Honor 8 starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update

Huawei Japan confirmed last week that Honor 8 will start getting Android 7.0 Nougat on January 16, but the announcement only applied to the unlocked units in Japan.

Less than a week after the official release date in Japan, we've received reports that Android 7.0 Nougat is pushed to Honor 8 in other countries as well.

As expected, the update includes EMUI 5.0, which made its debut along with the Huawei Mate 9. Keep in mind though that this is seems to be a fairly sizable update. One of the screenshots we received mentions the update file weighs around 2.27GB in size.

It's worth noting that the same Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Japanese Honor 8 has been confirmed to weigh in at 1.97GB, so there might be more stuff included in the international update.

We don't have a full changelog yet, but Huawei Japan mentioned that aside from the usual Android 7.0 Nougat changes, the update contains some system optimizations, stability improvements and better app versatility.

Since this is an incremental rollout, it will probably take a few weeks to propagate to all Honor 8 devices across the globe. If you've haven't yet received the Android 7.0 Nougat update, it's probably time to check your phone.

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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 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. danidin

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2014

You welcome

2. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

For a moment i thought i was an iphone 7 plus. Omg, gave me a heart attack. Lol

3. Jay030281

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

Just checked for updates, I am now downloading the update. I am in NJ, not that that matters but from everything ive read I was thinking i wouldn't see the update until mid February, Pretty excited

4. libra89

Posts: 2280; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wow, nice!

5. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

Why p9 doesn't tried amd nothing..

6. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I really hate the way dual cameras look , but on this phone they are not bad at all. On other phone they are like boom in your face and that is all you notice.

7. salvo unregistered

a lot of time to wait for it and...my agm x1 is better...

8. ali17chin

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

My older Premium High End Device P8Max still stuck at 5.1. Huawei WTF ?

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