Android 7.0 Nougat coming to the Huawei Honor 6X in March

Huawei’s “Xtra ordinary” Honor 6X was released in October 2016 and promised powerful performance at an absurdly low price of $249. One important feature, however, that was missing from the spec sheet was the latest and greatest operating system from Google, as the Honor 6X sadly was released with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But now things are looking up as Huawei just announced that Android 7.0 Nougat will come to the Honor 6X in March.

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Huawei has been trying to have a bigger presence in the U.S. for a while now. From their combined effort with Google on the Nexus 6P, to their flagship Mate 9, which just recently became available in the U.S., it’s been slow-going for the Chinese manufacturer. The Honor 6X is Huawei’s latest attempt to woo American buyers with some strong specs in a very affordable package.

Coming in at only $249, the Honor 6X runs on a midrange Kirin 655 processor, a generous 3340mAh battery, microSD support for expandable storage, and a dual-lens camera system at 12 MP with the second lens running at 2 MP and acting as a depth-of-field detector. The software, however, left much to be desired with older versions of both Android 6.0 Marshmallow instead of Nougat, and Huawei’s software EMUI 4.1 instead of version 5.0. It was another confusing example of a manufacturer still using a previous OS even though the new version had been out for testing months prior.

Huawei had originally given a “coming soon” response in regards to updating to Android 7.0 Nougat, but from an email sent to Android Police we now know that March is the confirmed timing. Along with Nougat, Huawei will also update the Honor 6X to EMUI 5.0 with a version “based on consumer feedback,” however we don’t yet know what specifically that means for the software experience.

We will keep an eye out for any new information if it comes up, but for those of you with or wanting the Honor 6X it won’t be much longer before you can enjoy Android 7.0 Nougat!

Source: Android Police


About the Author: Kevin Arnold

Kevin has been obsessed with technology ever since the days of playing with commands in MS-DOS. As a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied a combination of New Media Programming and Photography, Kevin lives in New York City where he works as a photo retoucher. His first "smartphone" was the good old LG Voyager with its slide-out physical keyboard. The first Android device Kevin owned was the now-infamous HTC Thunderbolt, which he still has in a drawer somewhere. Currently rocking both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Kevin has a (un)healthy obsession with phones and has owned more than he can remember. When he's not shopping for a new phone, Kevin enjoys lots of food and wine, video games, astronomy, and the Big Apple.