Nine released Honor devices to run on Oreo: Honor 8 a surprise inclusion, Honor 6X snubbed
A lot has been said about the Honor 8 and its software update future. The company marketed the flagship as one set to receive two years of updates and, a short while ago, apparently reneged on that promise, with Honor staff claiming the device would not receive the update to Oreo due to hardware and software limitations. Fans of the company didn't take kindly to that, however, as an online petition requesting for the update was launched a few days ago. That may or may not have had an effect, as Huawei staff on the company's official forum has confirmed that the Honor 8 is one of nine Honor devices that will run on Android Oreo.
According to the source, an Honor representative, the nine devices are the Honor 8, Honor V8, Honor 9, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 7X, Honor V9, Honor V10, Honor 8 Lite, and Honor Note 8. Of course, a few of these—the Honor V10 and Honor 9 Lite—were launched with Oreo, so they aren't scheduled for the update.
Apart from the Honor 8, a surprise inclusion is the Honor V8, as it was launched during the first half of 2016, which may mean that a similar Huawei device, the Huawei P9, also receives an update to Oreo. A surprise omission, however, is the Honor 6X, as the mid-range device was released in October 2016, just 15 months ago. Also missing is the Honor 9i that was released in October and sold in other markets as the Huawei Mate 10 Lite or Huawei Maimang 6.
While these devices are billed for the update, some of them may not get all the features that come with EMUI 8.0, due to hardware limitations.