Honor fails to keep its promise, says Honor 8 will not receive Android 8.0 Oreo


Last month, 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.


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.

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