Leaked video shows Android 7.0 Nougat update for Huawei Mate 8

Huawei doesn't yet have a smartphone running Android 7.0 Nougat available on the market, but that's likely to change soon once the Mate 9 hits shelves.

Obviously, the Mate 9 won't remain the only Huawei smartphone powered by Nougat for too long, as the Chinese company plans to deploy the update to more high-end devices in the coming weeks.

One of the first smartphones to receive the Nougat update could the Huawei Mate 8. The last year flagship phablet is still stuck on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but, hopefully, Huawei will release the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update by the end of the year.

As a matter fact a new report certainly points to that direction. XDA forum user somboons found an official build on Huawei's servers and was able to download it on its Mate 8. The files have been zipped and up for download on XDA, so if you have the Mate 8 you might want to visit the thread we've linked below.

To make things even more tempting for those who own the Mate 8 and don't want to wait for Huawei to release the update, a video showing the Android 7.0 Nougat running on the Mate 8 has been posted too.

The changes Huawei implemented are obvious, as you can notice by watching the video. The EMUI has been updated to version 5.0 and the camera app has been tweaked for a better, smoother experience.

Since the update is already stored on Huawei's servers, it's likely that the Chinese company will kick-off the rollout very soon.

Related phones

Mate 8
  • Display 6.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Huawei Emotion UI


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