UK variations of the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 at the moment are receiving Google’s Android Oreo replace, some 5 months after their unlock.
The replace appears to be restricted to the United Kingdom at this time, although the United States and wider fortify are most likely within the coming weeks.
Why the lengthen? Apparently, there have been some insects with the replace, which held issues up. Huawei – the landlord of Honor – has now it appears mounted these types of problems, so there’s no reason why the replace received’t be to be had in additional markets quickly.
You’re nonetheless caught with Huawei’s EMUI 8.zero for the handset’s UX, however you’re going to get all of the Android Oreo goodness as soon as the replace lands, together with lots of energy optimisations, picture-in-picture fortify, and enhancements to safety and total efficiency.
You additionally want to remember that Oreo remains to be no longer to be had at the overwhelming majority of Android telephones in circulate (about 1% in overall, in step with the newest Android Developers figures). Nougat, in the meantime, now accounts for round 28% of all Android telephones.
With this in thoughts, the truth that Honor customers are ACTUALLY getting Android Oreo may be very important – you’re within the 1%. Congrats!
With Google’s Project Treble making inroads inside of more moderen handsets, this fragmentation downside that has plagued Android since day one must reduce within the coming years. It received’t cross away totally, because it’s handiest to be had on more moderen telephones, however its impact, in the end, must yield first rate effects.
It’s only a topic of time; the extra Project Treble telephones there are, the fewer Android fragmentation there shall be. Sadly, the VAST majority of Android telephones in circulate presently DO NOT fortify Treble. And this implies it’ll be a minimum of 2022 sooner than we in truth begin to see tangible effects from the venture.
Basically, if you are within the Android house and you wish to have well timed updates, you HAVE to make use of a Pixel Phone.