Today in Android: Moto X4 Gets Non-Android One Oreo Update and More

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The Moto X4 may easily be one of Motorola's best mid-range offering at the moment. A mix of powerful hardware and no bloatware make the X4 viable for any Stock Android enthusiast looking for a reasonably priced device. One variant of the Moto X4 that ran Android One received it's Oreo update sometime in December.

Yesterday, a senior member of Motorola's forums announced that Oreo has begun to roll out to the non-Android One Moto X4 devices. Not much more is known about the update aside from the facts that it's been released and that it may take some time for your device to get it. We're also not sure on which version of Oreo this will be, but it's very likely going to be 8.0, considering that the Android One version got the same.

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Several Honor devices confirmed to get Oreo update

Huawei Honor 8 official image gallery

Huawei's been aggressively pushing Oreo updates on their flagship devices such as the P10 and P10 Pro. But it's budget subsidiary, Honor hasn't been as fortunate. An earlier Tweet by Honor India stated that the Honor 8 won't be receiving an update altogether, citing 'hardware and software incompatibilities.' However, Honor seems to have figured out a workaround for it, which involves porting all features of EMUI 8 (Huawei's Android Oreo-enabled fork) to the Honor 8. Technically, the Honor 8 will still run Nougat but will have the more or less the same features that a Honor device running Oreo would have had. Props to Honor for this one. On a more optimistic note, here's the list of Honor devices that will receive an Oreo update in the near future :

  • Honor 7X
  • Honor 8
  • Honor 8 Youth Edition
  • Honor 9
  • Honor 9 Youth Edition
  • Honor Note 8
  • Honor V8
  • Honor V9
  • Honor V10

No word is out about any timings yet, so the best we can do for now is wait.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Gets January 2017 security patch

Staying true to their commitment to releasing patches for all their devices, regardless of cost, Samsung announced the January security patch for the Samsung Galaxy A3. The firmware version for the Galaxy A3 (2017) bearing model number SM-A320FL is A320FLXXS2BRAA. It has been rolled out in several markets across Europe. Other regions are also expected to receive the update shortly. The patch comes with fixes for a handful of critical vulnerabilities in the Android operating system as well as fixes for several vulnerabilities that were discovered in Samsung’s software.

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