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.

Related phones

  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. iczer

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

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

2. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 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.

3. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

My p9 lite still waiting for nougat since January.

4. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

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

9. mikehunta727 unregistered

What are you talking about arte8000?

5. WPX00

Posts: 512; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

IT HASNT STARTED? I couldve sworn the P9 I tried out in the store here in ID had Nougat.

6. spoks

Posts: 46; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

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

7. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

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

10. Hwp9u

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 25, 2017

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.

8. spoks

Posts: 46; Member since: Jun 01, 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.

11. gsc2000

Posts: 1; Member since: May 23, 2017

All baloney linkbait. Zero in p9 updates made available by huawei. Just lots of rumours so Waste of time waiting. Google phones all the way next time. Everyone else wastes your time and money with lies and false promises. It is nearly half way into 2017 and still on a6.

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