Honor 8 to receive Android 7.0 Nougat update starting January 16

Huawei is trying to bring Android 7.0 Nougat to Honor 8 as soon as possible. Despite the fact that the Chinese handset maker confirmed that the smartphone will receive the highly-anticipated update, along with EMUI 5.0, in February, new information points to an earlier release.

Huawei Japan has just announced that it will start deploying Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 to Honor 8 beginning January 16. The update will be rolled out incrementally, so it will reach to all Honor 8 devices in Japan in about one month.

The file size of the update weighs in at 1.97GB and it will be pushed to unlocked versions of Honor 8. Even though Android 7.0 Nougat for Honor 8 will be deployed in Japan starting next week, customers in the United States will probably have to wait until February.

Huawei recommends that Honor 8 owners should back up their personal data before updating, as well as make sure that the phone's battery is at least half charged.

Aside from the usual new features that Android 7.0 Nougat will bring, Huawei also mentions it will add some system optimizations, stability improvements and better app versatility.

Here is hoping that the rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat for Honor 8 will expand to more countries in the next couple of weeks.

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  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
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  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Huawei/honor is getting better and better in both software and hardware.

2. Shubham412302

Posts: 578; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

They give 2 major updates to all the phones even midranges below $200 so honor 8 might even receive android O for sure

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"so honor 8 might even receive android O for sure" Android 0? I guess you meant to say Android 8.

5. danidin

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2014

He meant to say android o. Like the letter o following n.

3. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

Honor and Huawei are the best but they gone expensive so I never buy any of those..

6. Ren_Gonzalez

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 29, 2016

Aww man, and I thought I was excited at first. But hey, I am still anticipated for my delivery for my Honor 8 soon!

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