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Global rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Huawei P9 starts in March

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Global rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Huawei P9 starts in March
Huawei's last year flagship, the P9 is still running Android Marshmallow almost one year after its launch. Although the handset maker promised to bring Nougat to the P9 as fast as possible, not many have been able to try out the new version of the OS.

Originally slated for an early 2017 release, Android 7.0 Nougat for Huawei P9 has been delayed until the end of Q1. Huawei has already pushed Android 7.0 Nougat to the P9 in December, but only in China.

After introducing its new flagships, the P10 and P10 Plus, which are running the new EMUI 5.1, Huawei announced it would begin the global rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 to the P9 in Q1 2017.

Since March is the last month of the first quarter, Huawei P9 owners should expect to receive the long-awaited update in the next few weeks. Naturally, the global rollout of the update will take some time to reach all devices, so some P9 users might not get EMUI 5.0 and Android 7.0 Nougat in March.

Besides the usual Android 7.0 Nougat changes and the new EMUI 5.0, we're also expecting Huawei to include the latest security patch released by Google.



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posted on 02 Mar 2017, 15:34

1. iczer (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Oct 2015)


I received my nougat update last year on my Xperia XZ and this thing will get it just in March? LOL!

posted on 02 Mar 2017, 16:16

2. p51d007 (Posts: 282; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


I'm JUST starting to get the 7 update on the Mate8, and it's been a PITA to get it.
Huawei phones are built well, but boy are they SLOW on updating.

posted on 02 Mar 2017, 17:54

3. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 May 2014)


My p9 lite still waiting for nougat since January.

posted on 02 Mar 2017, 18:46

4. Z..... (banned) (Posts: 355; Member since: 01 Feb 2017)


Are you not worried about the 10% battery drain..?

posted on 02 Mar 2017, 23:48

9. mikehunta727 (Posts: 837; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


What are you talking about arte8000?

posted on 02 Mar 2017, 18:55

5. WPX00 (Posts: 399; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


IT HASNT STARTED?

I couldve sworn the P9 I tried out in the store here in ID had Nougat.

posted on 02 Mar 2017, 19:28 1

6. spoks (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


just got the update last night on my Huawei P9 here in the Philippines.

posted on 02 Mar 2017, 19:30

7. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Oh. How's the performance? I'm waiting as well

posted on 4 days ago, 17:27

10. Hwp9u (Posts: 1; Member since: 4 days ago)


Perf is better than before. No issues so far.

Have it since 1. Third of January, had to use "hi care" app to get Update that early.
Got an update in February to sec update from January.

posted on 02 Mar 2017, 19:45

8. spoks (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


its smoother actually as compared to marshmallow. I can really see and feel the difference. also the notification system, I think its consistent now. Not like before that there were times when it just doesn't show up.

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