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!

On the MicroTAC’s 30th anniversary, Motorola dishes on folding phone craze

Thirty years before the arrival of folding phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, flip phones broke new ground in the form of the Motorola MicroTAC 9800X. Widely regarded as the first flip phone, the MicroTAC ushered in a new era of mobility with its flip design and portable size.

As a new wave of advanced folding phones begin to reach the market, including a potential brand new RAZR from Motorola, it’s worth appreciating how form factors have played a role in shaping progress.

Motorola MicroTAC 9800X

If you watch any movie from the mid- to late-80s, you’ll note that cellular phones of the time had one common characteristic: they were nearly all wired into cars. This is why they were often called carphones. These analog devices were huge, required massive batteries, and were only portable in the sense that they went where the car went.

Motorola MicroTAC flip phone

In April 1989, Motorola debuted the MicroTAC 9800x (the “TAC” stood for Total Area Coverage). The phone stood out for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it introduced a flip design, wherein the mouthpiece was embedded in a plastic flap. The flap protected the number pad when closed and ensured the microphone was positioned nearer the owner’s mouth when open. The flip design was far more compact when compared to brick- or bar-style phones. In fact, the phone was supposedly designed to fit into a shirt pocket.

By modern standards, the MicroTAC is positively prehistoric.

“Small” in 1989 meant the phone measured about nine inches long when open, and it weighed three-quarters of a pound (302g). Today’s phones often measure about six inches long and weigh around 175g.

By modern standards, the MicroTAC is positively prehistoric. It had an eight-character monochrome LED display, 12-button number pad with associated function keys, and an internal phone book. It cost between $2,500 and $3,500 and the battery barely lasted at all. Motorola made the phone for years, with a number of variants making small improvements to the design over time.

Motorola’s main competitor, Nokia, mostly eschewed the idea of folding phones and stuck with bar-style devices. Motorola continued to churn out MicroTAC models until 1997, though the 1996-era StarTAC largely replaced it.

Motorola StarTAC

The StarTAC was another bombshell phone. Similar to the MicroTAC with a folding design, the StarTAC was significantly smaller and lighter (88g). The StarTAC is considered to be the first clamshell phone, meaning the two halves of the folding design were of approximately the same size. Some people thought it looked like a Star Trek Communicator.

Motorola StarTAC clamshell phone

In addition to the clamshell design, the StarTAC was among the first phones to be able to receive SMS text messages, and one of the first to include a vibrate alert. Owners could opt for a lithium-ion battery, which was rare at the time. The Motorola StarTAC cost $1,000.

The MicroTAC and StarTAC eventually led Motorola to its most iconic device.

With its more affordable price tag, the StarTAC was also one of the first cellular phones to truly resonate with consumers. Motorola sold about 60 million of them. Considering the low market saturation in the late 90s, 60 million is quite a significant number.

Developing the MicroTAC and StarTAC eventually led Motorola to its most iconic device.

Motorola RAZR

Motorola swung for the fences with the Motorola RAZR and hit it out of the park. The phone was an update to the MicroTAC and StarTAC line in basic conception, but pushed boundaries even further.

Motorola RAZR clamshell phone

“We knew from learnings about StarTAC that we had to deliver a device that would hold up to everyday life, something that you could always depend on, and at the same time be something that you wanted to share and show off,” said Motorola to Android Authority.

What the MicroTAC started, surely the RAZR finished.

The RAZR, which was announced in July 2004 and went on sale later that year, was slimmer than any other device at the time. It also boasted a fresh, futuristic design. It was smaller (3.9 inches tall) and lighter (99g) than many competing models. Though the $600 price point caused many to balk, Motorola went on to sell more than 130 million of the original V3 variant.

Motorola believed “there should be no compromise for the user, big screen, large keyboard, and great battery life, all in something that was unbelievably small and compact. At its core, RAZR was able to blend aspects that were clearly Motorola and make it look futuristic at the same time. We were able to put people’s notion of what the future would be into their hand.”

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The rest, as they say, is history. What the MicroTAC started, surely the RAZR finished. The original RAZR ended production in 2007, after the debut of the original Apple iPhone. It wasn’t too long before Apple’s device upended the industry and largely ended the popularity of flip, folding, and clamshell phones as we knew them.

Full circle

Once the iPhone made its mark, originality in phone design declined. Nearly the entire market consolidated around the slab-style phone — which is why the last six months has been fascinating to watch unfold, literally.

