Last month, George Zhao the CEO of Honor made headlines by announcing that the company will be releasing Android 8.0 Oreo for its versions of Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro. But, a user of the Honor 8 questioned the company regarding the arrival of Android 8.0 Oreo only to be told that the company won’t be releasing its Oreo Update.
As per Honor India, due to “hardware and software limitations, Honor 8 will be unable to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update.”
The company has not yet given an official statement so while it remains in the world of possibility as this could be some misinformation from a social media manager and not be technically true. However, there is yet to be an official stance from the company regarding this update on whether or not we can expect it to come.
Back in December of 2017 Android 8.0 Oreo and EMUI 8.0 was made available for the Huawei versions Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, and the Oreo EMUI 8.O update was also enabled to the Honor versions 9 and Honor V9 Pro.
The update is slated to be available for the Honor 8 Pro, Lite and 7x. However, Zhao also stated last month that “some other Honor smartphones” will be worked on to support Android Oreo but no other model names were given in the statement. Reports have also claimed that the firm will launch its Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 6.0 in October of this year and that over a dozen different handsets will get to test it.
If floating news by unverified social representatives are to be believed, some of the Huawei devices that are expected to get the Android 8.0 Oreo update are: Honor 8, P10 Plus, P10, P9, P9 Plus, P9 Lite, Honor Magic, Mate 8, Honor 8 Pro, Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro max, Honor 6P, Honor V8, and so on. But without any official confirmation, one cannot be sure of the validity of the information. For all the Honor enthusiasts out there, what’s to be done at best is to wait and watch.