Android 8.0 Oreo Update Now Rolling Out To HTC U11 Life Unlocked Smartphones

“To ensure Honor 8 users also benefit from the latest user experience upgrades, new functions of EMUI 8.0 will be ported to the Honor 8. Further update details will be released within one week. Please stay tuned and we thank you for your support and interest in Honor.”

While that statement does make it clear that the Honor 8 will be receiving an update, it skirts around explicitly confirming that the Honor 8 will be receiving an Oreo update in particular. Whether or not the Honor 8 will now receive the Oreo update still remains to be seen.

The Honor 7X has finally started receiving the Oreo update after a beta program went live in several countries.

Honor phones that have received the update:

  • Honor 9
  • Honor 8 Pro
  • Honor 7X

Honor phones possibly receiving the update:

  • Honor 8


Historically, HTC has been one of the most conscientious original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) where updates are concerned. This year, however, things might be different. The HTC U11 was one of the first non-Google devices to upgrade to Android Oreo. The budget HTC U11 Life has received Oreo, the HTC 10 has recently been updated, and the HTC U11 Plus launched with the latest version. The last phone to be upgraded (that we currently know of), the U Ultra, received the update in early March.

HTC phones that have received the update:

  • HTC U11
  • HTC U11 Life
  • HTC U11 Plus
  • HTC 10
  • HTC U Ultra


The unlocked version of the Huawei Mate 9 in the U.S. has received the Oreo update, and the update has begun for the international Huawei P10 models. Beyond these two devices, it’s unclear what other phones Huawei is planning to update. More rumors have emerged that Huawei may be looking to update the P9 and P9 Plus.

The Oreo updates come through EMUI 8, the company’s Android theme. Huawei’s current flagship, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro launched with the Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Huawei phones that have received the update:

  • Huawei Mate 9 (U.S. unlocked)
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Plus

Huawei rumored to receive the update:

  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei P9 Plus


Lenovo’s phones are also set to get an Android 8.0 Oreo update. The company recently updated its Android update schedule to include some phones in the K series, but the company’s schedule says that it won’t happen until June 2018.

Lenovo phones confirmed to receive the update:

  • Lenovo K8
  • Lenovo K8 Note
  • Lenovo K8 Plus


We’re still waiting to hear what LG’s update road map looks like. Last year’s LG V20 was one of the first devices to launch with Nougat. Unfortunately, the LG V30 didn’t have the same honor this year, but an Oreo update has rolled out to V30 units on Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. T-Mobile has confirmed that the LG G5, V20, and V30 Plus will also be receiving the Oreo update, while the V30 and G6 will go one further with a confirmed Android 8.1 update. With the recent opening of its Software Upgrade Center, LG confirmed that it would be looking to have the Oreo update for the LG G6 out in Korea within April, and other markets shortly after.

We reached out to the company for clarification, and we’ll update this report as soon as we hear more.

LG phones that have received the update:

  • LG V30

LG phones that will receive the update:

  • LG G6
  • LG G5
  • LG V20
  • LG V30 Plus


While Motorola isn’t quite as timely with its updates as it once was, the company is still pretty transparent about its plans and is one of the better manufacturers regarding new versions of Android. In September, Motorola announced which of its phones would get an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo. It didn’t commit to a timeline but said that device owners could expect new firmware “this fall.”

Not every phone will make the jump, unfortunately. The Moto G4 won’t get Oreo, and neither will the Moto E4. Initially, Motorola refused to commit to updating the Moto G4 Plus — despite promising in the phone’s marketing materials an upgrade to Android Oreo.

“It’s our general practice for the Moto G family to get one major OS upgrade per device, so it wasn’t originally planned for Android O,” a Motorola spokesperson said in a blog post. “But it’s important to us we keep our promises, so in addition to the N upgrade it has already received, we will be upgrading Moto G4 Plus to Android O. Because this is an unplanned upgrade, it will take some time to fit into our schedule, we’ll update our software upgrade page when we have more info.”

Motorola phones that have received the update:

  • Moto Z2 Force (T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint)
  • Moto X4

Motorola phones to receive the update:

  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z Droid
  • Moto Z Force Droid
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto Z Play Droid
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Moto Z2 Force (Other carriers)
  • Moto G4 Plus
  • Moto G5
  • Moto G5 Plus
  • Moto G5S
  • Moto G5S Plus


OnePlus has released OxygenOS 5, which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo, for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The OnePlus 5 and the recently released OnePlus 5T got updated in early February, and are now also receiving the update to Android 8.1 Oreo. Unfortunately, older devices, like the OnePlus 2 and X, appear to have been left behind.