Samsung Galaxy Fold half folded on table

Clamshells of the late 90s and early aughts featured small-ish screens on one half, and a number pad with controls on the other half. Samsung and Huawei have introduced phones this year that have folding screens. The Galaxy Fold opens up like a book to reveal a large screen within, while the Huawei Mate X unfolds more like a pamphlet. These devices take advantage of the latest in screen technology, but, as evidenced by the Galaxy Fold, the tech may not be ready just yet.

What’s important here, however, is the innovation. Just like the MicroTAC did 30 years ago, the Galaxy Fold and Mate X represent an exciting paradigm shift.

“The foldable technology being shown and envisioned today is extremely exciting,” noted Motorola. “Beyond just being very cool tech, the innovation behind the new form factor allows manufacturers to design phones in entirely new ways, which will lead to new ways of using smartphones most can’t even imagine today.”

Samsung suffered a setback, however, when early review units began to fail. The company recalled the devices and delayed the launch while it investigates. Huawei hasn’t delayed the launch of its foldable phone, at least not yet.

Huawei Mate X Foldable Phone Hands On display

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Does Motorola have a foldable phone up its sleeve? Motorola played it cool. “At Motorola we pride ourselves on innovation,” said the company to Android Authority. “We keep a close pulse on the latest technology and constantly look at ways we can best innovate for our consumers.”

Speaking of pulses, Motorola’s leaked (though definitely not confirmed) folding RAZR reboot is a wonder to behold (if the renders are legit), and just might have quickened the heart beats of phone fans the world over.

Motorola’s third Android One phone might be called the One Vision

Motorola released the One and One Power in 2018, and it looks like another Android One phone is on the horizon. XDA-Developers reported today that the company is working on its third Android One smartphone, called the Motorola One Vision.

The phone is expected to sell as the Motorola P40 in China. Regardless of the name, the phone corroborates a previous report and supposedly features a dual-camera system with a 48-megapixel primary sensor.

According to the report, the One Vision doesn’t take 48MP pictures — the phone defaults to 12MP. That’s due to the octa-core Samsung Exynos 9610 that reportedly powers the One Vision.

Samsung confirmed to XDA-Developers that the Exynos 9610 is capable of multi-image processing with no post effects at up to 108MP at 8fps. That breaks down to 48MP at 18fps, which is below the 30fps needed for Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL). That means it’ll take longer for the One Vision to take a 48MP picture relative to a 12MP picture.

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As it relates to the camera, Motorola is reportedly working on two new features — Video 3D HDR and Long Exposure, the latter of which should help in low-light situations. We don’t know what “3D HDR” entails, but we might learn more about the feature over time.

Elsewhere, the One Vision reportedly features a 6.2-inch display with Full HD+ (2,520 x 1,080) resolution and a cut-out for the selfie camera, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of storage, a 3,500mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie out of the box.

According to XDA-Developers, the One Vision will be available in Latin America, China, and other international markets. No exact launch timeframe or pricing were provided, though the phone will be available in blue, gold, and possibly other colors.

NEXT: Moto Z4 render suggests Moto Mod support, in-display fingerprint sensor

Deal: Get the Moto G6 for just under $100 if you also get Google Fi service

Google Fi deal on the Motorola Moto G6.

If you’re in the market for an affordable smartphone, we have good news — you can pick up the Motorola Moto G6 for just $99 through Google Fi. This might be a fire sale, since the newer Moto G7 is also available through Fi and unlocked through various retailers.

Keep in mind that you must activate the Moto G6 on Fi within 30 days of shipment. If you don’t activate the phone within those 30 days, you’ll automatically be charged an extra $150 to make up the difference between the discounted and regular prices.

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The good news is that the Moto G6 is a “Designed for Fi” phone. That means the phone takes advantage of Fi’s cellular network switching and other network features.

To recap, the Moto G6 on Google Fi features a 5.7-inch IPS display with Full HD+ (2,160 x 1,080) resolution, dual rear 12- and 5-megapixel cameras, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, and a 3,000mAh battery. There’s a second version with 4GB of RAM and double the storage.

You can pick up the discounted Moto G6 at the link below. The phone is available in Blush and black.

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Deal: Get a Motorola Moto X4 on Google Fi for only $149

If you’re looking to join Google Fi, you want to do whatever you can to buy a “designed for Fi” device. This small list of devices allows you to fully take advantage of Google’s wireless service, including access to seamless network switching, free Wi-Fi hotspots, RCS texting, and a free VPN service.

