Honor 8 to Get Android 7.0 Nougat Update in February 2017

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Honor 8 to Get Android 7.0 Nougat Update in February 2017
  • Company hasn't provided a specific date for rollout
  • The update is based on the company's EMUI 5.0 interface
  • Update will bring along different power saving modes

It has taken some time but smartphone manufacturers have finally started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat updates for their respective smartphones. Huawei Terminal's brand Honor has reportedly announced that its Honor 8 smartphone will receive the Nougat update with the company's EMUI 5.0 interface in February next year.

Apart from bringing the Android Nougat features such as split-screen multitasking and quick replies, EMUI 5.0 based on Android Nougat will bring a major overhaul to the company's EMUI skin, as pointed out in a report by 9to5Google. One of the notable changes that will come along with the Nougat update provides users with ability to run two different profiles and switch between them with ease.

Further, the machine learning on the EMUI 5.0 skin allows the phone to prioritise apps, for allocating the resources, on the basis of observing user's behaviour over time, as per the report. Other features such as App Lock allow users with advanced security for the apps on their phone. In order to help users save battery life, the update will bring along several power saving modes along with it. Notably, EMUI 5.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat is already in the market, with the Huawei Mate 9.

However, the company has still not announced a particular date for the start of the rollout for the Honor phones. Earlier this month, Huawei announced that the Huawei Mate 8, Huawei P9, Huawei P9 Plus, Huawei P9 Lite, Huawei Nova, and Huawei Nova Plus smartphones will receive the Nougat update sometime in the first quarter of 2017.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent display
  • Striking aesthetics
  • Powerful performance
  • Very good cameras
  • Good software features
  • Bad
  • No FM radio
  • Single SIM functionality
ProcessorKirin 950
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera12-megapixel
Battery Capacity3000mAh
OSAndroid 6.0
Resolution1080x1920 pixels

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