Waiting for Android 7.0 Nougat on your Honor 8? It’s coming by February 2017

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When it launched over the summer, the Honor 8 shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Now the phone is getting ready for its first major software update. Although not too specific, we know when Honor 8 owners can expect Android 7.0 Nougat to be sent to their devices.

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A spokesperson for the Honor brand tells Talk Android that the Honor 8 will receive Nougat by February 2017. Huawei’s EMUI 5.0, too, will be bundled with the latest version of Android. Owner of the Honor 8 will be greeted by a major visual change because of Nougat and EMUI 5.0 arriving together.

The following are additional items being included:

  • 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 features such 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.

If you’d like to know exactly what Google introduces with Nougat, a full changelog was put together in August.

We’ll let you know exactly when Nougat goes live on the Honor 8 so that you can start checking for the software update.


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.