Honor 8 starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update with EMUI 5.0 globally

Before the scheduleHonor 8 smartphone starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update globally. Earlier Huawei confirms the list of its smartphones getting Android Nougat update. Honor has been beta testing the Android Nougat update for the Honor 8 for the past few months. Last week, the stable update was commenced for Japan users only, now Android 7.0 Nougat is pushed to Honor 8 in other countries as well. As expected, the update includes EMUI 5.0, which made its debut along with the Huawei Mate 9.

What’s New
  • Ability to run different profiles in parallel – switch effortlessly between their professional and personal lives.
  • Machine learning enables EMUI 5.0 to dynamically optimize processing resources by analyzing the user’s behavior over time and prioritizing frequently used apps.
  • EMUI 5.0 comes with improved capabilities and flexibility around security. For example, the user can ensure specific apps stay ultra-secure with such features as App Lock.
  • EMUI 5.0 also features a more intelligent power management system, with a selection of power saving modes so you can manage your device’s battery consumption more easily.

This update weighs in at around 2.27GB. When it was rolled out for Japan users, the size of this update was around 2GB but in global rollout the size is big, so there might be more stuff included in the international update. Aside from the usual Android 7.0 Nougat changes, the update contains some system optimizations, stability improvements and better app versatility. Android 7.0 Nougat update is an incremental rollout, so it will take a few weeks to propagate to all Honor 8 devices across the globe.

If you’ve haven’t yet received the Android 7.0 Nougat update, it’s probably time to check your phone. To manually check for a firmware update, you can follow below steps-

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap on System update.
  • Check for updates.

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