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Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 pick up Android 8.0 Oreo update

One of the leaders for mid-range Android phones is Honor, and while the company's latest devices include the Honor View 10 and Honor 7X, two of its older handsets – the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 – are now getting welcome upgrades to Android Oreo.

With Oreo, you'll find your standard array of goodies, such as picture-in-picture, snappier boot times, faster performance, notification dots, and plenty more. On top of this, Honor is also improving its Smart Tips feature to provide better recommendations about how to get the most of your phone.

You'll also find that the Settings page now only has 11 options to choose from instead of the daunting 28, and there's also 60 new emojis to check out with Oreo's new style for them.

Oreo is first coming to the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 in the United Kingdom, but it's expected that the update will expand to other countries soon after.

If you own either of the two phones, what are you looking forward to the most in Oreo?

Oreo rolling out to unlocked Huawei Mate 9 in the U.S.

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

7 Comments
  • Sorry for commenting on this article a bit off topic, but do you guys have any ideas on when Oreo will be coming to carrier version of lgv30+ (sprint specifically) any information would be greatly appreciated. I can only find bits and pieces that are pertaining to Korean and unlocked versions.
  • Bravo Huawei, You're beating Samsung at this!
  • No Oreo for Honor 6x. They had promised earlier but have gone back on it. So i would hold on to any kudos as of now!
  • Im happy for Honor users but don't get it how come the Huawei p10 plus not getting Oreo yet...
  • Februari was mentioned, it is a bit of a niche device. A beta of Oreo has been running for the P10, so it's happening sooner then later!
  • Well, update time
  • Not seeing it yet on my Honor 9. Had a few security updates over the last couple of weeks, with the latest January update coming through yesterday. Maybe these are pre requisites for the Oreo update.