Google launched Android 8.0 Oreo a few months ago. Several phone makers have now upgraded existing phones on older Android versions to the latest 8.0 Oreo version.
Here’s a review of how far the leading phone makers have come in their upgrading efforts.
The recently launched OnePlus 5T phone already runs 8.0 Oreo. OnePlus is typically quite fast when it comes to supporting new Android versions, and both OnePlus 5, 3T and 3 have already been upgraded. Hence, OnePlus Two won’t receive the upgrade.
Samsung Galaxy S8 runs the third beta version of 8.0 Oreo. There have been several issues with the upgrade and Samsung, therefore, treads carefully. It’s possible to become a beta tester if you’re interested in trialing the new OS.
Samsung has already published a long list of models that will receive the latest Android version in a few months time. This list surprisingly also contain “older” models like Galaxy S6.
Owners of modern Samsung Tab tablets like Tab S3, S2, Active 2 and A will soon be able to access the latest features that Android offers.
The recently released Note 8 is an obvious candidate for an upgrade and the popular phone will shortly run the latest version. It’s rather unexpected that Note 5 will also receive an update.
All Nokia phones will apparently be upgraded. The flagship Nokia 8 phone has already been upgraded.
The Korean electronics giant needs to update LG V30 and LG V30 Plus that runs Android 7.0 Nougat even though they were released in October. An upgrade of V30 is already available in LG’s home market in Korea, but it’s uncertain when NZ users will receive it.