Lenovo has unveiled when you should expect to receive an update to Android 8.0 Oreo if you own one of three of its models. We’re talking about the K8, K8 Plus, and K8 Note. All of these are going to be upgraded to the latest version of the OS, and for mid-range handsets that’s definitely good news.
On the other hand, the release timeline for the updates is so far into the future that it’s almost comical. According to the Chinese company, the K8 should get Oreo in June 2018, while the K8 Plus and K8 Note will receive the same treatment a month later, in July of next year.
So if you own any of these phones, you still have around eight or nine months to wait to be graced with an update that has been running on Google-supported devices since August. By the time Oreo reaches the K8 family, it will be at least ten months old. And if Google sticks to its usual schedule, in August of 2018 Android 9.0 should be out.
Why it’s taking Lenovo this long to update phones that run near stock Android is a good question, but not one we can answer right now. It’s also good to know that for now there are no other Lenovo devices slated to receive Oreo at all, so from that point of view K8 owners should be considered lucky.