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Android 8.0 Oreo updates may soon come for several smartphones as their brands are testing devices for the latest Google software. Reports indicate that Samsung and Huawei are currently testing their flagship devices for Android Oreo. Meanwhile, HMD has confirmed many of its smartphones will update to Android Oreo before the end of 2017.

Samsung is currently testing Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ under the firmware numbers G950FXXU1BQI1 and G955FXXU1BQI1, according to SamMobile. Details about the update recently surfaced on the Geekbench benchmark service. Prior reports have indicated that Samsung plans to soon begin its Android 8.0 Oreo beta testing program for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners. There is no word on exactly when the official update will roll out onto devices.

The Huawei Mate 9 smartphone has also been spotted on Geekbench running Android 8.0 Oreo, which likely means Huawei is testing the device of an official update. While unconfirmed, tech blogs suggest the update could hit Mate 9 devices as early as October, in conjunction with the Huawei Mate 10 launch. The Huawei Mate 10, which will be announced Oct. 16, is expected to run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

HMD has been teasing the Android Oreo update for its devices for several weeks, but the rollout has been plagued with delays. However, an HMD executive recently stated that the company is committed to updating the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 to Android Oreo before the end of 2017.

So far, only Google-branded devices, such as the Pixel, Pixel XL, the Pixel C, the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus Player are running Android Oreo. Other Android manufacturers expected to update devices to the new software include LG, Sony, Motorola, HTC, OnePlus and Essential. ​