The Huawei Android 8.0 Oreo update is available now or coming soon for multiple devices, including those in the Honor line. And while Google’s latest software arrived in mid-2017, Huawei has only just started sending it out to select devices. Overall, the update is a work in progress and still listed as coming soon. Here’s what you need to know about the latest Huawei Android 8.0 Oreo updates.
While manufacturers are still busy working on the original Android 8.0 Oreo release, Google just unleashed Android 8.1 for Pixel and Nexus devices. In the early months of 2018, the Android O upgrade will arrive for devices from popular Android manufacturers like Huawei, LG, HTC, Motorola, and Samsung.
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 a new beta for the Huawei P10 and making announcements for others. Here’s what you need to know about any and all Oreo upgrades.
As expected, popular smartphones from all major manufacturers will see an update to Android 8.0 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. This means during the next few months of 2018 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. That said, expect updates to start within the first few months of 2018. 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 this week, so be on the lookout for that.
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
- 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. Here we can see the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 just started. However, the Honor 7X and Honor 8 are coming at a later date.
Tout d'abord, les mises à jour pour le passage à EMUI 8 ! 😊
— Honor France (@Honor_FR) February 6, 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 just got the Android 8.0 Oreo beta, at least in select regions. This is a good sign. It means that the company has worked hard behind the scenes, and updates are nearing completion. And as mentioned above, the Huawei Mate 9 update is available as we speak for those with a US model. Just head to settings and check for updates.
Things are subject to change, but with betas rolling out, we expect official updates for select phones before the end of February. We’ll update as we learn more.
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.
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 a lot of updates throughout February, and others in March. 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 and movement in the next few weeks, or at Mobile World Congress in late February. As we learn more and see updates rollout or betas close, we’ll share the information right here.