Android 8.0 Oreo was unveiled on August 21. Following the same, a few smartphone makers such as BlackBerry, Nokia, HTC and Sony confirmed that their devices will be upgraded to the latest iteration of the operating system.
The Android 8.0 Oreo will be pre-installed in some of the upcoming flagship smartphones. Also, those smartphones launched in 2015 or earlier will mostly not receive the Android Oreo update. But there are custom ROMs those can be installed unofficially so that users of such phones can get to relish the goodness of the latest version of Android.
XDA Developers comprises of the biggest community collection of the custom ROMs for Android 8.0 Oreo. Those at the community are constantly updating the devices that have the AOSP Oreo and Lineage OS 15 ROMs on a regular basis. Some ROMs may not function in the same way as the stable ROMs.
The Asus ZenFone 5, Motorola Nexus 6, LG Nexus 5, OnePlus One, Sony Xperia SP, Xperia TX, Xperia T and Xperia V, Xiaomi Red mi Note 3 (Snapdragon variant), Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 5, Mi Max, Samsung Galaxy S6, and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 are some of the devices that are ready to get the AOSP Oreo, Even the OnePlus 5 will get the same on an experimental basis.
The Lineage OS 15 ROM is available for models such as ZenFone 2 Laser, ZenFone Selfie, LeEco Le Max 2, HTC One M8, One M8 Dual SIM, Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus, Moto G, Moto X (2014), Moto E (2015), Moto G (2015), Moto G5 Plus, OnePlus X, OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3 and 3T, Sony Xperia M2, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4, Mi 5S, Mi 5S Plus, Mi 4C, Redmi 3 and Yu Yunique.
The stable version of the update is now being rolled out to select devices such as the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6X, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL. The first ones to be preinstalled with the latest version of the OS will be the upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. These smartphones are rumored to arrive with a slew of new features those will not be included in the existing iteration of Android 8.0 Oreo.