The Huawei Android 8.0 Oreo update is available now or coming soon for multiple devices, including those in the Honor line, as progress continues. Google’s latest software arrived in mid-2017, but many Huawei devices are only just now getting it. Here’s what you need to know about any and all Huawei Android 8.0 Oreo updates.
While Google recently released Android 8.1 Oreo too, manufacturers like Huawei are still finishing the original Android Oreo update. Huawei still has multiple devices that need the latest software before they can move on to what’s next.
Huawei’s latest devices like the Mate 10 Pro already have Oreo, but other older devices don’t, at least not yet. And while the company hasn’t confirmed a list of devices yet, they are working hard on Huawei and Honor Oreo updates. Including new updates for the Huawei P10 Plus, a beta for the Honor 7X, and making announcements for others.
As expected, popular smartphones from all major manufacturers will see an update to Android 8.0 or 8.1 soon. Of course, if they didn’t launch with the new software out of the box. We’ve seen a lot of movement from Huawei, Sony, LG, and even Samsung. Multiple companies have beta tests well under way, or near completion. And others already updated every phone they offer, like OnePlus. This means throughout March and April tons of devices will get the new software.
That said, you’re here to learn about Huawei Android 8.0 Oreo software updates. We have a large list of devices we believe will get it, and some that won’t. We’ll continuously update this list as more information becomes available, or Huawei sends out more updates and betas.
Huawei Android 8.0 Oreo Updates
As we’ve seen in prior years, Huawei is pretty quick to software updates. And while many were hoping for a December arrival, that didn’t happen. Now, we’re into March and only a few have arrived. Why the delay? Well, that’s because Huawei has a heavily customized and user-friendly EMUI skin over stock Android. This adds a lot of extra features or controls, but at the expense of slower software updates.
Before we get into what’s new with Android 8.0 Oreo or EMUI 8, here’s a list of devices we believe will see an upgrade to Oreo within the first half of 2018. As more updates arrive, this list may expand and grow. Keep in mind that there are several versions of some of these phones, so we won’t list them all.
- Huawei P10
- Huawei Mate 10 Lite
- Huawei Mate 9
- Huawei P9 models
- Huawei Honor P8 Lite
- Huawei GR3, NOVA 2
- and more
Again, this list is in no particular order and some might be missing. Additionally, devices like the new Huawei Mate 10 already have Oreo. As announcements get made by Huawei, we’ll confirm the details here. Furthermore, we’re seeing Oreo arrive for the U.S. unlocked Huawei Mate 9, so be on the lookout for that.
Additionally, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are up next and getting Android Oreo in mid-March. We’re seeing the update for both models in multiple regions around the globe. Huawei confirmed the details on Facebook, and if you didn’t get it yet it should arrive soon.
In closing, we also want to list a few that won’t get an update to Oreo. Again, we’re not 100% sure on the entire list, but a lot of phones won’t get Oreo updates. Like the Honor 5, Huawei Y3, Honor 7, Mate 8 (maybe), and Huawei Y3, Y5, Y6, and Y7, to name a few. Most of these phones aren’t available in the US either, so keep that in mind.
Honor Android 8.0 Oreo Updates
Honor is the sub-brand of Huawei or a sister brand that delivers excellent phones at a slightly more affordable price point. Honor phones are quite popular in the United States, so we’ve added them to the list. Additionally, Honor recently confirmed these nine devices will get Android 8.0 Oreo and EMUI 8.0 updates.
- Honor 7X (try the beta)
- Honor 8
- Honor V8
- Honor Note 8
- Honor 8 Lite
- Honor 9
- Honor 9 Lite
- Honor V9
- Honor V10
Furthermore, Honor unveiled that some of these updates just started while the others will arrive in Q2, but that’s the only information they’re sharing so far and Q2 is almost over. In April the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 started seeing updates too. However, the Honor 7X and Honor 8 are coming at a later date.
Huawei confirmed that multiple updates would begin during Q2, and we’re starting to see signs of that already. You can sign up from the links below, or wait for the official update sometime in April or May depending on your device.
— Honor USA (@Honor_USA) March 2, 2018
Huawei Android 8.0 Oreo Update Release Dates & Details
So when will your Huawei or Honor phone get an update to Android 8.0 Oreo? Well, that’s a hard question to answer. Android manufacturers are slow to make announcements, keep details close to their vest, and rarely share exact dates. That’s because they change and evolve as new bugs get found or fixed.
While we’ve seen announcements from Sony, Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and others, Huawei is staying mum on details. The only actual information we have is from Huawei’s sister brand, Honor, as we shared above.
That said, the international Huawei P10 and P10 Plus recently finished its Android 8.0 Oreo beta, at least in select regions. And the update is rolling out on Rogers in Canada as April continues. The Huawei Mate 9 in the US has the latest software, and we’re even seeing the Huawei Mate 10 Lite get Android 8.0 Oreo too.
Things are subject to change and we’ll continuously update this post as we learn more. Just know that a bunch of betas recently ended, and official software updates will continue to arrive throughout April and May.
What’s New in Android 8.0 Oreo
There are lots of new Android O features that you can use to do more with your phone and tablet. Huawei smartphone owners will enjoy faster speeds, longer battery life, picture-in-picture mode, smart text selection, improved notifications, and autofill framework for your trickiest of passwords. In addition to everything else in Oreo. Then, Huawei specifically added its floating navigation dock, AI customizations, and camera tweaks.
The bundled notifications are easier to manage, and picture-in-picture mode is a welcomed new feature as well. Here’s a bigger list of the many new features of Android 8.0 Oreo.
Here is a detailed list explaining some of the many new features. Basically, expect a faster experience with dynamic icons, smarter notifications and all kinds of small tweaks. Additionally, expect software improvements, bug fixes specific to each Huawei device, and other changes along with the upgrade to Oreo. A lot of the changes are behind the scenes but will make a big impact on our smartphones and tablets. Then, EMUI will address problems and add several features from Huawei themselves. Features specific to your phone, or for something it has to offer.
We’re excited to see how Huawei integrates some of the best Oreo features into its devices or changes them to fit their needs.
Final Thoughts & What’s Next
In closing, just know that the update to Android 8.0 Oreo for a slew of Huawei smartphones and tablets is coming soon. Expect more updates throughout April and a few more in May. Most likely all the flagship phones and popular budget devices will get it first, then some of Huawei’s lower-end devices will follow later. We could see a few for tablets, and eventually other devices later in 2018. Additionally, an update to Android 8.1 will likely follow sometime this summer.
While Huawei and Honor are two different groups, they’re both working hard to deliver the best features and latest software to your device. Again, we’re expecting a lot of announcements in the near future, then more in May as Google shares more information and releases another version of Android P. Keep in mind that Android P won’t arrive until the end of the year, and Oreo is still the main focus for Huawei and Honor.