The Android Oreo 8.0 beta available for the Chinese variant of the Honor 8 Pro, is potentially an indication Oreo will soon be released for versions outside of China.

Google officially announced the release of Android Oreo more than two months ago, but unfortunately, only a small percentage of devices running the OS have actually received the update. Less than 1% of Android smartphones, .02 to be exact, are currently running Oreo.

In the last few weeks, Samsung, Nokia, and OnePlus have all announced beta tests of Oreo 8.0 for some of their devices. Samsung's program for the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus, Nokia's Beta Labs announcement for the Nokia 8, the OxygenOS Oreo Beta for the OnePlus 3/3T and now the Chinese company Huawei will have a beta program for its flagship lineup.

Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 is now available for the Chinese variant of the Honor 8 Pro, which is the Honor V9. Current owners of the V9 must sign up for the program as there are no direct download links available for the firmware. You can find more information about the sign up (in Chinese) here.

The new features present in EMUI 8.0 include navigation bar customizations, ambient display, Smart Resolution feature and improved an improved camera app.

Although Huawei's beta program is limited to the Chinese variant of the Honor 8 Pro, it more than likely indicates a similar beta program is coming in the near future. It was falsely reported that Huawei was planning to have Oreo released for the 8 Pro by the end of this year, but with the firmware still sitting in the beta phase, users should expect to see Oreo sometime next year.

Are you currently using an Honor 8 Pro? Do you plan on signing up for the Oreo beta whenever it's announced from Huawei? Let us know in the comment section below.

Via XDA