Unlike a lot of the budget options that we've seen, the Honor 8 runs an incredibly heavy skin on top of the Android OS. The phone features the EMUI user interface, and an update to EMUI 5.0 is now rolling out to the handset. However, this release isn't public just quite yet. Only those who signed up for the Honor 8 beta program back on November 7 have access to the update, meaning that only about sixty or so people will have access to the new software.
What's so special about the 5.0 update though to EMUI? For starters, EMUI 5.0 is based off of Android Nougat, so you're getting access to all of the goodies that come bundled with the latest and greatest from Google. On top of this, the refreshed look and feel to EMUI brings enhanced security features, a reworked color palate, and the option to finally add an app drawer to give the Honor 8 a more traditional stock Android interface.
Honor has yet to announce when the EMUI 5.0 update will be exiting the beta stage and be made available to the public, but assuming there aren't any game-breaking bugs found in the beta, we hopefully shouldn't have to wait too much longer before it gets a wider release.