Huawei Lists Devices That Will Get the Android 8.0 Update; Honor 8 Likely to Miss Out

BY Chethan Rao

Published 24 Jan 2018

Android 8.0 Oreo

It’s been quite a while since Android 8.0 Oreo was officially announced. However, some manufacturers are only just getting ready with the updates for their respective smartphones. Huawei is one of them, with the company now detailing the devices that will officially receive the EMUI 8.0 update which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Here is the list of Huawei smartphones that will officially get the update:

  • Honor 7X
  • Honor 8*
  • Honor V8
  • Honor Note 8
  • Honor 8 Lite
  • Honor 9
  • Honor 9 Lite
  • Honor V9
  • Honor V10 (Honor View 10)

While the Honor 8 is on the list, Huawei subsequently clarified that the phone might not get the EMUI 8.0/Oreo update, but might only see some of its features ported onto the device. This basically means that the company will send some of the Oreo and EMUI 8.0 features to the device without the full update.

This is mildly disappointing as the smartphone is under two years old in the industry. However, it is speculated that the Chinese variants of the phone will see the Oreo/EMUI update and that the aforementioned policy will only apply to the U.S. variants.

In a statement provided to Android Police, Huawei said – “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.”

Huawei is yet to mention when the updates will be rolled out to these smartphones. So it could potentially take months for all the devices on the list, barring the Honor 8, to get the EMUI 8.0 update.

Do you own a Huawei Honor device? What do you make of this news?

[Via Android Authority]