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List of Phones To get the Android Oreo Update (Android O)

Every year, Google launches a new Android version. This year, as we all know, it’s the Android O or Android 8.0. So, Google has already announced the name of Android O as Android Oreo at the event that happened on 21st August. It was the same day on which the solar eclipse happened. Anyways, do you want to know if your smartphone is going to get the official Android O update or not? Well, here in this article, we are sharing the list of phones getting Android Oreo update.

ANDROID OREO – WHAT’S NEW? 


Android O or Oreo is the 8th version of Android family which includes Android Alpha, Beta, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Icecream Sandwich, Jellybean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat. With this new version of Android, you may or may not feel a much of a change as compared to Nougat but there are some new features added in Oreo that make it one of the best Android Versions. Here are some of the coolest and the best Android O Features –

AUTOFILL 

If you have used Chrome for windows, you know this feature pretty well. Basically, your personal details like email, password etc are stored and whenever you have to enter those somewhere, Autofill feature automatically does that and you don’t need to type all the details again. And yes, if you are concerned about privacy, all this happens with your own permission. So, With your permission, Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed.

REDESIGNED EMOJIS 

Android o Update new Emojis

2 minute of silence for our beloved ‘Blob’ emojis that we had in Android Nougat. In Oreo, there is no more ‘Blob’ emojis as Google has redesigned these. For some, these are better than previous design while the case is pretty opposite for others. Whatever the case it, there is no doubt that Emojis let us express ourselves in more ways than ever. Not just the redesign but Google has also added almost 60 new emojis to the set. Pretty cool, right?

PICTURE-IN-PICTURE MODE – 

Probably one of the most awaited features in Android is finally here in Android Oreo. One of the best examples of this is YouTube app. Before Oreo, you cannot run a video in one frame while working in another app except for the split screen mode that is only available in Nougat. But with Oreo, the Picture in Picture Mode lets you play a video in PIP mode if you have minimized that app. This feature is perfect for those who like multitasking but also like to watch movies and shows on apps like YouTube, Netflix, etc.

NOTIFICATIONS DOTS 

Ya Ya, we know iOS has this feature from Quite a long time but in Android, it is way better. The Notification dots basically let you know that there is a notification in that particular app. These are just dots that have the same color as of the app. If you long tap on the app icon, you are able to have a quick glance at the notification so you can either read it by tapping or clear it by swiping away.

GOOGLE PLAY PROTECT 

Most of us use the Google Play Store to Install the apps that we need because we think that apps on Play Store are free of all the malware and viruses. But, there are a lot of malicious apps in Google Play Store. For that, Google Play Protect is the feature added in Android Oreo that scans almost 50 billion apps daily to check if there is any malicious app or not. If there is any, it is removed.

There are a ton of new features introduced in Oreo and a separate post is needed to explain all of them. But hey, you can check these out on the official Android O website.

LIST OF PHONES GETTING ANDROID OREO UPDATE

GOOGLE OREO UPDATE 

Google List of Phones getting Android O Update

No doubt Google’s Nexus and Pixel series devices will be the very first to get the official Android 8.0 Update. So, every Nexus or Pixel phone that is eligible for the Developer preview is going to get the official update. The list includes –

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Pixel C
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus Player

These phones won’t get the update –

  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 4

SONY OREO UPDATE 

Sony Xperia Android O Update

Sony has been quite fast in providing the latest security updates as well as the Android updates to its Xperia devices. Recently, Sony officially revealed all of its phones that are definitely getting the Android Oreo Update and these include –

  • Xperia X
  • Xperia X Performance
  • Xperia X Compact
  • Xperia XZ
  • Xperia XZ Premium
  • Xperia XZs
  • Xperia XA1
  • Xperia XA1 Ultra
  • Xperia XA1 Plus
  • Xperia Touch

SAMSUNG OREO UPDATE 

Samsung Android 8.0 Update

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note FE
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
  • Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

These may or may not get the update –

  • Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 VE (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A

These phones are not going to get the Android Oreo Update –

  • Samsung Galaxy J3(2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy J5(2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy J2(2015)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)( J710F, J710FN, J7108)
  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace
  • Samsung Galaxy J2(2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy On5
  • Samsung Galaxy On8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Galaxy A8
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4

So yes, it seems the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users aren’t going to get an update, but we are not 100% sure about this yet.

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MOTOROLA OREO UPDATE 

Moto List of Phones getting Android O

Just like Sony, Moto devices were among the earliest to get the latest Android updates. In fact, the Moto X 2013 got the Android KitKat update faster than the Nexus 4. Under Lenovo, it seems that the updates are not that fast. Well, Motorola has now revealed some of the devices that will get the update. These include-

Seems like no Android Oreo for Moto G4 Plus. Some more Moto devices that are not going to get the update include –

  • Moto G3
  • Moto E4 Plus
  • Moto C Plus
  • Moto E4
  • Moto X Play
  • Moto X Style
  • Moto G Turbo
  • Moto Droid Maxx 2
  • Moto Droid Turbo 2
  • Moto X-Force
  • Moto G2

ONEPLUS OREO UPDATE 

OnePlus Android O Update

OnePlus launched its flagship smartphone of 2017, the OnePlus 5 in June and the company has already cleared that OnePlus 3 and 3T will get the Android O Update as the last major Android Update. Well, we can surely say that the OnePlus 2 isn’t going to get the update. So, here is the list –

  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 3T
  • OnePlus 3

LG 

LG phones getting Android O Update

LG is soon launching the V30, but still, the company hasn’t disclosed its plans for providing the Android 8.0 Update for its previous devices like the G6, V20, etc. If you recall, the LG V20 was the first smartphone to come with Android Nougat right out of the box so we can hope LG V30 to come with Android Oreo. Here are some of the phones that we think will get the update to Android 8.0 –

NOKIA 

Nokia 8 to get Android 8.0 Update
This is the Nokia 8

Nokia is back to the Android market with its new devices, and at the launch, the company said that it would provide regular security and Android updates to its phones. In fact, HMD Global has confirmed that it is going to provide the Android O Update to the Nokia phones that include Nokia 6,5 and 3. Since Nokia 8 is arriving soon, there should be no doubt about the Android 8.0 Update for it. So, here is how the list looks like –

  • Nokia 8
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 3

HTC 

HTC U11 Will get Android O Update
HTC U11 Will get Android O Update

HTC has officially announced the list of phones that are going to get the Android O update. These include –

  • HTC U11
  • HTC U Ultra
  • HTC 10

BLACKBERRY 

Blackberry Android O Update
Blackberry Android O Update

Blackberry has so far launched a few Android devices including Blackberry Priv, DTEK60, DTEK50 and the KeyONE. Now, the Blackberry KeyONE was launched this year with Android Nougat and is continuously receiving the security patches. So, we can expect that it will get the Android Oreo Update.


We cannot say if phones from Xiaomi, Huawei, Honor, Oppo, Vivo, etc. will get the Android Oreo update or not. Stay Tuned as we will be updating the article as soon as we get more information.

Arvind Rana

Arvind Rana

Arvind, I am! A complete Android fanatic, and a technology buff, aiming to unfold my outlooks and perspectives, through the medium of conceiving articles on gadgets and technology, à la mode!

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