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Honor 8 starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update

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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.



Thanks, Danidin!

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posted on 20 Jan 2017, 05:16

1. danidin (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 May 2014)


You welcome

posted on 20 Jan 2017, 05:42

2. keithtae (Posts: 539; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


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

posted on 20 Jan 2017, 06:18

3. Jay030281 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jan 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

posted on 20 Jan 2017, 07:54

4. libra89 (Posts: 905; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)


Wow, nice!

posted on 20 Jan 2017, 07:58

5. SmartPhoneMobiles (Posts: 85; Member since: 16 Oct 2016)


Why p9 doesn't tried amd nothing..

posted on 20 Jan 2017, 08:13

6. sissy246 (Posts: 3929; Member since: 04 Mar 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.

posted on 20 Jan 2017, 12:20

7. salvo (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Jan 2017)


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

posted on 20 Jan 2017, 18:13

8. ali17chin (Posts: 17; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


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

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