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.
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.