Today in Android Oreo: Galaxy S7, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy Tab S3 and Others to Receive Oreo Update
Now that the Oreo open beta is effectively over for the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8, Samsung is shifting its focus to deliver the Oreo experience to older devices. It doesn’t change the fact that the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 will get the update first, but people who own older devices can be assured that they’ll still receive it. The devices that are confirmed to receive it are the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, A5 (2017) and the Galaxy Tab S3. However, we don’t know when the devices will get their updates, but as soon as we get to know anything more, we’ll keep you posted. It looks like the update is ready for at least the Galaxy S7 Edge, as a user from Vietnam received one at random today.
HTC 10 Oreo update back on schedule
HTC has been quick with their Oreo rollout for their flagships, with the U11 running the OS since December last year. The slightly older HTC 10 wasn’t as fortunate, as an update was released for it, but promptly rolled back. Some users still managed to sideload the update via USB, but it was only a handful of people.Now, it looks like the update is back on track and is available OTA or via RUU. If you don’t want to wait for the OTA update, you can head over to HTC’s website and sideload it to your device. Detailed instructions on how to do it can be found here.
OnePlus 5T official Oreo ROM posted on website
As promised, the OnePlus 5T received its Oreo update shortly after its open beta ended. The update cycle was incremental, and only a few devices were expected to receive it OTA. Unofficial versions of the OS could be found on several forums such as XDA developers, but now, OnePlus has posted the official version (Oxygen OS 5.0.3) on their website, with detailed instructions on how to install it on your device.
Honor 7X and Honor 8 will get EMUI 8 in mid-2018
The Honor 7X is arguably one of the best mid-range phone released in 2017, as it strikes a perfect balance between price and performance. It’s slightly older counterpart the Honor 8 also packs a punch but is priced higher than the Honor 7X. Huawei France just confirmed that both devices are confirmed to receive their Oreo update in mid-2018. It’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride for both devices’ Oreo update, with the CEO of Honor promising that both devices would get Oreo. A month later, Honor India Tweeted that they wouldn’t receive it owing to ‘hardware limitations’. Shortly after that, Huawei’s official website stated that both devices would get Oreo after all. All flip-flops aside, we’re glad that both devices are getting a taste of Oreo in the form of EMUI 8, Huawei’s in-house Android fork.