The Honor 6X may not receive Android Nougat and EMUI 5 in March as originally thought

Earlier this month, we received an email from Huawei (Honor's parent company) that the Honor 6X would be getting the update to Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 this coming March. This came as very exciting news considering the fact that Huawei's take on Android with EMUI 4.1 (based off of Marshmallow) is getting to be rather long in the tooth these days. However, after a recent update from Huawei, it looks like that email we received about the Android Nougat update for the Honor 6X was in reference to review units of the smartphone that we currently have our hands on. 

What does this mean for consumers? Honor is still planning on releasing the Nougat/EMUI 5 update to the 6X at some point in the first half of 2017, but you aren't guaranteed to receive the new software in March like we originally posted. Honor is likely working as fast as they can to get the update out to consumer handsets as fast as possible, but the first half of 2017 means that the update might not officially land up until some point in June. We'll likely get a more exact release as Honor gets closer and closer to releasing it to the public, but until then, the first half of 2017 is as clear as we can get.

Even with that being the case, the Honor 6X still has a lot to offer in its current form. The software may not be the most pleasing user experience around, but in our full review for the phone, we said that the 6X is, "a strong contender for one of the better mid-range handsets you can buy right now."

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh



1. mike2959

Posts: 699; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Every day we read update another delay on Android updates. Another story on delays. The attraction was Google phones getting updated first. Heck that doesn't even happen with the V20 getting the latest first. The power management is still terrible after 2 project whatever's that we're supposed to handle it. We still have the nay sayers that say the iPhone doesn't multi task. Well I was listening to Amazon, and working on a spreadsheet. Oh wait. That's not "true multi tasking".

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 626; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

The day iPhones become as cheap as Android phones while retaining the update benefits, Android dies. This is ridiculous of these manufacturers making excuses.

3. checkmymike

Posts: 222; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Its a dream that would never happen.

4. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

Still not gonna pay $900+ for an iPhone, nothing more than the cost of the OnePlus 3t on a phone, never!

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