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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  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Huawei Emotion UI


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