Lenovo has today confirmed that it will roll out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its three smartphones — Lenovo K8, K8 Plus and K8 Note.
The company has also revealed the timeline for the update. The Lenovo K8 will be the first smartphone to get the latest Android version update, in June next year. Update for the Lenovo K8 Plus and K8 Note will be rolled out a month later, i.e. July 2018.
This new information revealed by the company also confirms that other than these three devices, no other smartphone from Lenovo will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update.
Lenovo has confirmed that the company is already working on the Oreo update and the process is “in progress”. The company has not cleared whether the phones will be upgraded to 7.1 Nougat for now, or they will skip it altogether and move directly to Oreo.
Currently, these three smartphones — K8, K8 Plus and K8 Note are running on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. Considering the timeline, there is still a lot of time before the smartphones get the Oreo update.
This is surprising given that the smartphones run on stock Android and should not take such long for the company to roll out updates.
By the time Oreo reaches the Lenovo K8 series, it will be at least ten months old. Looking at the timeline for the Android version launch, Google could launch Android 9.0 in August 2018.
Recently, Motorola — which is a sub-brand of Lenovo, had confirmed that it is working to upgrade 12 smartphones to Oreo very soon. This includes Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Play Droid, Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z2 Force Edition, Moto X4, Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S, Moto G5S Plus, and the Moto G4 Plus.
Other smartphone companies, including HMG Global (Nokia), OnePlus, HTC, among others, have already announced their plans regarding the Android Oreo update.