo 8.0.
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 has already received the Android 8.0 and even the Android 8.1 update. 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)
- Honor 7X
- Huawei Mate 10(Android Oreo out of the Box)
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro(Android Oreo out of the Box)
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Edition(Android Oreo out of the Box)
- Huawei Mate 10 Lite
- Honor 6C Pro(JM AL00/AL10- JMM TL00/TL10)
- Huawei Mate 9
- Huawei Mate 9 Pro
- Huawei P9
- Huawei P9 Lite Mini
- 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.