Huawei reveals which of its models will be updated to Android 7.0; two high-end phones are left out

Huawei reveals which of its models will be updated to Android 7.0; two high-end phones are left out
Huawei has released a list revealing which of its models will be receiving the update to Android 7.0 along with EMUI 5.0, which is the manufacturer's user interface. While the beta version of the update has already been received by some Huawei devices, the stable version of the OS will be first disseminated to the Huawei P9 and the Huawei Mate 8 sometime in Q1 of 2017.

The rollout will continue a few weeks later with the Huawei P9 Plus, the Huawei P9 lite, the Huawei Nova and Huawei Nova Plus. You might have noticed that a pair of last year's high-end models do not appear on the list. Unless things change, or this list turns out not to be complete, the Huawei P8 and the Huawei Mate S are not going to receive Android 7.0.

Launched April 1st 2015, the P8 is powered by a home-grown Kirin 935 chipset with an octa-core 2GHz CPU. It features 3GB of RAM with 32GB/64GB/128GB of native storage on board. The Mate S was launched September 15th of 2015 with the Kirin 935 chipset under the hood. 32GB/64GB of internal storage is available.

At first blush, we don't see any reason why these two models shouldn't be updated. A similarly spec'd Motorola DROID Turbo 2 with an octa-core 2GHz CPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of native storage will reportedly be updated to Android 7.0.

If you own the Huawei P8 or Huawei Mate S, you might be feeling a little left out right now. Huawei hasn't given any reason for the pair's omission from the list and perhaps there is a chance that this can be reversed.

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source: AndroidAuthority

Related phones

  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2680 mAh
Mate S
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh



1. Rydsmith unregistered

A Chinese company not updating its flagships, color me shocked and amazed.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Those phones aren't that good anyway lol.

10. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

In my opinion you're wrong. P8 is a very capable phone and Mate S was first with force touch. At least one of the models. The poor short term support is the main plague in Android society. And I'm not speaking as Apple fan. All Android OEM's keep in the best case 2 years of support and this is short term. That's why Apple fans are right for the support and fragmentation of Android society.

3. fyah_king unregistered

My moto z just got Nougat last night.

5. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

What do you expect from this Hawawa or Huawei whatever! Another Chinese company!

7. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Just the third largest smartphone maker in the World.

6. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

P8 GPU doesn't support OpenGL 3.1 just like the Snapdragons that won't get Nougat, coincidence?

8. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

My Mate 8 is rock solid with 6. If/when 7 is released, I'll just browse XDA a while. If it is stable, I'll update it. If not, I'll just leave it with 6. I did the same thing with my Mate2.

11. may_czos

Posts: 957; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Moto Droid Turbo 2 has Snapdragon 615 which features more modern Adreno 405 GPU that supports newer OpenGL and OpenCL protocols. Kirin 930/935 sports ancient Mali-T628 GPU from 2012 (!) which doesn't support Vulkan API.

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