Honor 6X will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat in the second quarter of the year

Earlier today, Honor announced its third phone that's officially coming to the US: the Honor 6X. The handset is launching on January 15, with pre-orders going live starting tomorrow, January 4.

Unfortunately, just like Samsung's Galaxy A (2017) series and some of LG's new K series phones, the Honor 6X will run Android 6 Marshmallow at launch - despite the fact that Android 7 Nougat has been available since August. Nevertheless, Honor said that the 6X would get an update to Android Nougat, and we now have a time frame for that.

During the phone's presentation at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Honor revealed that it's planning to update the new smartphone to Android 7.0 Nougat in the second quarter of the year. This means as son as April, and as late as June. The update with include EMUI 5.0 - the latest custom interface developed by Huawei, Honor's parent company.

With prices starting at $249 (for the version with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory), the Honor 6X is definitely an option to consider if you're in the market for an affordable unlocked smartphone. You can find out more about the new handset from our Honor 6X hands-on preview (video included).

source: Honor

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1. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

A new phone with an old OS, well that makes lots of sense.

2. Feanor

Posts: 1367; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

By that time we will have developer previews of next Android version and Marshmallow will feel like two generations ago.

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