Will Your Smartphone Get an Android Update?

Will Your Smartphone Get an Android Update?

All you people out there who are using Android phones, there is a news for them, recently on 21st August, Google revealed its next OS- Android 8 which shares its name with the world’s most enjoyable biscuit Oreo. But the question is would you get an Oreo update? Well, Google has said Oreo is going up there in the Android Open Source Project (ASOP) but still you don’t know when it is coming to your phone. The process of making the OS update-ready is time-consuming and that is the reason a very few devices get an OS update. This could be corroborated by the fact that around 12 out of 100 Android phones are still running on Nougat 7.0 OS and a little more than 1 out of 100 is running on Nougat 7.1. It would be astonishing to know that Lollipop and Marshmallow still dominate the Android smartphone market. Although, there would be a few devices which would get an Oreo update and they are:

Pixel and Nexus

Pixel and Nexus

Google surely is giving an update option on a series of phones made by it. Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C would get an Oreo update. Over the air, updates would also come soon for these devices. The users who join the Android O Public Beta program they would get the final build any day like Pixel and Pixel XL users have got. The update is a 38-MB heavy patch that goes on for an hour.



An anticipation is made in case of Samsung that its Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition and Galaxy Tab S3 would get the Oreo update. It is also expected that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will have Android 8 as the OS.



Just like Samsung, Motorola has also not confirmed anything on the Oreo update except for the Moto Z2 Play which is going to get the update.


Sony Experia

Xperia XZ  Premium, Xperia Xzs, Xperia Xz, Xperia X Compact, Xperia X Performance, Xperia XA 1 and Xperia XA 1 Ultra are expected to get an Oreo update.


Lenovo Mobile

There are 2 different things happening with Lenovo. The K8 Note is expected to get an Oreo update. Lenovo asserts that moving to a common platform will help in providing better support. On the other hand, Lenovo has announced that the Phab series will not get a Nougat update.



Nokia Mobiles

Nokia has announced that Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will be updated to Oreo, also recently launched Nokia 8 would be getting the update.


HTC Mobile

HTC is another company to confirm the Oreo update to its HTC U11. Apart from the confirmation, there are anticipations also, with the recently launched HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play getting the update.


One plus mobile

OnePlus 5 will be the first phone of the company to get the Oreo update in a time period of 2 months. OnePlus also confirmed that OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will be subsequently getting Android 8 updates.


Asus ZenFone

The ZenFone 4 series with ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Max and ZenFone 3 Laser are lined up to get the Android 8 update.


LG Mobile

The recently launched LG smartphones LG G6 and LG Q6 have been confirmed for the update and 2 other models LG G5 and LG V20 are anticipated to get updates.


About Vinita

Vinita Pariyani is an expert author for the iNewTechnology who has been writing about Smartphone, newest of the tech gadgets, apps and every update that pops up. She is a tech-savvy person who stays on top of cutting-edge technology/ gadgets.