Honor 7X gets Face Unlock, AR lens, more in new update
by Plamen Dimitrov / Jan 30, 2018, 6:26 AM
Perhaps the most important addition of this patch is Face Unlock. Earlier this month, Honor promised to enhance the 7X with this biometric authentication feature before the end of Q1 2018, so it's nice to see it introduced in such a prompt manner. Also included is a tool that can hide the contents of your lock screen notifications. Both of these functionalities can be accessed by going to Settings -> Security and privacy.
Those of you who like to take selfies will be happy to know that the update includes a new AR lens mode for the front camera. As you've probably guessed, the mode will allow users to add different Snapchat-like effects and filters to their photos. Last but not least, the update also introduces the Android security patch for January 2018.
According to tech blog The Android Soul, the patch is currently rolling out to units in China. There's no word on when other markets will receive it, but with a bit of luck, we should see it in the US and other countries within the next couple of weeks.
via The Android Soul
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Meanwhile the US Mate 9 sits forgotten.
posted on Jan 30, 2018, 6:35 AM 0
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Yes. I had to manually update mine to Oreo. It was not that hard but it really should not be necessary. My experience with the Mate 9 has been great however due to the lack of timely updates i'd most likely look elsewhere for my next upgrade.
posted on Jan 30, 2018, 7:15 AM 0
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