03-01-2018 12:34 PM
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  1. libra89's Avatar
    It has been reported that the Honor 8 isn't getting Oreo (Android 8.0).

    Honor fails to keep its promise, the Honor 8 will not get Android 8.0 - Phone Arena

    Does this change how you feel or felt about the phone or are you indifferent? Thoughts?
    Guytronic likes this.
    01-15-2018 08:55 PM
  2. jasonandrews25788's Avatar
    I always respect companies that update it phones as promised, so yes this will change my mind and what I think of honor.
    Morty2264, pete690 and libra89 like this.
    01-15-2018 08:59 PM
  3. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    This is sad news. Can't get the update due to hardware and software limitation. Limitation of what?
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-16-2018 04:05 AM
  4. wcavaliere88's Avatar
    This is sad news. Can't get the update due to hardware and software limitation. Limitation of what?
    I agree, it seems the 7x will receive the update. The 8 still has higher specs so that wouldn't make sense.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-16-2018 07:11 AM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    I sometimes do not mind if I don't get the latest updates; but in this situation, I do. It's too bad, as the Honor 8 is only about 18 months old; and therefore well within its 2-year lifespan to receive updates. That and the fact that it's not really a super old iteration makes it a tougher pill to swallow.

    It won't make me change my mind about the phone and Honor - I still love my Honor 8 - but I'm definitely disappointed. And a little confused.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-16-2018 07:55 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    It has been reported that the Honor 8 isn't getting Oreo (Android 8.0).

    Honor fails to keep its promise, the Honor 8 will not get Android 8.0 - Phone Arena

    Does this change how you feel or felt about the phone or are you indifferent? Thoughts?
    Honor doesn't keep their update promises. Just look at the 5x. So not surprising

    Also coincidentally Huawei mate 10 pro was dropped by att. I am sure that had nothing to do with it.
    Guytronic likes this.
    01-16-2018 08:04 AM
  7. ebrandwein's Avatar
    That will definitely impact my decision to purchase another one of their products. The inability to get timely software updates in Android handsets is the biggest problem the platform faces.
    Morty2264 and djrakowski like this.
    01-16-2018 08:47 AM
  8. Djlarocca's Avatar
    Pretty disappointed in this news. Will definitely think twice before buying another honor device. Anybody know the best way to contact the company so we can vent our frustration at them?
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-16-2018 09:35 AM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    Pretty disappointed in this news. Will definitely think twice before buying another honor device. Anybody know the best way to contact the company so we can vent our frustration at them?
    Apparently one Twitter user had asked the question directly to Honor and they answered... So you could try that route as well.
    01-16-2018 09:38 AM
  10. Phi1's Avatar
    If true this is extremely disappointing news, coupled with the very slow security updates. I'm still on August patch, my wife has a 2 year old P8 lite and seems to get regular updates and has December patch downloaded. I'm expecting January any day. I don't think I will be getting another Honor which is unfortunate as I do like the phone itself
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    01-16-2018 10:04 AM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    If true this is extremely disappointing news, coupled with the very slow security updates. I'm still on August patch, my wife has a 2 year old P8 lite and seems to get regular updates and has December patch downloaded. I'm expecting January any day. I don't think I will be getting another Honor which is unfortunate as I do like the phone itself
    You're right, it is very disappointing news. Older phones are getting the updates - or phones released within the same time period - and the Honor 8 is left out. Very unfortunate. I agree: I love the phone itself but I'm disappointed in the company.
    djrakowski likes this.
    01-16-2018 10:18 AM
  12. X1tymez's Avatar
    That will definitely impact my decision to purchase another one of their products. The inability to get timely software updates in Android handsets is the biggest problem the platform faces.
    Yeah. Not sure if they're doing this to other products.

    Hmmmm decision...
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    01-16-2018 11:35 AM
  13. djrakowski's Avatar
    That will definitely impact my decision to purchase another one of their products. The inability to get timely software updates in Android handsets is the biggest problem the platform faces.
    I couldn't agree more... on Android, there's only one choice if you want timely updates, and that's Pixel... even then, Google doesn't promise updates for nearly as long as Apple.

    These issues may not matter much to the general public, but they should... security is critical and Google needs to fix this problem.

    Other OEMs seem to be avoiding the requirement to incorporate Project Treble into their new releases by releasing with Nougat then quickly updating to Oreo, so there's little hope that this situation will be remedied any time soon.
    Elky64, ebrandwein and Morty2264 like this.
    01-16-2018 02:14 PM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    I couldn't agree more... on Android, there's only one choice if you want timely updates, and that's Pixel... even then, Google doesn't promise updates for nearly as long as Apple.

