, Honor's CEO, George Zao said in an interview that his company plans to release Android 8.0 Oreo update for Honor 8
and Honor 8 Pro
very soon. The first of the two, Honor 8 was very well received by the press and consumers alike, which made Honor's decision to offer the update looks even smarter.
Unfortunately, it appears that the Chinese company changed its mind merely a month after the statement of its CEO. Honor India has just confirmed that due to “hardware and software limitations,” Honor 8
will not be getting Android 8.0 Oreo.
… we regret to inform you that Honor 8 is not compatible for Android Oreo update due to hardware and software limitations. We always work for our customers and we are really glad to have you as an Honor customer. Inconvenience is regretted.
Honor went on to say the smartphone will continue to receive security updates when needed, probably for a few more years. It's hard to understand how a smartphone like the Honor 8 is limited by hardware when even the Nokia 2 will receive Android 8.0 Oreo
in some form.
So, there you have it, folks, Honor 8
has been removed from the list of smartphones to get Android 8.0 Oreo. At least until the Chinese company changes its mind again.