Honor 8 to receive Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 starting February 10


Honor promised back in December that it will push Android 7.0 Nougat (with EMUI 5.0) to its Honor 8 flagship sometime in February. A beta version of the update has been available for Honor 8 users in the UK for a few months now, but the final build won't be released until tomorrow.

The Chinese company recently confirmed it would start rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the Honor 8 on February 10. The update will be pushed in stages, but by the end of the month, all Honor 8 devices should be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Keep in mind that even if this is a global rollout, some countries will get the update first. It would make sense that Honor 8 devices in the UK to receive the update first since this is where the beta build was tested, but other countries might get it at the same time, including the United States.

Honor 8 won't be the only smartphone launched by the Chinese company in the United States that will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat (with EMUI 5.0). Honor 6X has been confirmed to receive a similar update sometime in the first half of 2017. This is exciting news for Honor fans, right?

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6 Comments

1. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I've heard good thing about EMUI 5.0, so this may push me over to get and Honor 8. But the Axon 7 looks great too and they just got nougat. But the big mobile convention is at the end of February, so who knows what goodies will come out there. I hate technology. Especially when I can't decide what to buy.

2. Ren_Gonzalez

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 29, 2016

It took them long enough, but you know what? I'm about to buy the Honor 8 anyway!

6. libra89

Posts: 2298; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

You might be surprised and get it already. I have heard reports of people who bought Honor 8s recently and were surprised with the update!

3. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 926; Member since: May 07, 2014

Mine would probably probably get the official release in Huawei customer service center. It was already running the beta though, and it worked great.

4. danidin

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2014

5. libra89

Posts: 2298; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Looking forward to it!

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