Google launched its 2017 software operating system Oreo last year. It has now been over five months since Android 8.0 Oreo was introduced for public use. However, Android Oreo is still taking its own sweet time to debut on smartphones. It no longer appears that Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 smartphone owners will have to wait. According to a report published by Phandroid, Huawei-backed Honor is planning on rolling out the OS to Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 devices. In fact, many variants across the world have already begun receiving the same.

There’s a catch to this, which is the availability of the update regarding the region. “The catch here comes in the form of the region of which these devices are seeing the update, as it seems things are limited to the UK at first. Unfortunately, there was no mention or confirmation as to whether this update would be making its way to more and more regions,” notes the Phandroid report. Regardless of what the reports suggest, it seems highly unlikely for Honor to not introduce Oreo to additional handsets once they are done sorting out bugs.

Notably, Android Oreo has launched on Honor 9 and 9 Pro smartphones only after Huawei began the roll-out to devices like Mate 9 in the U.S. market. As far as the features are concerned, one can expect the usual stuff like Picture-in-Picture mode, speed enhancements and more. Readers are advised to note that you won’t receive access to the “stock” version of Android as it is built of Oreo-based on EMUI 8.0, Huawei’s latest version of its software overlay. The Chinese technology giant hasn’t commented on the roll-out as yet. There is no particular mention on exactly when all the devices will receive the update.


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