Android 8.0 Oreo update tracker: May 3, 2019

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Welcome to our Android 8.0 Oreo update tracker. Following its public release in August 2017, Oreo is steadily finding its way to more and more Android smartphones.

You’re probably wondering “When will my phone get Oreo?” This tracker will help with that question. We’re collecting all the information we can find on the rollout of Android 8, including past OTAs and upcoming releases.

Without further ado, here’s what we know so far about the Android 8.0 Oreo update.

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Before we start

As with older versions, the update to Android 8.0 Oreo has been released by Google, but many factors influence its actual availability. First and foremost, your manufacturer and carrier (in case you own a carrier version) control when your phone will get Oreo. Other factors are your specific model, your location in the world, and whether you bought the device unlocked or through a carrier.

Just because your specific phone or tablet is not on the list, it doesn’t mean it won’t get the Oreo update. The opposite is also true. We make efforts to collect accurate information for all manufacturers, but mistakes happen – if you spot one, let us know.


Key Android 8 Oreo update features

We have a complete overview of all the new features in our Android 8.0 Oreo review. Check it out to see what’s new in Oreo, including design changes, under-the-hood tweaks, and new features. Below we have our video overview of Oreo and a quick list of key features you should know.

  • Redesigned settings menu
  • Persistent notifications
  • Adaptive icons
  • Snooze notifications
  • Notification channels
  • Notification dots
  • Wi-Fi Assistant
  • Picture-in-picture mode
  • Background execution limits
  • Vitals
  • Autofill API
  • Project Treble
  • High performance Bluetooth audio
  • Android Instant Apps


Google Oreo update

Google began rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to its Nexus and Pixel devices on August 21, 2017. Factory images and OTA links are available on the Android Developers website and if you need any help flashing the image, follow our straightforward guide to installing Android Oreo manually.

On December 5, Google started rolling the Android 8.1 Oreo update, bringing a handful of optimizations.

The following devices are officially receiving Android 8.1 updates. Click on the links to get the latest factory image.

The following devices have received updates to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but will not receive updates to Android 8.0:


Samsung Oreo update

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

  • November 2, 2017 – International: Samsung kicks off the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
  • November 10, 2017 – International: Samsung is rolling out the second Oreo beta firmware starting in the UK.
  • November 15, 2017 – United States: Second beta pulled in US due to major network bug.
  • November 23, 2017 – International: Samsung is rolling out the third Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
  • December 14, 2017 – International: Samsung rolls out fourth Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
  • January 19, 2018 – International: PSA: Smart Switch wiping data on Galaxy S8, S8 Plus for Oreo beta users.
  • January 25, 2018 – US: Samsung has revealed that the Android 8.0 Oreo beta testing program for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will end on Friday, Jan. 26 in the US.
  • February 2, 2018 – T-Mobile US: T-Mobile is now testing Android Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus—the last step before the update’s full deployment.
  • March 1, 2018 – International: Here’s the changelog for the Galaxy S8 Oreo update
  • March 12, 2018 – Canada Unlocked: Samsung Canada revealed it would start rolling out the Oreo update from March 19, 2018.
  • March 16, 2018 – UK: The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in the U.K. are now receiving their Android 8.0 Oreo updates.
  • March 16, 2018 – Verizon US: Verizon is rolling out Oreo to its Galaxy S8 devices.
  • March 19, 2018 – Sprint, T-Mobile US: Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus devices on Sprint and T-Mobile are now receiving their Android 8.0 Oreo updates.
  • March 20, 2018 – Canada: Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users in Canada are also now receiving the Oreo update on Bell, Fido, Freedom Mobile, Rogers, Telus, Videotron, and Virgin Mobile.
  • March 20, 2018 – AT&T US: AT&T is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Galaxy S8.
  • March 21, 2018 – AT&T US: According to one Android Authority reader, AT&T is now rolling out Android Oreo to the Galaxy S8 Plus.
  • April 4, 2018 – Unlocked US: Android Oreo is rolling out to unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus devices in the US.
  • April 13, 2018 – China: The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus got bumped up to Android 8.0 Oreo in China.
  • May 15, 2018 – U.S. Cellular: The carrier starts rolling out the Oreo update to the Galaxy S8 duo.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

  • March 29, 2018 – T-Mobile US: T-Mobile users can update to Oreo by checking for updates in Android settings, or by downloading directly from Samsung using instructions provided here.
  • April 2, 2018 – AT&T and T-Mobile US: Android 8.0 Oreo started rolling out to AT&T and T-Mobile units of the Galaxy S8 Active.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

  • March 12, 2018 – Canada unlocked: Samsung Canada revealed it would start rolling out the Oreo update from March 18, 2018.
  • March 16, 2018 – France unlocked: Users in the European country began reporting signs of the Oreo update earlier today.
  • March 27, 2018 – AT&T US: Users are reporting in droves that the OTA Oreo update has appeared on their devices.
  • March 30, 2018 – Sprint and Verizon US: Oreo is now available for Sprint and Verizon users in the US.
  • April 1, 2018 – T-Mobile US: T-Mobile became the last major US carrier to roll out Oreo to its Note 8 subscribers.
  • April 3, 2018 – T-Mobile US: Spotted by Android Police, it looks like T-Mobile halted the Oreo update for its Galaxy Note 8 subscribers and has not yet restarted its OTA rollout.
  • April 3, 2018 – Unlocked US: According to multiple user reports on Reddit, Android Oreo is rolling out to unlocked Galaxy Note 8 units in the U.S.
  • April 13, 2018 – Unlocked UK: Samsung is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to unlocked Galaxy Note 8 units in the U.K.
  • May 13, 2018 – T-Mobile US: The carrier apparently fixed the issues that caused it to halt the first update and started rolling out Android Oreo to Note 8 devices again.

Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition

  • April 27, 2018 – South Korean Variants: SamMobile reported that Android 8.0 Oreo is pushing now to South Korean carrier handsets. Global variants likely to follow.

Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

  • March 12, 2018 – Canada unlocked: According to Samsung Canada, Oreo will start hitting the S7 from “this summer.”
  • April 23, 2018 – Turkey: According to Guncelmiyiz, which is a website run by Samsung Turkey, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will get the Oreo update on May 18.
  • May 1, 2018 – UK: Samsung is rolling out the Android Oreo update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the UK. The update is hitting unlocked and carrier-branded handsets (specifically, Vodafone UK).
  • May 16, 2018 – Global: Samsung halted the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Oreo update in a few markets where it was released so far. The company announced that the update was causing bootloops in “a limited number of cases,” so it “temporarily stopped the rollout of the update.” Samsung gave no indication as to when the update might start again.
  • May 18, 2018 – Global: Samsung has restarted its Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, which was pulled on May 16.
  • May 25, 2018 – Korea: Samsung has pushed the 8.0 Oreo update to users in its homeland of South Korea.
  • May 31, 2018 – Europe: Samsung has reportedly pushed Oreo to S7/S7 Edge owners in Nordic countries as well as Germany, Belgium, and Spain.
  • June 6, 2018 – Verizon US: Android 8.0 Oreo is on its way to S7/S7 Edge owners on Verizon, along with the April 2018 security update.
  • June 7, 2018 – Verizon US: Verizon pulled the Oreo update for some reason and covered it up as if it never happened. There’s no word if the carrier will reverse course and ship Oreo to the Galaxy S7 devices in the future or if the update is doomed.
  • June 8, 2018 – India: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge units in India start getting Android 8.0 Oreo.
  • June 8, 2018 – AT&T US: A Redditor posted screenshots of their Samsung Galaxy S7 receiving an Oreo OTA.
  • June 9, 2018 – AT&T US: The carrier starts rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
  • June 11, 2018 – Rogers/Fido Canada: Rogers and Fido have released the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 duo.
  • June 12, 2018 – Verizon US: It’s finally happening — Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners have started receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update.
  • June 19, 2018 – Sprint US: According to a Redditor and users on Sprint’s community forum, the carrier is rolling out the Oreo update to the Galaxy S7 devices.
  • June 28, 2018 – International dual-SIM: Samsung rolls out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy S7 Duos (SM-G930O).
  • June 29, 2018 – T-Mobile US: Android 8.0 Oreo start rolling out to T-Mobile variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
  • July 21, 2018 – U.S. Cellular: The carrier has started rolling out Android Oreo to the Galaxy S7 duo.
  • July 24, 2018 – Unlocked US: Samsung is rolling out the Oreo update to the unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices in the U.S.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

  • June 19, 2018 – AT&T US: AT&T is rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy S7 Active. The 1.5GB update, which comes in at build number R16NW.G891AUCU3CRE7, also brings the April 1, 2018 Android security patch.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

  • April 18, 2018 – Russia: Android 8.0 Oreo is rolling out to the Galaxy A5 (2017) in Russia. More countries are expected to follow soon.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

  • April 24, 2018 – Russia: Samsung is rolling out the Oreo update to the Galaxy A3 (2017) in Russia.
  • May 17, 2018 – DACH region: Samsung has released the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy A3 (2017) devices in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). According to SamMobile, the update isn’t being rolled out over-the-air, which means you have to install it manually.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

  • April 25, 2018 – Vietnam: The Android 8.0 Oreo update along with Samsung Experience 9.0 is rolling out to the Galaxy A7 (2017), but only in Vietnam. More countries are expected to follow soon.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

  • May 15, 2018 – UK: Samsung is rolling out the Oreo update to the Galaxy Tab S3 devices in the UK.
  • May 31, 2018 – US: Android 8.0 Oreo update rolling out to Tab S3 devices in the US with Samsung Experience 9.0. The update includes new home screen, an updated SmartThings app, and more.
  • June 2, 2018 – Verizon: The Verizon variant of the Galaxy Tab S3 is getting the Oreo update.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)

  • June 7, 2018 – International: The Galaxy A8 (2016) has been listed on Wi-Fi Alliance’s website with Android 8.0 Oreo on board. This means there’s a chance Samsung will roll out Oreo to the device in the near future, although there’s no word on when that may happen.
  • September 19, 2018 – UAE: According to Get Droid Tips, Samsung is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Galaxy A8 (2016) devices in the United Arab Emirates.

Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro

  • July 5, 2018 – China: Samsung released the beta Oreo update in China for the Galaxy C5 Pro. The stable version should start rolling out shortly after the beta test ends, but there’s no word on exactly when that may happen.
  • August 28, 2018 – China: According to The Android Soul, Samsung is rolling out the Oreo update in China to the Galaxy C5 Pro (model SM-C5018).

Samsung Galaxy A8/A8 Plus (2018)

  • July 6, 2018 – Russia: Samsung is rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy A8 series (2018) in Russia. The update should make its way to other countries soon.
  • July 15, 2018: According to SamMobile, the Oreo update for the Galaxy A8 is now also available in the Netherlands, Poland, the UAE, and Switzerland. The Galaxy A8 Plus, on the other hand, got updated in India and the UAE.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Neo

  • August 7, 2018 – International: According to Samsung’s recently revealed Android Oreo update roadmap, the Galaxy J7 Neo will get the update sometime in December.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017)

  • August 7, 2018 – International: According to Samsung’s Android Oreo update roadmap that was recently revealed, the Galaxy Tab A (2017) tablet will get the update in January next year.
  • October 2, 2018 – Russia and Vietnam: According to GetDroidTips, Samsung is rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) in Russia and Vietnam. The update is expected to make its way to other markets soon.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)

  • August 7, 2018 – International: Samsung has revealed that the Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) will get the Oreo update in January 2019.
  • October 15, 2018 – Vietnam: According to Get Droid Tips, Samsung is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Galaxy A9 Pro — around three months ahead of schedule. It’s only available in Vietnam for now but should make its way to other markets in the near future.

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro

  • August 7, 2018 – International: The Galaxy C7 Pro is scheduled to receive Android Oreo in January 2019, according to Samsung’s recently revealed Oreo update roadmap.
  • November 7, 2018 – India: According to SamMobile, Samsung is rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo along with the November security patch to the Galaxy C7 Pro (SM-C701F) in India.

Samsung Galaxy C7

  • August 28, 2018 – China: According to The Android Soul, Samsung has released the Oreo update in China for the Galaxy C7 (model SM-C7000).

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

  • August 2, 2018 – China unlocked: Samsung starts rolling out the Oreo update to the unlocked variants of the Galaxy C9 Pro, but only in China.
  • August 7, 2018 – International: According to Samsung, the Galaxy C9 Pro will get the Oreo update sometime in January next year.
  • August 14, 2018 – China Mobile: According to SamMobile, the China Mobile variants of the Galaxy C9 Pro are getting the Oreo update.

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)

  • August 7, 2018 – International: Based on Samsung’s Android Oreo update roadmap, the Galaxy J2 (2018) will get the update in January 2019.

Samsung Galaxy On5 (2016)

  • August 7, 2018 – International: According to Samsung’s recently revealed Android Oreo update roadmap, the Galaxy On5 (2016) will get the update sometime in January next year.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)

  • July 4, 2018 – Turkey: According to the software updates page on Samsung’s Turkish portal, the Android Oreo update will start rolling out to the Galaxy J7 (2017) on September 28 in Turkey. There’s a chance these updates might arrive in other regions a little earlier, though.
  • August 7, 2018 – International: The Galaxy J7 (2017) is scheduled to receive Android Oreo in January 2018, according to Samsung’s recently revealed Oreo update roadmap.
  • August 28, 2018 – AT&T US: According to one of our readers, AT&T has rolled out Android 8.1 Oreo to the Galaxy J7 (2017) devices.

Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016)

  • August 7, 2018 – International: According to Samsung’s Android Oreo update roadmap that was recently revealed, the Galaxy On7 (2016) will get the update in January next year.

Samsung Galaxy On7 (2018)

  • August 7, 2018 – International: Samsung has revealed that the Galaxy On7 (2018) will get the Oreo update in January 2019.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max

  • August 7, 2018 – International: According to Samsung, the Galaxy J7 Max will get the Oreo update sometime in February next year.
  • January 14, 2019 – International: According to The Android Soul, Samsung has started rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Galaxy J7 Max. It’s a staged rollout as usual, meaning it can take up to a few weeks for the update to reach all devices.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

  • August 7, 2018 – International: Based on Samsung’s Android Oreo update roadmap, the Galaxy J7 (2016) will get the update in March 2019.
  • October 22, 2018 – Vietnam and Russia: Looks like Samsung is speeding things up. According to Get Droid Tips, the tech giant has released the Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Galaxy J7 (2016). However, the update is only available in Russia and Vietnam for now.
  • November 18, 2018 – Europe: Samsung is apparently rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo to the Galaxy J7 (2016) in more markets. According to SamMobile, the update is now available in “some European countries.” Unfortunately, the publication does not mention which ones.
  • November 23, 2018 – Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, and UAE: After being released in Europe less than a week ago, the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy J7 (2016) is now making its way to even more countries. According to The Android Soul, it’s being rolled out in Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Arab Emirates.

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)

  • July 4, 2018 – Turkey: According to the software updates page on Samsung’s Turkish portal, the Android Oreo update will start rolling out to the Galaxy J5 (2017) on September 28 in Turkey. There’s a chance these updates might arrive in other regions a little earlier, though.
  • August 24, 2018 – Poland: According to SamMobile, Samsung is rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo to the Galaxy J5 (2017) in Poland. We expect the update to be released in other countries soon.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime

  • September 9, 2018 – UAE: According to The Android Soul, Samsung is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Galaxy J5 Prime devices in the United Arab Emirates. The update should make its way to other countries soon.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Core/J7 Nxt

  • September 4, 2018 – Asia: According to Get Droid Tips, Samsung started rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Galaxy J7 Core, which is known as the Galaxy J7 Nxt in some markets. The update has been released in the Philippines, Cambodia, and Thailand and is expected to make its way to other regions soon.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4

  • September 11, 2018 – Asia: According to SamMobile, Samsung is rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Xcover 4 in Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017)

  • September 17, 2018 – Unlocked US: Multiple U.S. carrier variants of the Galaxy J3 (2017) with Android 8.0 Oreo on board have been certified by Wi-Fi Alliance. This means the Oreo update for the device should be released in the U.S. soon — within a month or so.
  • October 12, 2018 – Verizon: The carrier is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the J3 Eclipse and J3 Mission smartphones, which are rebranded variants of the Galaxy J3 (2017).

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro

  • September 22, 2018 – South America: According to Get Droid Tips, Samsung is rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Galaxy J5 Pro in Bolivia, Peru, and Panama.

Samsung Galaxy J7 V (2016)

  • September 28, 2018 – US: According to one of our readers, the Samsung Galaxy J7 V (2016) has received the Android Oreo update.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime/On7 Prime

  • October 1, 2018 – India: According to The Android Soul, Samsung is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Galaxy J7 Prime devices in India.
  • October 21, 2018 – UAE: According to Get Droid Tips, Samsung is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to Galaxy On7 Prime devices in the United Arab Emirates.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Active

  • October 25, 2018 – Italy: According to SamMobile, Samsung is rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Galaxy Tab 2 Active. The update is only available in Italy for now but should make its way to other markets soon.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

  • October 26, 2018 – India: According to SamMobile, the Galaxy J7 Pro has received the Android 8.1 Oreo update in India.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016)

  • November 1, 2018 – UAE and South Korea: According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) has received the Android 8.1 Oreo update in South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. The update is expected to make its way to other markets soon.
  • December 10, 2018 – US: According to Reddit users, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now receiving the Android Oreo update in the U.S.

Samsung Galaxy On Max

  • January 24, 2019 – India: According to SamMobile, Samsung is rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Galaxy On Max in India.

