So, you've got an Android flagship that's running a flashy Android Nougat, you're most likely looking forward for the next big software update to find its way to your device. At the moment, that'd be Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest major version of Google's OS that's a bit incremental in its feature and improvement set. As humble as it might be, it's definitely something to look out for, especially for those Android fans that like living on the technological edge.
So, when are you getting Oreo on your device. It might sound rather cruel, but the waiting for an Android update to arrive is like dancing for rain - it's basically beyond you and there's little to nothing you can do that could change the outcome.
Yet, judging by past experiences, it's somewhat easy to guesstimate and come up with believable predictions as to when the most popular smartphones of the current year will likely be threated to the Oreo treatment.
, Galaxy S8+
— Now that Sammy's beta program is over, Android Oreo should arrive by the end of the month to all eligible Galaxies. Carrier-specific version of the flagships should get it sometime in February - March 2018 due to the fact that carrier updates take significantly longer to receive the latest updates.
Galaxy Note 8
— Select Note 8 devices have already received Oreo as a soak test earlier in January 2018, so a broader release should probably be on the way in the coming weeks.
, Galaxy S7 edge
— The ex-flagships are on the backburner when it comes to software updates because they are near the end of the road of their software support. They started with Marshmallow on board, received Nougat early this year, and will most likely receive Oreo in Spring 2018.
, Galaxy S6 edge
, Galaxy S6 edge+
— Word on the street is the Galaxy S6 might receive Android Oreo in the following months, but those are rumors at best and should not be trusted 100%. Neither of these devices should expect Oreo to hit them, at least officially, because they're past their software update window.
— Users in the US are already receiving Android Oreo beta on their devices, which means that an official release for all users is just around the corner. As usual, we expect South Korean V30s to receive Oreo first, with a wider release a week or two later; this applies to all LG high-end devices.
— As long as the G6 is concerned, we heard that the phone will receive Oreo by the end of February, but only in Asia. Supposedly, a global rollout should follow closely, but don't quote us on that. LG V20
— The LG V20 has been running Android Nougat ever since it got launched over a year ago, and there's really no telling when it's getting updated to Oreo. Logic suggests that the V30 and the G6 should get it first, with the V20 being No telling when the manly phablet is getting treated to Android O, but this is probably happening sometime in late 2017/early 2018.LG G5
— Oreo will be the last major software update to officially hit the modular experiment that was the LG G5. Seeing that it received Android Nougat in mid-May 2017, its owners are probably facing yet another one-year wait before they get a taste of that crunchy Oreo.
Moto Z2 Force Edition
— Verizon and T-Mobile have already received Android Oreo, making it one of the first Android devices to do that via the official carrier channels.
Moto Z2 Play
— This device is also slated to receive Android Oreo starting this fall, though we suppose it will be on the backburner in favor of the Z2 Force Edition.
— HTC U11 devices in the EMEA region (Europe, Africa, and the Middle East) is already receiving Android Oreo, which suggests that the update should land in the US pretty soon.HTC U Ultra
— HTC also said that right after its U11 gets updated to Oreo, the HTC U Ultra
will be patiently waiting next in line. Essentially, this means that U Ultra users will likely need to wait just a bit longer than their HTC 10
— Unlocked HTC 10 devices have already received Android Oreo, which will be the last official software update for HTC's 2016 flagship.
Huawei Mate 9
— According to rumors, Oreo is slated to arrive on the Mate 9
soon, which is a pleasant surprise given that Huawei is not known for fast updates.
— Huawei has already kicked off an Android Oreo beta program for the Huawei P10, which means that an official release should be coming in a month or so.
— The Huawei P9
received Nougat in March 2017, which is not good news for the Oreo update: if anything, it tells us not to wait for Oreo to land anytime soon. It will likely arrive in Spring 2018 as well, though there's no explicit confirmation that it will receive Oreo at all although it will be well withing the two-year software update window.