    These issues may not matter much to the general public, but they should... security is critical and Google needs to fix this problem.

    Other OEMs seem to be avoiding the requirement to incorporate Project Treble into their new releases by releasing with Nougat then quickly updating to Oreo, so there's little hope that this situation will be remedied any time soon.
    Agreed. I don't care much for having "tweaked or improved features (unless you're talking about battery life; but even then, I can usually take it or leave it);" but I draw the line at security. Security updates are crucial; especially with viruses, malware, and hacking becoming ever more prevalent. Sure, you can be careful, but you need more than just an awareness. You actually need the improved software to defend your product that you spent your hard-earned money on.
    01-16-2018 02:34 PM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    Yeah. Not sure if they're doing this to other products.

    Hmmmm decision...
    Honor 5x is much worse off. Still on marshmallow.
    Guytronic likes this.
    01-16-2018 05:54 PM
  16. X1tymez's Avatar
    Honor 5x is much worse off. Still on marshmallow.
    This might push me to Sony Xperia XA2. We wait and see if the news is fake or real. Hehe
    01-16-2018 06:46 PM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    Honor 5x is much worse off. Still on marshmallow.
    Wow, seriously? That's awful!!
    01-17-2018 08:11 AM
  18. worldspy99's Avatar
    Honor 8 was a superb device. Shame that Huawei is not going to update it to Oreo.
    Also besides OS updates, Huawei/Honor is terrible with putting out the security patch updates as well.
    I am definitely leery of purchasing any new devices from Huawei.
    libra89, Guytronic and Morty2264 like this.
    01-17-2018 11:25 AM
  19. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    This news only affects to people who uses the same phone for 2+ years. If you change phone every year then this doesnt impact you whatsoever. Although I agree with security updates. if they can't do 2 big os updates, the least they can do stay up to date with security updates.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-17-2018 07:33 PM
  20. curlychris's Avatar
    As I still have one year left of my 2 year contract, I am certainly disappointed at this news, especially as I was looking forward to the update in the next couple of months as previously confirmed from Honor's CEO. The update issue in general really does Honor a disservice when they produce such good hardware for the money and from this thread looks like it's going to lose the company a fair number of what might otherwise be loyal customers when it comes to choosing their next phone.

    But trying to be philosphical about this, since I have another year and 7 days to go, does the Honor 8 still perform with Nougat? Well, yes - it's still snappy to use, battery life is still really good, I have no hiccups with connections, it's still in great condition. It still does everything I wanted from it whan I bought it last year - but I do now feel a bit of a love/ hate relationship with it following this news. (Let's hope it's 'fake' and the CEO actually had the right info for a change!!)
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-19-2018 04:00 PM
  21. Morty2264's Avatar
    As I still have one year left of my 2 year contract, I am certainly disappointed at this news, especially as I was looking forward to the update in the next couple of months as previously confirmed from Honor's CEO. The update issue in general really does Honor a disservice when they produce such good hardware for the money and from this thread looks like it's going to lose the company a fair number of what might otherwise be loyal customers when it comes to choosing their next phone.

    But trying to be philosphical about this, since I have another year and 7 days to go, does the Honor 8 still perform with Nougat? Well, yes - it's still snappy to use, battery life is still really good, I have no hiccups with connections, it's still in great condition. It still does everything I wanted from it whan I bought it last year - but I do now feel a bit of a love/ hate relationship with it following this news. (Let's hope it's 'fake' and the CEO actually had the right info for a change!!)
    I agree with you: my Honor 8 still runs really well with Nougat - it's not like I have any complaints with its performance - it's just a bummer that it won't get Oreo.
    01-20-2018 12:04 PM
  22. dpham00's Avatar
    This news only affects to people who uses the same phone for 2+ years. If you change phone every year then this doesnt impact you whatsoever. Although I agree with security updates. if they can't do 2 big os updates, the least they can do stay up to date with security updates.
    The honor 5x wasn't well supported even for 1 year
    01-21-2018 03:28 PM
  23. Morty2264's Avatar
    The honor 5x wasn't well supported even for 1 year
    It only got about a year's worth of support/updates? Bummer.
    01-21-2018 03:32 PM
  24. dpham00's Avatar
    It only got about a year's worth of support/updates? Bummer.
    It did not get quarterly updates at any time as promised by Huawei , although it did get one or two updates.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-22-2018 01:07 PM
  25. Morty2264's Avatar
    It did not get quarterly updates at any time as promised by Huawei , although it did get one or two updates.
    Oh wow! That's awful!
    01-22-2018 01:27 PM
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