Samsung Galaxy C5

  • February 2, 2019 – Hong Kong: According to Get Droid Tips, Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to Galaxy C5 devices in Hong Kong.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Plus


LG Oreo update

LG V30

  • November 28, 2017 – South Korea: The Oreo beta is officially rolling out to registered V30 and V30 Plus users in South Korea.
  • December 26, 2017 – South Korea: LG V30 gets Android Oreo update in South Korea.
  • March 12, 2018 – Verizon US: LG V30 users on Verizon report receiving Android Oreo update.
  • March 21, 2018 – Sprint US: Sprint has now joined Verizon in rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to LG V30 users in the US.
  • March 28, 2018 – AT&T US: Multiple users on Reddit have reported that AT&T has rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo to the LG V30.
  • April 17, 2018 – T-Mobile US: The Oreo update for T-Mobile variants of the LG V30 has been delayed. The carrier apparently opted to do so after LG “made a booboo”. The update is now expected to be released in about two weeks.
  • May 8, 2018 – T-Mobile US: The Oreo update for the T-Mobile V30 variant is now rolling out.
  • May 12, 2018 – T-Mobile US: The carrier confirmed that the Oreo update for the V30/V30+ has been paused due to multiple bug reports. No word on when it will become available again.
  • May 30, 2018 – T-Mobile US: Oreo rollout for T-Mobile V30 resumed.
  • June 11, 2018 – India: In an email sent to one of our readers who then shared it with us, LG said the Oreo update for the V30 Plus has been delayed due to testing issues. There’s no word on when the update will be released.
  • July 14, 2018 – India: LG is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the V30 Plus devices in India.

Read more: LG V30 update tracker

LG V20

  • July 24, 2018 – International: South Korean variants (F800L, F800K, and F800S) started to receive Oreo. American variants will likely follow soon after.
  • July 31, 2018 – Sprint US: The carrier starts rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the LG V20.
  • August 2, 2018 – Canada: Replying to a user on Twitter, LG Canada said the Oreo update for the V20 will be available from August 8.
  • August 23, 2018 – AT&T US: The carrier has released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the LG V20.
  • September 17, 2018 – Verizon US: The carrier is rolling out Android Oreo to the LG V20. The update also brings the August Android security patch to the device.
  • September 28, 2018 – T-Mobile US: T-Mobile is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the LG V20.
  • October 11, 2018 – International unlocked: According to Android Police, LG is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the international variant of the LG V20 (H990DS).

LG G6

  • January 22, 2018 – International: According to LG’s software support website, G6 owners will receive the Oreo update by the end of Q2 2018 (June).
  • April 27, 2018: LG announced that the G6 will begin to receive Oreo 8.0 from April 30. The update will also bring the same AI features to the device that were first introduced on the LG V30S ThinQ.
  • May 21, 2018 – Verizon US: The Verizon-branded variant of the LG G6 receives the update to Android 8.0 Oreo.
  • May 30, 2018 – Sprint US: The Oreo 8.0 update has been pushed to LG G6 owners on the Sprint network.
  • June 6, 2018 – Unlocked US: Android 8.0 Oreo finally lands on the unlocked variant of the LG G6.
  • June 6, 2018 – AT&T US: Android 8.0 Oreo is finally available on the AT&T variant of the LG G6.
  • June 29, 2018 – T-Mobile US: The carrier starts rolling out the Oreo update to the LG G6.
  • July 9, 2018 – U.S. Cellular: According to one of our readers, U.S. Cellular has released the Android Oreo update for the LG G6.

LG Q6

  • July 6, 2018 – South Korea: LG is rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo to the Q6 handsets in its home county. The update is expected to be released in other regions in the near future.
  • August 21, 2018 – Europe: According to My LG Phone, the Android 8.1 Oreo update is rolling out to the European variant of the LG Q6 (LGM700N).
  • September 11, 2018 – India: According to one of our readers, the Android Oreo update is now rolling out to the LG Q6 devices in India.

LG G5

  • August 30, 2018 – South Korea: According to XDA-Developers forum users, LG has released the Android Oreo update for the LG G5 in South Korea.
  • September 7, 2018 – Rogers Canada: According to the carrier’s OS upgrade schedule, the Android 8.0 Oreo update will start rolling out to the LG G5 on September 12.
  • September 22, 2018 – Verizon US: The carrier is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the LG G5 devices.
  • September 25, 2018 – T-Mobile US: Android 8.0 Oreo is available for the T-Mobile variant of the LG G5.
  • October 4, 2018 – International unlocked: According to an XDA forum member, the international version of the LG G5 (model number H850) has received the Android 8.0 Oreo update.
  • April 4, 2019 – India: According to Get Droid Tips, the Indian variant of the LG G5 is now receiving the Oreo update.

LG K20

  • October 10, 2018 – AT&T US: The carrier is now rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo to the LG K20. The update comes in at 1.45GB.

LG K10 (2017)


Huawei Oreo update

Huawei P10/P10 Plus

  • January 8, 2018 – Europe: Huawei has launched the Android Oreo beta program for the P10 and P10 Plus in Europe.
  • March 15, 2018 – International unlocked: Huawei rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for P10 and P10 Plus.

Huawei Mate 9

  • October 10, 2017 – International unlocked: Huawei has launched the Android Oreo beta program for the Mate 9.
  • December 6, 2017 – China: Owners of certain Chinese Mate 9 variants can manually upgrade to EMUI 8.0 by requesting it via the Huawei Mobile Services app
  • January 31, 2018 – US Unlocked: Android Oreo update rolling out to the Huawei Mate 9 in the US.

Huawei Mate SE

  • May 14, 2018 – Canada: The budget-friendly Huawei Mate SE is getting the Oreo update, starting in Canada. Other countries are expected to follow soon.

Huawei P10 Lite

  • May 5, 2018 – International unlocked: Huawei has reportedly opened sign-ups for an Oreo beta on the mid-range P10 Lite.
  • June 27, 2018 – Germany: Users in Germany are reporting (via Huawei blog) that Oreo is hitting their P10 Lite devices. The update might already be available in other markets — or will be soon.

Huawei P9 series

  • June 18, 2018 – International: The Huawei P9 series will not be upgraded to Android Oreo. This was confirmed by one of the company’s representatives (via Android Headlines) in an email sent to a customer.

Huawei Mate 10 Lite

  • June 27, 2018 – Germany: The Mate 10 Lite starts getting Oreo in Germany (via Huawei blog). The update may already be available in other markets as well — or will be soon.

Huawei Mate 8

  • September 25, 2018 – Unlocked US: According to one of our readers, the Huawei Mate 8 has received the Android Oreo update in the U.S. Thanks for the tip, Jonathan!

Honor Oreo update

Honor 7X

  • March 1, 2018 – Europe Beta: The Honor 7X EMUI 8.0 (Oreo) beta is now live in Europe.
  • March 15, 2018 – Europe Beta: Honor has started informing FUT (Friendly User Test) members that the Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 trial will begin rolling out today to the Honor 7X.
  • April 12, 2018 – China: Chinese-language publication MyDrivers reports that the Honor 7X update will start rolling out in May.
  • April 30, 2018 – US: Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 update begins rolling out in the U.S. with Face Unlock and support for two simultaneous Bluetooth connections.
  • May 28, 2018 – India: The Honor 7X has reportedly received Android 8.0 in India via an OTA update.

Honor 6X

  • September 6, 2017 – India: Honor announced that the Honor 6X and Honor 8 Pro will be upgraded to the latest version of Android.

Honor 8 Pro

  • September 6, 2017 – India: Honor announced that the Honor 6X and Honor 8 Pro will be upgraded to the latest version of Android.
  • February 1, 2018 – UK: Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 update rollout begins for Honor 9 and Honor 8 Pro in the UK.
  • February 11, 2018 – India: Honor 8 Pro units in India are being seeded the EMUI 8.0 update with Android 8 Oreo.

Honor 8

  • May 3, 2018 – China: Despite initial rumors, it looks like the Honor 8 will get Oreo after all. A build for the Chinese variants of the device is apparently already available for download, with other markets likely getting it soon. An exact date is not known.
  • September 12, 2018 – India, Germany, and France: According to a few Twitter users, the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Honor 8 has been released in India, Germany, and France. We expect it to make its way to other markets soon.

Honor 9

  • February 1, 2018 – UK: Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 update rollout begins for Honor 9 and Honor 8 Pro in the UK.

HTC Oreo update

HTC U Ultra

  • March 9, 2018 – India Unlocked: Oreo is reportedly rolling out to HTC U Ultra users in India.
  • April 17, 2018 – DACH region: HTC is rolling out the Android Oreo update to the U Ultra devices in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland).

HTC U11

  • November 27, 2017 – International unlocked: The steady rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo continues. This time it’s the HTC U11’s turn, as Android’s flagship OS has begun rolling out in Taiwan via an OTA update.
  • November 27, 2017 – International unlocked: HTC is now rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the unlocked U11.
  • January 10, 2018 – EMEA: HTC rolling out Oreo update to U11 smartphones in EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).
  • January 22, 2018 – Sprint US: HTC’s Mo Versi says the Android Oreo rollout for the HTC U11 with Sprint should begin today.