However, most Google Fi phones are pretty expensive. But not today! For a limited time, there’s a Google Fi deal that gets you a brand new Motorola Moto X4 for only $149, one of the cheapest prices we’ve ever seen for the device.

The only catch to this Google Fi deal is that you must activate the Moto X4 on a Google Fi account within 30 days of purchase. While that might be a deal-breaker for some, this is a Google Fi deal, so it’s to be expected.

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However, the fine print for the deal says this: “There is no minimum activation period needed to be eligible for the discount.” That means you could ostensibly buy the device, activate it on Google Fi for a month, cancel service, and keep the device at the $149 price. We’re not saying you should do that, but Google’s terms state that you could if you wanted.

The Motorola Moto X4 ships with Android One, which means it runs a close-to-stock version of Android. It also means it will get updates at a faster pace than many other devices. For example, the Moto X4 is already upgradeable to Android 9 Pie.

Click the button below to grab this Google Fi deal while it lasts!

Moto G7, G7 Play, and G7 Power: Price and release date (Update: Pre-order now)

When the Motorola Moto G first arrived in 2013, there were few phones like it. It was affordable, but had reasonably powerful specs, something few other budget phones could match. Now the Lenovo-owned brand is back with a refreshed G series. These four affordable phones include many of the core Motorola features we’ve come to love, like an ambient display and easy-to-master hand gestures.

The new family consists of the Moto G7 Play, the G7 Power, G7 Plus, and the Moto G7. The four share many features, but each targets a slightly different market segment based on screen size, camera capabilities, battery life, and, of course, price.

Here’s what you need to know.

Moto G7 release date

The Moto G7, G7 Power, G7 Plus, and G7 Play will be sold all over the world.

Brazil and Mexico got all four phones first starting on February 7, 2019. Europe was slated to get them next, but the United States snuck in before them with pre-orders opening on February 22, 2019.

Moto also plans to sell the phones in Australia, India, the Asia Pacific, and throughout much of Latin America. Specific release dates in these markets are unknown, other than that we can expect them sometime in the spring.

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Moto G7 price and availability — U.S.

The Moto G7 family will set you back between $199 and $299 in the U.S. Unfortunately, the Moto G7 Plus won’t available here.

  • Moto G7 Play — $199
  • Moto G7 Power — $249
  • Moto G7 — $299

You can pre-order the Moto G7 starting February 22, 2019, from Motorola’s online site, B&H Photo, and Best Buy.

You’ll be able to get the Moto G7 unlocked from other retailers such as Walmart and Amazon soon. It will also reach several prepaid carriers including Google Fi, Republic Wireless, and Ting.

 

The Moto G7 Power will be sold by T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Cricket Wireless (as the Moto G7 Supra), Consumer Cellular, Republic Wireless, Ting, and Xfinity Mobile. Shortly after it hits carriers, the G7 Power will go on sale unlocked through Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart, and Amazon.

The G7 Play will be sold by Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Republic Wireless, and Ting. Like the others, it will be sold unlocked by Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart, and Amazon eventually as well. Exact timing on all these releases will depend on the carrier and retailer in question.

Moto G7 price and availability — Global

Aside from Brazil and Mexico, we don’t have any firm details on when or where the Moto G7 series will arrive to the rest of the globe. Pricing also remains mostly unknown outside the U.S., though the Moto G7 Plus will start at 299.99 euros (~$341).

We’ll be sure to update this post as we learn more about the exact Moto G7 pricing and availability for each region.

What do you think, are you interested in ordering the Motorola Moto G7, Moto G7 Power, or Moto G7 Play? Let us know!

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This week in Android: Budget phones abound!

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This week, Motorola announced a trio of budget phones which run the gamut from pretty, to beefy, to svelte. Additionally, Nokia returns to the shores of the U.S. with a new offering on Cricket Wireless. This phone won’t blow you away in terms of specs, but our reviewer really likes what this phone has to offer. We also have a new modular phone with a rugged streak from Doogee.

Also, we took the top 50 projects that Google has cancelled over the years and ranked them. From iGoogle, to Google Reader, and of course including the Nexus line, Google has given us — and taken away — some great products over the years. It’s an extensive list, but well worth the read.

Finally, we confirm a myth we all suspectedwe compare the two wearables in an epic showdown, and Huawei stumbles against the U.S. Government… again.

