Lenovo has now confirmed that its K8 series of smartphones will get the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update. As per the company website, it will be releasing the Android 8.0 Oreo update for K8, K8 Note and K8 Plus smartphones next year. All of them currently run on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. No other Lenovo devices will be getting the Android 8.0 update.
However, sadly the Lenovo K8, K8 Note & K8 Plus smartphones will only get the update in mid of the year i.e around June and July 2018. While the K8 will get Oreo update in June 2018, the K8 Plus and K8 Note will receive the update a month later in July. Since all these smartphones run on Stock Android which doesn’t take so much time for upgrades, it is still hard to believe that the company is taking so long to roll out the Oreo update.
Post getting the Oreo update, the smartphones will have picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimise a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Android Oreo has other features like including Background limits, installation of apps via APK, over 60 new emojis, notification dots, Wide-gamut colour for apps, Snoozing individual notification, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, WebView enhancements and much more.
Currently, the Lenovo K8, K8 Note, and K8 Plus are priced at Rs 13,999, Rs 12,999 and Rs 10,999 respectively. The Lenovo K8 Plus is exclusively available for purchase via Flipkart, while the Lenovo K8, K8 Note are available on Amazon India for sale.