HTC U11 Life

  • November 30, 2017 – International unlocked: US unlocked U11 Life is now said to be receiving Oreo.
  • December 18, 2017 – T-Mobile US: The T-Mobile HTC U11 Life is getting Android 8.0 Oreo.

HTC 10

  • Dedicated HTC 10 update tracker
  • February 11, 2018 – Sprint US: Mo Versi says the Sprint Oreo rollout for the HTC 10 is coming February 12 and the update is spotted in the wild soon after.
  • February 26, 2018 – Unlocked: User reports suggest the unlocked version of the HTC 10 is also getting the Oreo update.
  • April 12, 2018 – Verizon US: Verizon has announced that Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to the HTC 10.

OnePlus Oreo update

OnePlus 3/3T

  • September 7, 2017 – International unlocked: OnePlus rumored to run Oreo close beta for the OnePlus 3.
  • October 14, 2017 – International unlocked: OnePlus introduced in open beta Android 8 Oreo for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.
  • November 19, 2017 – International unlocked: OnePlus 3 and 3T now receiving OxygenOS 5.0 and Android Oreo OTA.

OnePlus 5/5T

  • November 17, 2017 – International unlocked: OnePlus revealed the Oreo beta program for OnePlus 5 will start in November, final rollout due “early 2018”.
  • November 26, 2017 – International unlocked: First OxygenOS Open Beta with Android Oreo arrives for OnePlus 5.
  • December 15, 2017 – International unlocked: Second OxygenOS Open Beta with Android Oreo now available for OnePlus 5.
  • December 24, 2017 – International unlocked: OnePlus kicks of the Oreo update for the OnePlus 5.
  • December 27, 2017 – International unlocked: OnePlus 5T is getting Android Oreo Open Beta.
  • January 2, 2018 – International unlocked: OnePlus suspends the Oreo rollout due to a bug.
  • January 11, 2018 – International unlocked: OnePlus resumed the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the OnePlus 5.
  • March 12, 2018 – International unlocked: OnePlus 5/5T beta testers can now get their hands on Android 8.1-based OxygenOS.
  • April 16, 2018 – International unlocked: OnePlus rolls out stable Android 8.1 Oreo for OnePlus 5/5T.

Asus Oreo update

Asus ZenFone 4 Pro

  • March 12, 2018 – International unlocked: An Asus forum moderator reported that Android 8.0 has hit the ZenFone 4 Pro.

Asus ZenFone 4

  • December 10, 2017 – International unlocked: According to an Asus forum moderator, the ZenFone 4 would get Oreo by the end of December.
  • December 29, 2017 – International unlocked: The Asus ZenFone 4 has received the Oreo update, according to a report.

Asus ZenFone 3

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL)

  • May 15, 2018 – International unlocked: The Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) starts getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL)

  • May 17, 2018 – International unlocked: Android 8.0 Oreo starts shipping out to Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL).

Asus ZenFone 3 Max

  • July 30, 2018 – International unlocked: Asus is rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update along with ZenUI 5.0 to the ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL).
  • November 20, 2018 – International unlocked: Asus has started rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo to another ZenFone 3 Max model — ZC520TL.

Asus ZenFone V Live

  • October 2, 2018 – Verizon US: The carrier is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Asus ZenFone V Live.

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie

  • October 11, 2018 – International unlocked: Asus is rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update with ZenUI 5.0 on board to the ZenFone 4 Selfie (models ZD553KL and ZB553KL).

Asus ZenFone 4 Max (ZC554KL)

  • October 15, 2018 – International unlocked: The Asus ZenFone 4 Max is now receiving the Android 8.1 Oreo update with the company’s ZenUI 5.0 skin on top.

Asus ZenFone 4 Max Lite (ZC520KL)

  • October 22, 2018 – International unlocked: After the ZenFone 4 Max, Asus is now also rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update with ZenUI 5.0 on top to the Lite version of the phone.

ZenFone Max Plus M1

  • November 14, 2018 – International unlocked: According to The Android Soul, Asus is rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo to the ZenFone Max Plus M1.

ZenFone 3 Ultra

  • December 31, 2018 – International unlocked: The Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra with Android 8.1 Oreo has been listed on Wi-Fi Alliance’s website, which means the phone is expected to get the Oreo update soon.

Motorola Oreo update

Moto Z

  • March 23, 2018 – Brazil: Android 8.0 Oreo starts rolling out to the Moto Z, but only in Brazil.
  • May 21, 2018 – U.S. Unlocked: Motorola rolled out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to all unlocked U.S. variants.

Moto Z Droid

Moto Z Force Droid

Moto Z Play

  • April 18, 2018 – India: Android 8.0 Oreo spotted on Indian variants of the Moto Z Play.
  • May 25, 2018 – U.S. Unlocked: Android Oreo has reportedly hit the Moto Z Play in the U.S. as well.
  • July 3, 2018 – Verizon US: The carrier starts rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Moto Z Play.

Moto Z2

  • November 22, 2017 – Brazil: Android Oreo soak test to begin soon for Moto Z and Z2 Force in Brazil.

Moto Z2 Force

  • November 22, 2017 – Brazil: Android Oreo soak test to begin soon for Moto Z and Z2 Force in Brazil.
  • December 22, 2017 – Verizon US: Verizon rolls out stable Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update and December Android security patches.
  • January 2, 2018, T-Mobile US: The carrier rolls out Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update and December Android security patches.
  • February 23, 2018 – AT&T US: The carrier rolls out Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update and January Android security patches.
  • February 22, 2018 – Sprint US: Oreo now available for Sprint Moto Z2 Force units.

Moto Z2 Play

Moto X4

  • January 24, 2018 – International unlocked: Android 8 Oreo now available for Moto X4.
  • March 16, 2018 – US: Android 8.1 Oreo heading to US variants of Android One Moto X4.
  • June 19, 2018 – US: Android 8.1 Oreo updates now available for unlocked and Amazon Prime Exclusive versions of Moto X4

Moto G5S Plus

  • June 14, 2018 – Brazil: Motorola is rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Moto G5S Plus devices in Brazil. The update is being shipped out as part of a soak test to users enrolled in the Motorola Feedback Network. It’s expected to be released globally soon.
  • June 15, 2018 – India: Motorola is rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo to the Moto G5S Plus devices in India. The update is part of a soak test and available to users enrolled in the Motorola Feedback Network.
  • September 3, 2018 – Brazil: Motorola has released the stable Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Moto G5S Plus in Brazil.
  • September 25, 2018 – India: According to XDA-Developers, the Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Moto G5S Plus has been released in India.
  • October 16, 2018 – US: According to Android Police, Motorola has started shipping the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Moto G5S Plus devices in the U.S.

Moto G5 Plus

  • July 27, 2018 – Brazil: Motorola is shipping out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Moto G5 Plus devices in Brazil as part of a soak test. The update is only available to users enrolled in the Motorola Feedback Network.
  • July 30, 2018 – India: The Android 8.1 Oreo update is being rolled out in India as part of a soak test. It’s only available to Moto G5 Plus users enrolled in the Motorola Feedback Network.
  • September 7, 2018 – Brazil and India: Motorola is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Moto G5 Plus devices in Brazil and India. The update is expected to make its way to other markets soon.
  • October 28, 2018 – Unlocked US: Motorola is rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Moto G5 Plus.

Moto G5

  • July 31, 2018 – Brazil: Following the Moto G5 Plus, the Moto G5 has now also received the Android 8.1 Oreo update as part of a soak test in Brazil. The update is only available to users enrolled in the Motorola Feedback Network.
  • September 7, 2018 – Mexico: Motorola has released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto G5 in Mexico.
  • September 24, 2018 – India: According to XDA-Developers, Motorola is rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Moto G5 devices in India.
  • October 28, 2018 – Unlocked US: The Moto G5 has received the Android 8.1 Oreo update in the U.S.

Moto G4/G4 Plus

  • November 25, 2018 – International: According to XDA-Developers, the Android 8.1 Oreo soak test has begun for the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. This means the stable version of the software should be released soon.
  • January 8, 2019 – India: Motorola is now apparently testing Android 8.1 Oreo on the Moto G4 Plus in India. The update is being shipped out over-the-air (OTA) and comes in at around 900MB.
  • February 12, 2019 — International: It’s finally here! 16 months after confirming the Android 8.1 Oreo update for the handset, the company is now rolling it out to the Moto G4 Plus.
  • March 4, 2019 — Brazil: According to 9to5Google, Android 8.1 Oreo is finally rolling out to Moto G4 devices, but only in Brazil for now. The update is expected to be released in other markets soon.

Lenovo Oreo update

Lenovo K8 Note

  • May 3, 2018 – International unlocked: Lenovo announces the Oreo update for the K8 Note, along with the February 2018 security update. A report on May 3 adds that the update was being pushed out already.

Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus

  • October 31, 2018 – International: Bad news for all you Tab 4 10 Plus owners out there. According to German website Deskmodder, Lenovo will not release the Android Oreo update for the tablet.

