We’ve been hearing a lot of news regarding Honor 8 not receiving Android 8.0 Oreo based EMUI 8.0 update. Few publication said it will get features but not the update and few said it wont receive anything. But on 7th Feb, A Honor Official confirmed on Honor Club Thread that the update is in development for Honor 8.
A Honor Official, Mergo Liu posted that the company is working on the update and will bring out soon. As the hardware of every smartphone varries, its taking sometime but it will surely arrive. Cleaning out the false news noting Honor 8 wont be updated to EMUI 8.0.
if we talk about the specification and hardware of the Honor 8, the HiSilicon 950 SoC(4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex A53), 4Gigs of Ram and Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. The specs are quite compatible to handle Android 8.0 and being a flagship, Huawei should cater the update for the last time. Also, the post says as their are different regional versions of the Honor 8, the support and features might not be same too. It can varry.
Being a Honor 8 user myself, I am eagerly waiting for the Android 8.0 based EMUI 8.0 update. Still, if you don’t like waiting and want to test Android Oreo on your Honor 8 right now, headover to XDA OpenKirin AOSP 8.0 ROM thread to try out. But the ROM is very very unstable and many things dont work and function, totally not suggested for Daily use. Also, We will keep you updated once we have more information about the update! Stay Tuned!