Here are your top stories for the week

1:30 – Motorola Moto G7 series hands-on: A fine family

We go hands-on with a trio of new Moto budget phones. Motorola is attacking the space with some stylish looks and a 5,000mAh battery.


12:40 – Nokia 3.1 Plus review: A return to form for a beloved brand

Not to be outdone, Nokia is back in the U.S. through Cricket Wireless. Nokia really resonates with consumers, and this phone tugs at all the right heart strings.


22:10 – 1080p vs 1440p: How much does 1440p really affect battery life?

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL display front

There is an ongoing debate about 1080p vs 1440p and the battery life that comes with it. Finally, our testing labs have numbers to back up the speculation.


31:40 – Fitbit Versa vs Apple Watch Series 4: Which smartwatch is right for you?

Chief wearables nerd, Jimmy Westenberg, compares two of the more popular wearables on the market today. Which one is right for you?


38:25 – We ranked 50 failed Google products from best to worst

Google does love to work on things and then kick them to the curb. But what were the best projects that have shuffled off their mortal coil?


Meanwhile, here are some stories we couldn’t cover on the podcast

Doogee S90 review: The James Bond phone?

Doogee S90 Review Screen

Mods aren’t just for Moto any more. The last of our budget phones, Doogee has a new rugged phone that you can expand with modules like a night-view camera, or extra battery.


Renders of very tall Sony Xperia XA3 show tiny chin, but huge forehead

Sony seems to have forgotten one half on the phone when designing its latest near-bezel-less phone. But at least it forgot the correct half.


Read this detailed description of an FBI sting on Huawei during CES 2019

If you were on the fence about whether Huawei was a “good company” or not, this FBI sting might plant you firmly on one side of the fence.


Huawei MateBook 13 review: A beautiful, premium laptop targeting Apple’s MacBook Air

Huawei MateBook 13 review

In case you want to give Huawei a second (or third, or fourth) chance, maybe you can try out its latest laptop!


40MP shootout: Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Nokia Lumia 1020

It was only a matter of time before we put the OG 40MP camera up against the latest 40MP camera from Huaweil. Does the Lumia 1020 still have it?


Who wants to win an Honor View 20?

This week, we’re giving away a brand new Honor View 20Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!

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Moto G7 series: Everything we know so far

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In this post, which will be updated regularly, we take a closer look at the latest rumors surrounding the upcoming Motorola Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power, and G7 Play.


Motorola is gearing up to announce the Moto G7 series, which will consist of four phones: Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power, and Moto G7 Play. Although the company hasn’t officially shared anything about the devices so far, we think we know quite a bit about them thanks to the many leaks over the past few months.

Here’s what we know so far about the Moto G7 series.

Moto G7 series: Release date

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The nitty-gritty

  • The Moto G7 series is expected to make its debut on February 7 in Brazil.
  • The phones will likely make their way to the U.S. a month or so after their reveal.
  • However, it’s possible that not all Moto G7 models will be released stateside.

The Moto G7 series could be just around the corner. Motorola has sent out invites for a press event taking place on February 7 in Brazil, where the devices are expected to be announced. Although the invite doesn’t specifically mention any of the Moto G7 handsets, we’re almost certain they’ll make their debut at the show.

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The Moto G6 series was also revealed in Brazil last year, which is a very important market for the company. But the phones were announced in April, which means Motorola could be speeding things up this year for some reason.

Like the Moto G6, the Moto G7 phones will likely go on sale in Brazil (and maybe a few other markets) soon after their reveal and will make their way to the U.S. around a month or two later. However, there’s no word if all four Moto G7 phones will be released stateside or just a few. As a reminder, the Moto G6 and G6 Play were released in the U.S., while the Plus model was not.


Moto G7 series: Specs and features

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The nitty-gritty

  • The Moto G7 and G7 Plus could come with 6.24-inch displays and dual-camera setups at the back.
  • The Moto G7 Power may pack a massive 5,000mAh battery.
  • The Moto G7 Play is rumored to be the smallest device in the series, with a display measuring 5.7 inches.

Motorola Brazil accidentally listed the entire Moto G7 range on its website, revealing more or less everything about the devices. The Moto G7 is expected to sport a 6.24-inch Full HD+ display and pack the Snapdragon 632 chipset along with 4GB of RAM under the hood. The device may come with a dual-camera setup on the back featuring 12 and 5MP sensors and an 8MP selfie snapper up front. The battery is said to come in at 3,000mAh, which is rather small based on the size of the device.