Sony Oreo update

Sony Xperia XZ/XZs

  • November 27, 2017 – International unlocked: Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs owners reported that the Oreo update has started to roll out.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

  • October 23, 2017 – International unlocked: Sony Xperia XZ Premium is now receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Sony Xperia X Performance

  • November 27, 2017 – International unlocked: Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to the Xperia X Performance.

Sony Xperia X

  • February 5, 2018 – International unlocked: Sony rolls out the Android 8.0 Nougat update to the Xperia X (F5122).

Sony Xperia X Compact

  • February 5, 2018 – International unlocked: Sony rolls out the Android 8.0 Nougat update to the Xperia X Compact (F5321).

Sony Xperia XA1/XA1 Plus

  • March 17, 2018 – International unlocked: Sony has started rolling out Android Oreo to the Xperia XA1 family.

ZTE Oreo update

ZTE Axon 7

  • December 19, 2017 – International unlocked: ZTE has confirmed that Android 8.0 Oreo will come to the Axon 7.
  • December 27, 2017 – International unlocked: ZTE Germany announced in a public forum that the Axon 7 will receive the Android Oreo update in April 2018 with Stock+ UI.
  • January 22, 2018 – US: Stock Android-like Axon 7 Oreo update now in testing in the US.
  • February 14, 2018 – US: ZTE has announced an Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for Axon 7 users in the US.
  • October 15, 2018 – International unlocked: The ZTE Axon 7 has finally received the Oreo update, but it’s a mess. Apparently, the only way to install the update is to download it to your microSD card. Making matters worse, you have to delete your Google account from the phone before you install it — learn more here.
  • November 2, 2018 – International: According to Android Sage, ZTE is rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Axon 7 — model number A2017G — via an over-the-air (OTA) update.

Essential Oreo update

Essential Phone


Nvidia Oreo update

Nvidia announced that its Android tablets, the Shield Tablet and Shield Tablet K1, will not be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. Got a Shield TV? Then you might be in luck…

  • May 24, 2018 – International: Nvidia pushed out the Android Oreo update to Shield TV users, packaged with Nvidia’s Android TV skin.
  • May 31, 2018 – International: The company has temporarily pulled the Oreo update for the Shield TV due to software issues.
  • June 27, 2018 – International: Nvidia pushed a new Oreo update to Shield TV devices, for good this time.

Nokia Oreo update

Nokia 2

  • December 29, 2017 – International unlocked: The Nokia 2 has been confirmed to get Android Oreo.
  • January 29, 2018 – International unlocked: Nokia 2 will be upgraded straight to Android 8.1, according to the company’s Chief Product Officer.
  • May 29, 2018 – International unlocked: HMD reportedly confirms that the Nokia 2 will receive Android 8.1 Oreo in June.
  • June 19, 2018 – International unlocked: HMD announced that Android 8.1 Oreo beta is now available for the Nokia 2.
  • January 25, 2019 – International unlocked: The Nokia 2 is expected to get the Android Oreo update soon. However, there are a few things you have to be aware of. Juho Sarvikas took to Twitter and announced that since the phone only has 1GB of RAM, Android Oreo won’t run quite as smoothly on it as Android Nougat. That’s why Nokia will give users a choice: they can either stay on Nougat to enjoy faster performance or upgrade to Oreo to get the latest features. The company will set up a dedicated web page soon for those wanting to upgrade.
  • February 20, 2019 – International unlocked: The stable Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Nokia 2 is now available. To get it, you have to visit Nokia’s website and sign up. But please note that you may experience performance issues since the phone only has 1GB of RAM. Also, the update is not available in quite a few countries, all of which are listed here.
  • March 6, 2019 — International unlocked: HMD Global is rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 2 via Android Police.

Nokia 3

Nokia 3.1

  • September 14, 2018 – India: According to a Twitter user, the Nokia 3.1 has received the Android 8.1 Oreo update in India.

Nokia 8

  • October 25, 2017 – International unlocked: Nokia announced a beta program for Android Oreo running on Nokia 8.
  • November 24, 2017 – International unlocked: HMD Global is now rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for Nokia 8.
  • January 23, 2018 – International unlocked: The Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Nokia 8 is now available in beta.
  • February 14, 2018 – International unlocked: Android 8.1 Oreo is now rolling out for the Nokia 8.

Nokia 7

  • January 15, 2018 – International unlocked: HMD Global begins stable Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7.

Nokia 6 (2018)

  • December 19, 2017 – International unlocked: HMD Global has extended its Android Oreo beta program to the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6.
  • January 15, 2018 – International unlocked: HMD Global begins stable Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7

Nokia 6

  • January 30, 2018 – International unlocked: Android 8.0 Oreo update rolling out for Nokia 6 and Nokia 5.
  • March 29, 2018 – India: Android 8.1 Oreo released for the Indian versions of the Nokia 6.

Nokia 5

  • December 19, 2017 – International unlocked: HMD Global has extended its Android Oreo beta program to the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6.
  • January 30, 2018 – International unlocked: Android 8.0 Oreo update rolling out for Nokia 6 and Nokia 5.
  • March 29, 2018 – India, Tunisia, Indonesia: Nokia 5 gets upgraded to Android 8.1 Oreo.

Xiaomi Oreo update

Xiaomi Mi A1

  • December 30, 2017 – International unlocked: Xiaomi is closing out 2017 by updating its Mi A1 handset to Android 8.0 Oreo.
  • January 11, 2018 – International unlocked: Xiaomi announced it would temporarily halt the Oreo update for the Mi A1 due to bugs.
  • January 16, 2018 – International unlocked: The Oreo update has reportedly been resumed.
  • January 30, 2018 – International unlocked: Xiaomi Mi A1 users report battery, fingerprint sensor issues after Oreo update.
  • June 30, 2018 – International unlocked: Xiaomi has released the Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Mi A1 but quickly pulled it because of a few bugs.
  • July 16, 2018 – International unlocked: The issues have apparently been fixed, as Xiaomi has started rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Mi A1 devices again.

Xiaomi Mi 6

  • February 27, 2018 – International: Xiaomi Mi 6 devices start getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Xiaomi Mi 5

  • March 2, 2018 – International: Xiaomi has released the Android Oreo beta update for the Mi 5 smartphones.

Xiaomi Mi 5s

  • July 20, 2018 – International: Xiaomi has announced that the Mi 5s will get Oreo in early November. The delay is apparently caused by issues with the fingerprint module — learn more here.
  • December 18, 2018 – International: XDA-Developers reports that Xiaomi is rolling out the stable version of Android 8.0 Oreo with MIUI 10 on top to the Mi 5s.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2

  • March 3, 2018 – International: Xiaomi has released a beta Android Oreo update for the Mi Note 2.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

  • March 5, 2018 – International: Xiaomi is rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to Mi Mix 2 devices.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

  • May 22, 2018 – International: Xiaomi released the Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but quickly pulled it according to XDA-Developers.
  • May 25, 2018 – International: The update is back on and now rolling out to Redmi Note 5 Pro devices.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

  • August 28, 2018 – International: According to XDA-Developers, Xiaomi has released the Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Redmi Note 5.

Xiaomi Mi Box

  • June 25, 2018 – International: According to users on Reddit and Xiaomi’s forum, the Android Oreo update is rolling out to Mi Box devices across the globe.

Xiaomi Redmi 5

  • October 26, 2018 – International: Xiaomi has announced that the Redmi 5 will get the Oreo update by the end of the year.
  • November 30, 2018 – International: Xiaomi is apparently rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo beta update to the Redmi 5. The update comes with EMUI 10 on top. There’s no word on when the stable version will be released.
  • December 24, 2018 – International: The stable version of Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 on top is now rolling out to the Xiaomi Redmi 5. The update comes in at 1.3GB.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

  • October 26, 2018 – International: According to Xiaomi, the Redmi 5A will get the Oreo update by the end of the year.
  • November 30, 2018 – International: The Android 8.1 Oreo beta update with MIUI 10 on top is apparently being rolled out to the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. There are no details on when the stable version will be available.
  • December 15, 2018 – International: It’s finally here — the stable version of Android Oreo with MIUI 10 on top is rolling out to the Xiaomi Redmi 5A devices.

Xiaomi Mi 5X

  • October 26, 2018 – International: Xiaomi has announced that the Mi 5X will get the Oreo update sometime in this quarter.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro


BlackBerry Oreo update

BlackBerry KeyOne

  • June 28, 2018 – Rogers Canada: KeyOne users in Canada will have to wait a little longer to get the Oreo update. The carrier has changed the release date on its update schedule chart from June 28 to July 5.
  • July 12, 2018 – International: BlackBerry announced an Android Oreo beta program for the KEYone. The program is invite-only, although you can create an account and hope to gain entry.
  • August 11, 2018 – Rogers Canada: The carrier has pushed back the release date of the Oreo update again, this time to August 13.
  • August 15, 2018 – Canada: The Android Oreo update is finally rolling out to the BlackBerry KeyOne in Canada. It’s available for both unlocked and carrier versions of the device.
  • September 7, 2018 – Sprint US: Bad news for KeyOne owners on Sprint. According to a Sprint Community Manager, the phone won’t be upgraded to Android Oreo.
  • September 13, 2018 — India: According to CrackBerry, the Android 8.1 Oreo update is rolling out to the BlackBerry KeyOne in India.
  • September 26, 2018 – Unlocked UK: According to CrackBerry, the Android Oreo update for the BlackBerry KeyOne has been released in the U.K.

