Android 8.0 Oreo coming to Honor 8 after all

Android 8.0 Oreo coming to Honor 8 after all
There's been quite a lot of talk about whether or not the Honor 8 will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. Despite the fact that it didn't initially include the smartphone on the list of soon to be upgraded devices, Honor said the 8 will eventually receive some kind of major Android OS update, but didn't offer too many details about it.

The good news is Honor is actively working on Android 8.0 Oreo for the Honor 8 and is likely to release it very soon. In fact, a build is already available for download if you know where to look, but it's just for the Chinese version of the Honor 8.

Apparently, the update weighs in at 1.3GB and can be found using Honor's Firmware Finder tool. If it doesn't show up, it means it's not available yet in your region, so you'll have to wait for Honor to release it.

Honor has attached a very long changelog to the Android 8.0 Oreo build, which confirms the smartphone will be getting loads of new features and improvements such as EMUI 8.0, faster AI-based optimizations, new floating Navigation dock, exclusive preloaded themes, and much more.

It's unclear when exactly Honor will start pushing out Android 8.0 Oreo for Honor 8, but seeing that some builds are already available for download, it shouldn't take the company too long now.



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  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)

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4 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1116; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Glad to see Honor updating the Honor 8 to Oreo.

4. epdm2be

Posts: 815; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Especially since this is IMHO the best Honor to date. It has everything you'd want including IR-blaster, expandable storage, audio jack, normal 16/9 screen with fantastic image quality, NFC, fast back-fingerprintscanner (with hidden and very convenient button), no camera bump yet a very nice camera indeed coupled with fantastic looks. It's a shame that all subsequent models have lost too much usefulness and features compared to this model.

2. MartyLK

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 08, 2016

I'll believe it when it happens.

3. lallolu

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Hope Huawei is not like LG that works up to an extent on updating a device but then abandon the process along the line. For example, there is a leaked version of Nougat for G4 and there is a leaked Lollipop for LG V500 8.3 Tablet. But LG actually never released the official versions. O the other hand, Huawei seems to be ok with updates so far.

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