Honor 8 to Get Android 7.0 Nougat Update in February 2017

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After much anticipation from Huawei consumers, the company has finally revealed it plans to begin rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat updates to its respective smartphone devices. Huawei’s currently most reputable smartphone, the Honor 8 has been reportedly announced to receive the Nougat update with the company’s EMUI 5.0 interface in the first quarter of next year.

According to one report, the update is likely to bear some features such as split-screen multitasking and quick replies which are all based on the company’s EMUI skin. Another peculiar feature that comes with the update, is a user’s ability to run two different profiles whilst switching between them with ease.

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What’s more, the machine learning on the EMUI 5.0 skin also allows for users to be able to prioritise applications, for the allocation of resources, on the basis of observing user’s behaviour over time.

Other features like the App Lock simply allows a user with advanced security for the applications their phones. Furthermore, the update also brings along several power saving modes that help users to save battery life. Particularly, the EMUI 5.0 which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat is now being made available in the market alongside the Huawei Mate 9.


Even though the company is still yet to make an announcement regarding when it will start rolling out the update to its Honor phones, we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed. Just a few weeks ago, Huawei declared that its Huawei Mate 8, Huawei P9, Huawei P9 Plus, Huawei P9 Lite, Huawei Nova, and Huawei Nova Plus smartphones are all going to receive the Nougat update in the first quarter of 2017 as well.

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