BlackBerry Motion

  • August 16, 2018 – Canada: Better late than never: BlackBerry is now rolling out Oreo to the BlackBerry Motion in Canada.

Razer Oreo update

Razer Phone


Other Oreo updates

Lineage OS

  • February 26, 2018 – New LineageOS, based on Android 8.1, now available for the first devices as nightly builds

OmniROM


That’s the wrap-up of our Android 8 Oreo tracker. We tried to catch all major devices, but if we missed something, just let us know!

Deal: Get an LG G8 ThinQ for free and a $200 Visa card from AT&T

If you’re in the market for an LG G8 ThinQ and also in the market for a free $200 — have we got the deal for you!

Right now, from AT&T, you can get an LG G8 ThinQ for no money down (for qualified buyers) and then nothing afterward. In addition, if you buy online, you’ll also get a $200 Visa gift card. It’s like AT&T is going to pay you to buy the LG G8 ThinQ!

Of course, there is a caveat to the deal: you must sign up for a brand new postpaid line with AT&T that costs at least $50 per month. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work for upgrades: you must sign a contract for a totally new line to get the deal.

Here’s how it works:

  • Visit ATT.com and navigate to the LG G8 ThinQ page. Pick your color and then hit Continue.
  • Choose or decline a coverage plan and then hit Continue.
  • Select the monthly service plan you would like (the cheapest is $50, the most expensive is $80).
  • You’ll get to a summary page. Click the “+” icon next to the word Wireless and you’ll see the LG G8 ThinQ promotion is now active.

You’ll need to pay taxes up front as well as a $30 activation fee. Once you sign up for the account by going through this process, you’ll get monthly bill credits (within three bill cycles) that will completely cover what you owe for the G8 each month. At the end of the contract, you’ll have paid nothing for the G8 except for taxes.

As long as you do all of this before April 30, you will also get that $200 Visa card which will more than cover taxes, the activation fee, and still leave a little left over.

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LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Price, release date, and availability

The newly announced LG V50 ThinQ 5G is basically a souped-up version of last fall’s LG V40, complete with the same design and much of the same hardware. However, the LG V50 adds the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and, more importantly, it will be LG’s first 5G phone.

Don’t miss: LG V50 hands-on | LG’s V-series will be exclusively 5G going forward

What’s the LG V50’s price, when will it be released, and when can you buy it? We’ve rounded up all the LG V50 availability details we could find.

LG V50 price

Unfortunately, we don’t have a specific price tag for the LG V50 at this time. The phone’s predecessor, the LG V40, launched last fall for the price of $899, but that also wasn’t a 5G-compatible phone. The price of the LG V50 could be well north of $1,000, but that’s just speculation for now.

That north-of-$1,000 price point may only be for the unlocked model though, if an unlocked model is even available for purchase. It’s also possible carriers will set their own price points for the LG V50.

LG V50 release date and availability

The LG V50 might be here before the end of June 2019, though we don’t have an exact date. It all depends on when 5G networks actually start rolling out.

The LG V50 will be available first in the U.S. on Sprint, where the phone will use the carrier’s 2.5GHz spectrum. In addition, Verizon has confirmed that it will also sell a version of the LG V50, which will work on its Ultra Wideband network. Verizon will launch its mobile 5G network in as many as 30 U.S. cities later this summer.


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LG G8 ThinQ: Where to buy, when, and for how much

LG formally revealed the LG G8 ThinQ at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. As expected, the device is a specs powerhouse rivaling other new flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S10. However, it also features a design that’s very similar to last year’s LG G7 ThinQ, which could be either a bad or good thing depending on your preference.

If you want to grab an LG G8 ThinQ for yourself, we have information below on the price, availability, and release dates for various countries.

Want to learn more about the LG G8 ThinQ? Scroll to the bottom for links to our additional coverage, such as specs sheets, hands-on reviews, and more.

LG G8 ThinQ release date

LG G8 ThinQ

LG officially revealed the LG G8 ThinQ on February 24, 2019. The device will launch unlocked as well as on various carriers at different times throughout the next few weeks.

Editor’s Pick

Unfortunately, LG didn’t divulge exactly when we will be able to get the device. We expect LG will make a formal announcement either by the end of Mobile World Congress or shortly thereafter. Since the G7 ThinQ was released in May of last year, we can’t even use the previous device to speculate when the G8 will hit stores.

As an interesting side note, LG told us it is also launching a variant of the LG G8 with three rear cameras in some markets (as seen above, the standard G8 has two rear cameras). We also don’t have any availability information for this device, but we do have the specs and know it will get a release at some point. It’ll come with the same cameras as the LG V50 ThinQ 5G: 16MP ultra-wide, 12MP wide, and 12MP telephoto lenses.

LG G8 ThinQ price and availability — U.S.

LG G8 ThinQ

Once LG makes a formal announcement of when we can buy the LG G8 ThinQ, you will be able to do so directly from the company at LG.com. Usually, LG also sells unlocked versions of its devices at major American retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, B&H Photo, and more.

The LG G8 will also likely be available from all four major wireless carriers in the United States. It certainly is coming to T-Mobile, which has already announced its intention to carry the device — although without pricing or a release date.

There is a slim possibility that AT&T will not carry the LG G8 as it did not carry the LG G7 (opting for the LG V35 ThinQ instead). However, there’s no evidence to suggest that will be the case this time around.

Either way, pricing and availability for each carrier, unfortunately, are not yet known. We expect carriers will launch the device right around the same time as the unlocked version hits stores.

LG G8 ThinQ price and availability — Global

LG G8 ThinQ

It’s possible that the LG G8 ThinQ will hit store shelves in the company’s native South Korea before it lands anywhere else in the world. Unfortunately, though, LG hasn’t divulged any information about global release details, so it very well could be that the U.S. will see the device first (or any country, really). At this point, we simply have to wait until LG makes the information public.

LG G8 ThinQ additional coverage

Here’s our first look at the LG V50: 5G, triple camera, and a 4,000mAh battery

We’ve known for a while that LG would reveal a 5G phone in early 2019, just like every other OEM apparently. What we didn’t know, or even suspect until late January was the name of the device: LG V50.

Confirming a previous report from Korean media, Evan Blass just published a press render allegedly showing the Sprint version of the LG V50 ThinQ. It looks very legit, and there’s a few things worth talking about here. Let’s break it down.

  • The LG V50 looks broadly similar to the V40 before it. There’s a notch, tiny bezels, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a horizontal triple-camera setup. Considering the V40 is only a few months old, it’s possible that LG reused the platform for a new device.
  • Unlike crosstown rival Samsung and a slew of other competitors, LG is sticking to a rear-mounted fingerprint reader here. We can’t say we mind it, as in-display readers are still a little slower and less reliable than conventional designs.
  • One notable change: the cameras are no longer raised, which can mean two things: LG found a way to shrink cameras so they fit in a body of roughly 7.5mm; or, the V50 is slightly thicker than the V40, potentially to house a larger battery. The latter option is more likely.
  • LG has told us last month that its first 5G phone will be coming at MWC with a 4,000mAh battery and an advanced cooling system. The company did not confirm this phone was the V50, but we can put two and two together.
  • In fact, the leaked render all but confirms the LG V50’s MWC launch – the date shown in the image is Sunday, February 24. That’s when LG will hold its press conference in Barcelona.
  • The Sprint 5G branding is extremely in-your-face. As carriers are wont to do, Sprint emphasized its service with that heavy wallpaper and a custom 5G logo in Sprint yellow on the back. If the 4G rollout is any clue, that logo will feature prominently on retail units and throughout Sprint’s marketing, so you better get used to it. A 5G indicator is visible in the status bar. At least it’s the real thing, not the fake and misleading “5G E” logo Sprint is suing AT&T over. (Read more about Sprint’s 5G plans here.)
  • Speaking of branding, the much-derided ThinQ brand is still there. Why?

Overall, the LG V50 looks very conventional. Its main reason of existence is probably to serve as a showcase for 5G, and it may very well be a great showcase at that. But we can’t help feeling the V50 will have trouble competing against flashier competitors launching around the same time. It will probably have a high price tag too, owing to the complexities of 5G. Let’s hope the LG G8 ThinQ saves the day.

Read next: LG in 2019: No more excuses

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Android Authority’s CES Top Picks 2019 Awards: Our favorite products from the show

We’ve spent the last week meeting with companies and roaming around the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center to find the very best of CES 2019. From laptops, to smart home devices, to drones, there’s certainly a lot to take in — that’s why we’ve created a list of the best products announced at CES 2019.

Here are Android Authority’s CES Top Picks 2019 Awards.