Other specs and features include 64GB of expandable storage, a near-stock version of Android 9 Pie, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. There’s no IP rating of wireless charging, which isn’t too surprising based on the price of the device. However, a headphone jack will likely be included as well.

The G7 Plus will be the best and most interesting phone in the upcoming series.

As you can tell by its name, the G7 Plus will offer more than the standard version of the device. It should be powered by the Snapdragon 636 chipset and feature 16 and 5MP cameras at the back. Motorola Brazil’s website didn’t reveal anything about the front-facing camera, but other rumors suggest it will come in at 12MP.

Like the Moto G7, the Plus model will also come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, but there’s a good chance additional memory variants will be available. The phone will also feature the same display and battery.

Overall, the Moto G7 and G7 Plus look to be minor improvements over their predecessors in terms of specs, which was to be expected. According to the details we have, the phones will sport larger displays, newer chipsets, and presumably better cameras. Megapixel count doesn’t tell us much, so we’ll have to test out the cameras to see just how much better they really are.

  Moto G7 Plus Moto G7
Display 6.24-inch Full HD+ LCD 6.24-inch Full HD+ LCD
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
Camera Rear: 16MP with f/1.7 aperture and 5MP with f/2.2 aperture

Front: 12MP

Rear: 12MP with f/1.8 aperture and 5MP with f/2.2 aperture

Front: 8MP

RAM 4GB (base) 4GB
Storage 64GB (base) 64GB
Battery 3,000mAh 3,000mAh
Expandable storage Yes Yes
Software Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie
Dimensions 157 x 75.3 x 8.27mm
172g
157 x 75.3 x 7.92mm
174g

The Moto G7 Power and Play are expected to offer a little less in the specs department than the other two models. The G7 Power is said to sport a 6.2-inch display, while the one on the Play version may be smaller at 5.7 inches. Both might offer HD+ resolution, which is a step down from the Full HD+ panels of the Moto G7 and G7 Plus.

The G7 Power is rumored to pack the Snapdragon 630 chipset under the hood, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. Staying true to its name, it could come with a massive 5,000mAh battery, which should be good for around two days of use. Other specs could include a 12MP rear camera, an 8MP selfie snapper, and the latest version of Android.

Rumors suggest the Moto G7 Play will sport the same chipset as the Power model and will feature the same 8MP selfie snapper as well as 32GB of storage. However, it will possibly offer a smaller 3,000mAh battery, a higher resolution 13MP camera, and only 2GB of RAM — although it’s possible a variant with more RAM will also be available.

  Moto G7 Power Moto G7 Play
Display 6.2-inch HD+ display 5.7-inch HD+ display
Chipset Snapdragon 632 Snapdragon 632
Camera Rear: 12MP with f/2.0 aperture

Front: 8MP

Rear: 13MP with f/2.0 aperture

Front: 8MP

RAM 3GB 2GB (entry-level)
Storage 32GB 32GB (entry-level)
Battery 5,000mAh 3,000mAh
Expandable storage Yes Yes
Software Android 9.0 Pie Android 9.0 Pie
Dimensions 159.4 x 76 x 9.3mm, 193g 147.3 x 71.5 x 7.99m, 149g


Moto G7 series: Design

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The nitty-gritty

  • The Moto G7 phones might look a lot more modern than their predecessors.
  • The Moto G7 and G7 Plus may come with thin bezels and a waterdrop notch.
  • The Moto G7 Power and Play will follow the same design language but could feature thicker bezels and larger notches.

Renders of all four Moto G7 phone have leaked, leaving little to the imagination. They show that the devices will have a more modern design than their predecessors, mainly due to thinner bezels and, therefore, higher screen-to-body ratios.

The Moto G7 and G7 Plus may look extremely similar, featuring a waterdrop notch seen on devices like the OnePlus 6T. The curved back of the devices will likely be made of glass and feature a circular camera module, according to the renders. It looks like it protrudes out of the body of the devices quite a bit, which is something not everyone will like, but I find it to be quite appealing.

A render apparently showing the Moto G7 Plus.
A leaked render apparently showing the Moto G7.

The Moto G7 Power and Play follow the same design language as the other two devices, although they don’t look quite as premium. Their bezels are larger all around, and the same goes for the notches. The back camera modules are a bit different as well, as you can see in the images below.

