There is no complete data regarding the sales of the Huawei P8 Lite (2017), but we are sure that it is one of the best selling devices of 2017. Thousands of units of this device has been sold every day in the past few months months, and now the handset, launched with Android Nougat out of the box, is officially getting the first beta of Android 8.0 Oreo. It is not an OTA update and it is the first beta build of Oreo for this device, so don’t expect a stable firmware suitable for daily use. Further, the beta update to Android Oreo is actually available only for Chinese users who adhered to the beta testing phase.
In China, Huawei P8 Lite (2017) has been released as Honor 8 Lite, so if you own the Honor 8 Lite, you can install this update. Through this new firmware, the company brings support to Project Treble. Thanks to Project Treble, the operating system gets split into two frameworks: one with the Android core OS and one with the company’s customisation. In this way, Huawei will be able to release its upcoming updates in quick and easy manner.
Obviously, the update contains all the core features of Android Oreo, and it is customized with EMUI 8.0. In case you don’t know, LineageOS team has already released a custom ROM for Huawei P8 Lite (2017) / Honor 8 Lite based on Android Oreo 8.1. If you do not want to install the official beta of Android Oreo but want to use the stable LineageOS ROM based on the latest version of the operating system, just head to this link and you will find all the information about it and its download links. Note that NFC does not work in this version.