The best smartphone: Alcatel 1X

The Alcatel 1X is proof that you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to get a decent smartphone. For around 130 Euros, Alcatel’s new budget-friendly phone offers a 5.5-inch display, Android 8.1 Oreo, a 3,000mAh battery, and support for 4G connectivity. It also comes with this beautiful sandstone texture on the back that will instill nostalgia in any OnePlus One fan out there.

What’s more, it packs a dual 16MP and 2MP rear-camera setup, which actually turned out to be quite impressive during our hands-on time with the device. Portrait mode is surprisingly good too.

The best laptop: Dell Alienware Area-51m

Dell’s Alienware went back to the drawing board to overhaul its popular gaming laptop design. Called Alienware Legend, the move marks a significant change in the overall Alienware brand. That includes a reimagined shape and new color options: Lunar Light and Dark Side of the Moon. The underlying sci-fi theme fans love still remains highly relevant.

The first product based on this new Alienware Legend identity is the Area-51m. In addition to the new outward appearance, Alienware revised the internal design to provide better overclocking and a thinner form factor. All this plays host to the latest Intel Core processors and GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics. The Area-51m initiates a new era for Alienware and its fans.

The best smartwatch: Kate Spade Scallop Smartwatch 2

A ton of smartwatches were announced at the trade show this year, and the best one came from Kate Spade. We’re giving the Kate Spade Scallop Smartwatch 2 an award this year because it was clear the team listened to user feedback. With an on-board GPS and heart rate sensor, the Scallop Smartwatch 2 is now a capable fitness companion — not just a pretty watch.

Watch: The best smartwatches from CES 2019

Let’s be honest, this is still a pretty watch, though. The flower-like design surrounding the bezel adds to the classy aesthetic, backed up by the understated silicone strap and stainless steel case. Of course, the iconic spade icon is scattered throughout, adorning the rotatable crown and on the top of each Kate Spade watch face.

A pretty, feature-packed smartwatch. What more could you ask for?

The best fitness product: Withings Move ECG

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The Withings team is back in full force after its brief time at Nokia, and it just announced two new fitness watches called the Withings Move and Withings Move ECG. The Move ECG won Android Authority’s Best Fitness Product Award due to the overall quality of product and benefit users will get out of the electrocardiogram.

ECGs can be literal life savers for some people, and the fact that it’s packed into an attractive, affordable, and customizable fitness watch should not be overlooked. At $130, the Withings Move ECG is a no-brainer if you frequent the doctor for heart problems.

The best smart home product: Google Assistant Connect

For years Google has been trying to become the one-stop shop for smart home products, and the Google Assistant Connect is its next big push to bring even more Assistant-connected products to your life.

Assistant Connect is a set of capabilities that product manufacturers can use to connect their own products to Google Assistant-powered devices like the Google Home or Home Hub. If a product was developed with Assistant Connect, it’s able to talk to nearby Assistant devices and display your personal information (i.e. calendar events/weather) on the screen.

The most obvious example is if a company were to create a simple display without any mics or speakers, including Assistant Connect would allow it to show you content from your linked smart speaker. In this case, the smart speaker would handle all the computing on its own while using Assistant Connect to transfer and display that content on the display.

It’s an inexpensive and easy way for companies to bring Assistant to their products, which is why it’s deserving of our Best Smart Home Product award.

The best audio product: Audio Technica ATH-ANC900BT

Few audio companies have the professional history of Audio-Technica, and when they throw their hat in the ring, we pay attention. Taking aim at the top end of active noise cancelling headphones, the ATH-ANC900BT has the firepower to be a blast.

By using a more energy efficient Bluetooth 5 connection, the ATH-ANC900BT has the specs to outlast the likes of Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser’s top-of-the-line headphones. Additionally, they’re also the most affordable entry into the top-end of ANC headsets, coming in at only $299.

The best concept: Whirlpool Connected Hub Wall Oven

Whirlpool surprised us this year when it showed off its Smart Countertop Oven, produced under its WLabs brand.

The WLabs Smart Countertop Oven automatically detects the type of food you’re cooking. You can then choose from additional cooking options based on your preferences. For example, if you’re cooking pizza, the Smart Countertop will give you a range of crispiness to to choose from.

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Whirlpool is also the first on the market with a product that can distinguish between frozen and non-frozen food. Its current cooking algorithm is set to a 95 percent confidence interval too, so cooking times and settings should be very accurate.

What impressed us most, however, is Whirlpool’s planned distribution model for this product. Whirlpool will ship just two thousand units in the coming weeks for $799 each. We’re told the reasoning behind launching under the WLabs brand is so that Whirlpool can better gather user feedback and tweak anything accordingly. That way, it can improve the experience even further before launching a mainstream consumer product.

Overall, we were quite impressed with Whirlpool’s work as is. So, we’re very happy to see a commitment to develop the concept further.

The best mobile accessory: Corning Gorilla Glass Personalized Phone Case

The Corning Gorilla Glass personalized phone case is a surprisingly fun new addition to the mobile protection market. Corning will print any photo you like on the back of its Gorilla Glass 5 which then gets embedded into a rubberized case for your smartphone. The final product is a sturdy case with a smooth, elegant glass back that also has a picture of your spouse, kids, family, pets, or anything, really.

Eventually, Corning will have vending machines that will print you a case in a matter of minutes. Just upload your photo to a web server, tell the machine which phone you own, and a few minutes later your brand new case will pop out. Keeping your phone free of scratches and dents has never been this cool.

Best innovation: LG Signature OLED TV R

LG’s Signature OLED TV R is something we’ve only ever imagined or seen in a movie or TV show. It may shape the future of TVs forever, which is why it wins our Best Innovation Award.

Watch: LG’s rollable OLED TV at CES 2019

A prototype of the TV was shown off at CES 2018, but this year the rollable TV is a real product that consumers will actually be able to buy. The way it beautifully rolls and rises out of the sound bar feels like pure magic. The TV is there when you want it, and disappears when you don’t. It can even be there when you only partially want it. The horizon-line view shows only a fraction of the display for quick access to basic functions. It’s cool, futuristic, and will be a game changer to the TV industry.


Spotlight Awards

It’s easy to focus on the biggest names in technology at trade shows as big as CES. That’s why Android Authority has chosen six of our favorite innovative tech products that may have flown under the radar.

Jabra Elite 85h


Elevating their wireless headphones game, the new Jabra Elite 85h are noise-cancelling cans made for folks on the go.

Equipped with SmartSound, these over-ear headphones adapt automatically to produce the best sound for phone calls, music, and more. Coming in four colors with a rain resistant build, enjoy ANC on the go for up to 32 hours of battery life, even longer with ANC turned off. ANC auto switching turns on and off the service based on your environment. Of course, the Jabra Elite 85h also sound great, and you can adjust the EQ and sound profiles through the Jabra Sound+ app for extra sound clarity.

Insta360 ONE X

Weather you’re skiing down a mountain or hiking up a cliff, the Insta360 ONE X should be just the thing you need to capture great 360-degree video. This 4K-capable camera features Insta360’s FlowState Stabilization, which means smooth footage even in the most

Nuu Mobile G4

Nuu Mobile showed off its brand new G4 smartphone at CES 2019, and it provides some killer value at a cheap price. It comes with a big 6.2-inch display, a 2GHz MediaTek Helio P60 processor, dual 16 + 8MP rear cameras, and it runs Android 9.0 Pie.

The best part? You can get all of that for just $249 in March 2019.

Next: All our favorite CES 2019 announcements in one place

Samsung and LG announce big profit drops for Q4 2018

The Samsung logo.

While Samsung and LG are both making major product announcements in Las Vegas during CES 2019, both companies released some bad financial news. Samsung and LG each reported that investors should expect much lower profits for the just-completed fourth quarter of 2018 when it officially reveals those numbers later this month.

According to CNBC, Samsung now says it expects its operating profit for the fourth quarter to be around 10.8 trillion Korean won ($9.67 billion). That’s down 28.71 percent compared to the same period a year ago, and 18.1 percent lower than what financial analysts had predicted Samsung would report.

This is the first such decline in profits in two years for Samsung. The company claimed the lower profits were due mainly to memory chips sales made to data center customers, which were lower than expected in the quarter. However, Samsung added that both marketing expenses and flat sales in its smartphone division also led to some of its lower profits.

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LG’s numbers for the quarter will be even worse. According to Reuters, the company reported that it expects its profits for the period to be 75.3 billion won ($67.03 million), or 80 percent lower compared to the same period a year ago. While LG didn’t mention any reasons for this decline, analysts have pointed to its lower smartphone sales as part of the problem, along with smaller profit margins for its big-screen TVs.

New LG TVs will use AI to better the picture and sound based on content

High-end LG televisions come with the ThinQ branding, which signifies built-in AI features. Although previous LG TVs have included Google Assistant built in and newer ones are now featuring Amazon’s Alexa too, LG will debut a new type of AI-powered television at CES 2019.

According to an LG press release, the company’s newest flagship TVs will use a new algorithm to offer enhanced picture and sound by analyzing source content as well as optimize content by recognizing ambient conditions.