A render purportedly showing the Moto G7 Power.
A render of what is said to be the Moto G7 Play.

The folks at 91Mobiles managed to obtain hands-on images of the Moto G7 (see below), though it’s worth noting the device in the photo looks more like the bigger Moto G7 Plus — check out the flash module at the back and compare it with the render above. Regardless, the images tell the same story as the render and also reveal that the device will — in addition to red — be available in black. More colors may be revealed at launch.

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Moto G7 series: Price

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The nitty-gritty

  • The Play model is rumored to cost 150 euros, while the Power variant could retail for 210 euros.
  • Moto G7 and G7 Plus pricing is unknown, but we expect them to cost around the same as their predecessors.

Last year’s Moto G6 retailed for $250/250 euros, while the G6 Play went for $200/200 euros. The Plus model was not released in the U.S. but it was available in Europe, where it launched with a price tag of 300 euros (~$340).

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Pricing for the Moto G7 series has not been made official yet, but rumors have it that the Play model will retail for 150 euros, while the Power variant will set you back 210 euros. This may translate to $150 and $210 for the U.S. market, just like last year with the G6 phones — although this hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Pricing for the Moto G7 and G7 Plus hasn’t leaked yet, but we expect the phones to cost around the same as their predecessors. It’s possible Motorola will raise the prices a bit, but probably not by much. The company has to be careful not to price itself out of the market — especially with the Plus model — as consumers can get a device like the Pocophone F1 with the Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6GB of RAM for a little more than 300 euros.

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We’ll update this page as soon as we hear more to keep you up to speed with all the latest. In the meantime, let us know what you think of the upcoming phones in the comments below.

Motorola’s website leaks all of the Moto G7 phones

A leaked render apparently showing the Moto G7. MySmartPrice

We know what the Moto G7 series might look like. We know what the Moto G7 series might cost. At this point, the only thing left is for Motorola to unveil the mid-range smartphones. Motorola Brazil’s website accidentally did just that last night, as spotted by CNET en Español.

The leak confirms the Moto G7’s waterdrop-style notch at the top of the display, along with the reduced bezels on the top, bottom, and sides. It also confirms the retention of the headphone jack, which you can find next to the USB-C port on the bottom of the phone.

The leak also reveals the Moto G7’s specifications. According to the Motorola Brazil website, the Moto G7 features a 6.24-inch display with Full HD+ (2,270 x 1,080) resolution, dual rear 12 and 5MP cameras, an 8MP selfie camera, Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 632 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 3,000mAh battery.

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Funny enough, Motorola Brazil’s website also leaked the Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power, and Moto G7 Plus. All of the phones mostly feature the same specs, save for lower-resolution displays on the Moto G7 Play and Power, the huge 5,000mAh battery in the Moto G7 Power, and the slightly-beefier Snapdragon 636 and 16MP primary rear camera on the Moto G7 Plus.

Because these leaks came from Motorola Brazil’s website, we don’t entirely doubt their validity. That said, Motorola hasn’t yet officially announced the Moto G7 phones, so take any leak with a grain of sale.

The leak didn’t mention pricing details for the Moto G7 series. That said, a previous leak alleged that the Moto G7 Play might start at around $170 in most of Europe. The Moto G7 Power might start at around $238 in most of Europe.

Deal: Get the Motorola Moto X4 for almost $200 off

Deal on the Motorola Moto X4

The Motorola Moto X4 might not be the newest phone around, but it’s still a good choice for the budget-conscious. That choice got even better with B&H’s deal, which almost takes $200 off the Moto X4.

B&H already applies an instant savings of $170 at checkout. Make sure to click the coupon above the giant Add to Cart button, since the coupon takes an additional $25 off the Moto X4. The instant savings and coupon bring the Moto X4 down to $224.99.

As a bonus, B&H throws in a free Republic Wireless SIM card kit when you buy the Moto X4. Also, keep in mind that this is the version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

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To recap, the Moto X4 features dual 12- and 8-megapixel rear cameras, a 16MP selfie camera, a 5.2-inch display with Full HD resolution, Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 630 processor, a 3,000mAh battery, and a headphone jack. The Moto X4 received its Android 9 Pie update in December 2018, but the phone is unlikely to receive Android Q.

That said, the Android One version that B&H offers will get another year of security patches.

If you’re not looking to spend that much on an updated Android smartphone, take a look at the Moto X4 at the link below.