OnePlus phones that have received the update:

  • OnePlus 5T
  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 3
  • OnePlus 3T


There’s only one phone under Razer’s brand at the moment, but the Razer Phone has received an update that takes it to Android 8.1 Oreo. Like the Essential Phone before it, the Razer Phone has skipped 8.0 entirely and gone straight to 8.1. If you’re still looking to pick a Razer Phone up, it’s also just gone up for sale at Best Buy.

Razer phones that have received the update:

  • Razer Phone


Samsung is finally embracing Android Oreo. Note 8 owners are finally receiving the Oreo update after Galaxy S8 owners, after something of a false start, began receiving the updated upgrade to Oreo. The Note 8 updates began with AT&T Note 8 units specifically but have now spread to Verizon and Sprint Note 8 owners too. AT&T Galaxy S8 Active phones have also received the update.

Samsung has also released details of what S8 and S8 Plus owners should expect from the update, posting an exhaustive list of changes to the underlying software. It’s unclear whether this applies to the other phones that will eventually receive the update, but it seems fair to assume that a lot of these updates will be the same across devices.

Samsung’s Turkish website has confirmed which Samsung devices will be receiving the Oreo update, with a list that includes the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S-series from 2017. A later list from the Canadian Samsung website also includes the release dates for the updates, which we have included below. It’s worth keeping in mind that these dates are likely the Canadian release dates, so expect some leniency for your own devices if you’re not based in Canada. However, WiFi certification has been completed for the next stage of models, suggesting the rollout for the S7, S7 Edge, A5, and A3 is soon.

It’s interesting to note that this list does not include the Galaxy S6, which was previously confirmed for the update by a T-Mobile support page that confirmed that the Galaxy S6 Edge would be receiving this major update. This update also extends to the aged Note 5, according to Trusted Reviews. It’s possible these devices are still getting updates, but the lack of an official line on the matter makes up skeptical.

Samsung phones that have received the update:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (AT&T)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (rollout underway)

Samsung phones confirmed to receive the update:

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 (spring/summer 2018)
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (spring/summer 2018)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (spring/summer 2018)
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 (spring/summer 2018)
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 (late 2018)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (late 2018)
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge (late 2018)

Samsung phones rumored to receive the update:

  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5


Sony’s Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact both feature Oreo out of the box, but the company is not stopping there. Sony has confirmed it will bring the update to 10 of its previous devices, and has posted a complete list of which devices are getting the update.

The list includes flagships like the Xperia XZ Premium, midrange phones like the Xperia X Compact, and lower-end handsets like the Xperia XA1 Ultra. Even the Xperia Touch — an Android-based smart projector — will receive Oreo. Sony says timing and availability will vary by market and network operators.

Sony has stepped up its efforts as of late. The Xperia X Performance was the first of its phones to get Nougat a little over three months after release. The company has become one of Google’s most faithful partners in terms of distributing Android updates as quickly as possible. The company’s upcoming devices, the Sony XA2, XA2 Ultra, and the L2, all ship with Oreo.

There is a bit of bad news with the Oreo update for Xperia phones — the company has confirmed that the Oreo update strips the phones of any night modes that reduce blue light coming from the phone display. A real shame if you’re a fan of not being blinded at night, but thankfully there are third-party apps that replace some of that functionality.

Sony phones that have received the update:

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

Sony phones confirmed to receive the update:

  • Xperia Touch


ZTE hasn’t said which of its phones are getting Oreo, and when we reached out for comment, a spokesperson responded with the following statement:

“We evaluate whether or not a device receives the latest update on a case by case basis. We are very open to looking at bringing Android O to all our of devices, but because of device hardware capabilities and carrier requirements, this will drive how quickly we would be able to commit to whether we can, and the actual timelines of seeing this come on a device.”

ZTE did make good on its promise to keep its devices current during Nougat’s run. It brought version 7.1.1 to the Axon 7 and added support for Daydream VR at the same time. It even ran a program for ZMax Pro users to preview Nougat. It’s been reasonably timely with updates in the past, and hopefully, that will continue with Oreo’s rollout. ZTE already rolled out a beta program for Oreo on the Axon 7, and we imagine it will eventually trickle down to the and Axon 7 Mini. The new ZTE Axon M is also a likely target for an update.

ZTE phones confirmed to receive the update:

  • ZTE Axon 7

What exactly does the Oreo update bring? You can learn about all the new features in Android 8.0, and check out our review for our more.

Updated on April 17: The Razer Phone and the OnePlus 5T and 5 are receiving updates to Android 8.1 Oreo.

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