In other words, if you’re watching an action film with loud explosions and big, bold colors, the TV will respond to that and alter the picture and sound to accommodate. The TV will do likewise for sports games, TV shows, video games, concerts, etc.

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This new AI feature is powered by the company’s second-generation Alpha 9 Gen 2 intelligent processor which will power LG’s Z9, W9, E9, and C9 series OLED TVs. The optimization algorithm was built using a database of over one million visual data.

In addition to using the visual image depicted by the TV, the processor uses the TV’s ambient light sensor to measure light levels in the room, automatically adjusting brightness to compensate as needed. No more adjusting brightness on sunny days!

LG will be showing off its new TV lineup at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, which starts in a few days. Stay tuned for more info on these and other LG product releases.

NEXT: CES 2019 — What to expect

LG has vague timeline for global rollout of Pie for the LG G7 ThinQ

According to a post on the South Korean version of the LG website, Android 9 Pie will land on the South Korean variant of the LG G7 ThinQ in the first quarter of 2019.

Usually, LG updates its devices in its home country first and then rolls out the update to other countries some months later. Using this history as a rubric, it’s a safe bet that Pie will land on your LG G7 ThinQ at some point in the first half of 2019.

Or hey, maybe not. Maybe it will be sooner or later than that.

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Unlike other manufacturers who have given at least somewhat concrete timelines for the rollout of Pie to their Android devices, LG’s report on the matter is very vague. However, the company did roll out a beta of Android 9 Pie to its South Korean G7 Thinq handsets in November, so maybe the stable rollout will happen sooner than we expect.

Earlier in 2018, LG promised it was building a new division with the sole purpose of pushing faster Android updates to its phones. However, we haven’t heard much at all about this new update center since then. Judging from the fact that Android 9 Pie has been stable since August of 2018, it doesn’t appear that the update center is up and running quite yet.

If you have an LG G7 ThinQ, you will get Android 9 Pie at some point. We’ll just have to wait on LG to announce exactly when that will be.

NEXT: Some LG G7 ThinQ owners are reporting bootloops, but a fix is coming

Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs LG V40: which wide-angle camera is best?

Huawei P20 Pro vs LG V40 cameras

If you’re after a mobile photography powerhouse, the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro and LG V40 ThinQ both offer compelling triple-camera setups designed to give serious photographers that added flexibility. Both offer wide-angle shooting options, something that’s become one of the most popular camera features packed into high-end smartphones.

LG has been experimenting with wide-angle lenses for a few generations now, so it has plenty of experience here. The Mate 20 series is Huawei’s first entry into the field. Let’s break down how they stack up.

Wide Angle Camera Specs Huawei Mate 20 Pro LG V40
Resolution 20 megapixels 16 megapixels
Aperture f/2.2 f/1.9
Pixel Size 1.0µm 1.0µm
Sensor Size 1/2.7″ 1/3.1″
Auto Focus PDAF & Laser NA
Equivalent Focal Length 16mm 16mm

On paper, there’s very little in it. Both offer an equivalent focal length, have 1.0um pixel sizes, and there’s not much detail difference between 16 and 20 megapixel images either. The LG V40 has a slightly wider aperture, hinting at a lead in low light performance. However, the Mate 20 Pro includes autofocus technology, which should make it more flexible for both near and distant shots. Let’s dive into some samples.

Also read: Google Pixel 3 camera shootout

Fitting more into the frame

The whole point of a wide-angle lens is to fit more into the picture than your regular camera. So how much more can you squeeze in versus both of these phones’ main sensors?

Both the V40 and Mate 20 Pro’s main cameras offer an equivalent focal length of 27mm, widening to 16mm when switching over to the wide-angle lens. As such, both cameras widen out their field of view by a virtually identical amount and should offer virtually identical frames.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro main camera (27mm) Huawei Mate 20 Pro wide-angle camera (16mm) Huawei Mate 20 Pro main camera (27mm)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro wide-angle camera (16mm)

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LG V40 wide-angle camera (16mm)

The LG V40 offers a field of view of about 107 degrees. Although the Mate 20 Pro shares the same 16mm equivalent focal, it has a slightly larger sensor and therefore a slightly wider field of view. We can see this slight extra width in our example shots above and the ones below. It’s not a huge difference — maybe a few degrees — but the Mate 20 Pro does fit a tiny bit more in the frame.

Wide-angle lenses offer a “step back” from the regular sensors. Both cameras perform their duty well enough in that regard. Colors are bright and vivid, though more so with the V40, and exposure is pretty good in most scenarios too. It’s only when we begin pixel peeping that major differences appear.

Lens quality is hugely important

While both cameras look pretty good on paper, we still need to find out the quality of both lenses. This is particularly important with wide-angle lenses, as light capture without distortion and image curvature around the edges are more important here. The less-than-ideal lighting conditions of the rainy day are a pretty good way to see how the cameras perform in the real world. Here are a couple of full frame examples.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro Wide-Angle Full Frame

At full frame, there isn’t too much to tell between them. There are some exposure and color balance differences, but nothing you probably couldn’t even out in post. However, cropping into the details reveals some major differences in image quality. Let’s start with the center focal point of the picture.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro 100 percent crop

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While the Mate 20 Pro may be a tad aggressive on the sharpening, it captures a lot more detail on both the brickwork and trees than the V40. This isn’t a megapixel issue, as these are 100 percent crops and the difference between the 20 and 16 megapixel images should be negligible. The V40’s lens setup just doesn’t allow for enough light and detail capture, which results in much lower resolution looking images than its sensor suggests. We can also see aggressive use of denoise across the V40’s image, which rubs out a lot of the detail too.

Overall, the V40 appears smudged by comparison and is almost out of focus on the background trees. This focusing issue has been a consistent problem in my experience with the camera, owing to the lack of autofocus. The focus and detail situation is even worse at the camera’s edges.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro 100 percent crop

Here, the V40’s lack of focus is far more obvious. There’s no detail capture on the nearby wall or ivy, and it’s a similar situation when examining the distant bushes too. Few users will crop in on these wide-angle shots (you’d be better off using the main sensor), but serious photographers probably won’t be impressed when they come to print out these pictures.

While the lack of focus isn’t such an issue on a small smartphone screen or social media post, the loss of detail and poor focusing is much more apparent on larger displays and high-quality printouts.

Both lenses also suffer from some chromatic aberration (purple tint on high-contrast areas) towards the edges of their lenses. This is not unexpected for smartphone lenses, but the LG V40 still comes off worse in this regard too.

Few are ever likely to crop or blow up wide-angle shots, but when you do the results are night and day.

Super macro and low light

While not the main reason many will want a wide-angle camera, the Mate 20 Pro has an extra ability to focus in as close as 2.5cm in super-macro mode. So if you want to take some super close up pictures and capture fine details, the Pro’s wide-angle camera can actually be more useful than its main 40MP shooter.

The LG V40 doesn’t offer any autofocusing technology for its wide-angle camera, and the Mate 20 Pro offers both PDAF and laser options. The result is that the Mate 20 Pro can focus on super close up objects, while the V40 can’t.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro

This certainly isn’t a major use case for most people who will be shooting with a wide-angle lens. However, the Mate 20 Pro’s support for super macro shooting certainly makes it the more flexible shooter for the more serious photographer.

Low light is more likely to be a common use case for these cameras.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro

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While the Huawei Mate 20 Pro might be a winner in terms of daylight clarity, the LG V40 is by far the better wide-angle camera in low light. Huawei doesn’t apply any of its usual low light trickery to the wide-angle camera, and as a result, the pictures come out very dark, lacking in color, and blurred from the combination of long exposure time and denoise algorithm.

The LG V40 take a little longer snap its pictures, hinting at some HDR magic to help boost the exposure. Although the result is still rather noisy, the V40 managed to capture much more color in low light. Even with HDR on, I couldn’t get the Mate 20 Pro anywhere near as good as the LG V40 in every low light situation I tried.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the better performer, but only just

The LG V40’s wide-angle camera is great for typical smartphone snaps. You’re unlikely to notice the focus or detail issues when viewing pictures on a smartphone screen or compressing them down for social media. The camera does its job, providing extra width for pictures just when you need it. It’s not the main camera after all.

The LG V40’s lack of autofocus lets the camera down when we go pixel peeping

Compared to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the LG V40’s wide-angle camera clearly isn’t as consistent or as flexible in most instances. The Mate 20 Pro isn’t perfect — the company’s heavy use of sharpening won’t be to everyone’s tastes — but it captures more detail and has better focusing capabilities. However, it is noticeably worse in low-light situations. If you’re regularly capturing wide-angle shots in the evenings you might want the V40.

Overall, the Mate 20 Pro is the better wide-angle camera in daylight, which is when most people will be capturing their wide-angle snaps. This might seem like a very harsh comparison, but we’re talking about $1000 smartphones boasting some of the best cameras in the business. The LG V40 cuts corners with its lack of wide-angle autofocus that might end up being a bugbear for those looking to get the most out of their camera.

Next: Best of Android 2018: The best Android smartphone cameras