In the previous month, Honor CEO George Zhao had confirmed that the company will be releasing Android 8.0 Oreo update for Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro. However, when an Honor 8 user enquired about Android 8.0 Oreo’s arrival, she was told that the company won’t be releasing the Oreo update for it.
According to Honor India, the Honor 8 will not be receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update because of “hardware and software limitations.” However, Honor is yet to make an official announcement on it. It could be a statement from an ill-informed social media representative. Hence, our readers are advised to wait for an official from Honor.
we can understand your concern. However, we regret to inform you that Honor 8 is not compatible for Android Oreo update due to hardware and software limitations. We always work for our customers and we are really glad to have you as an Honor customer. Inconvenience is regretted.
— Honor India (@HiHonorIndia) January 15, 2018
The Android 8.0 Oreo along with EMUI 8.0 has been made available for Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro in December. In the same month, the Oreo EMUI 8.0 update was also brought to Honor 9 and Honor V9 Pro. The update will be soon coming to other handsets like Honor 8 Pro, Honor 8 Lite and Honor 7X. Zhao had also claimed in the previous month that “some other Honor smartphones” will be treated with Android Oreo without mentioning the names of the phones.
Launched in July 2016, the Honor 8 features a 5.2-inch FHD display, Kirin 950 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and it was made available in 32 GB and 64 GB storage models. The handset has already received Android 7.0 Nougat + EMUI 5.0 update. It has a dual camera setup that includes a pair of 12-megapixel sensors and it has a selfie camera of 8-megapixel. It includes a 3,000mAh battery.