Honor 8 will be updated to Android 7 Nougat (with EMUI 5.0) in February

It looks like the Honor 8 will become the first Honor-branded smartphone to be officially updated to Android 7 Nougat. Huawei (Honor's parent company) confirmed via e-mail that the handset will get Nougat in February 2107 - in about two months' time.

The Nougat update will also include EMUI 5.0, Huawei's latest custom launcher. EMUI 5.0 brings plenty of improvements, including an app drawer, enhanced notification shade, a better power management system, and the ability to use different profiles in parallel.

Select users can already test a beta build of Android Nougat with EMUI 5.0 on the Honor 8, but it seems that, for now, this is happening only in the UK (see this Honor Community link for more details).

Officially released in the US back in August, the Honor 8 is currently available for $100 off its original prices: $299 (32 GB model) and $349 (64 GB model). The handset is sold unlocked via most major retailers, and is fully compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile. In case you haven't done it yet, you should check out our Honor 8 review to find out more about the device.

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  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. KingSam

Posts: 1519; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Where is it sold for $250? I see it for $280 the least and average $300

2. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

Feb 2107!? Well that long enough.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22797; Member since: May 28, 2014

Hey Florin, February 2107 is 90 years from now, not 2 months. I have absolutely no idea what operating systems will be around by then, but I'm reasonably sure it won't be Android 7 Nougat.

4. yalokiy

Posts: 1124; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

According to xda, in India, people started to receive stable android 7 on honor 8 already.

5. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

That's good news. I'm curious as to why iPhonearena hasn't covered the release of the Honor Magic.

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