Huawei’s Honor 6 is now officially receiving the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. As it stands, Indian users of the gizmo are already enjoying OTA updates of the latest OS.
Google officially unveiled Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system towards the end of last year. It has taken over three months for this operating system to come to this device, but as it seems, this is a norm with most Android OEMs. Many of them, including flagship makers such as Samsung and Sony, have been accused of taking ages when it comes to rolling out updates to devices’ operating systems.
At the moment, users of the Honor 6 will start receiving this new update depending on the regions or carrier in use. The update will be rolling out slowly, so don’t panic just in case you find that your device hasn’t received the update yet.
Though late, it seems Huawei’s recent partnership with Google with respect to Nexus 6P is bearing fruits. The Honor 6 is one of the company’s best products, which was announced back in 2014. The phone comes with a decent screen size of 5.0 inches, boasting IPS LCD capacitive technology and has a screen resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels. With this kind of resolution, the Honor 6 manages a pixel density of 445ppi.
To make the screen experience a little bit more enjoyable, Huawei added the multi-touch feature that allows using up to 10 fingers at once. However, it comes with the older Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, which is still decent.
When first released to the public in August 2014, the Huawei Honor 6 came in with Android 4.4.2 KitKat. However, it was later upgraded to 2014’s Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Now that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the new OS in town, Huawei has started pushing this new OS to this device. With the much-hyped performance improvements that Android M brings to the fold, we expect to see a better-performing Honor 6 once the upgrade is over.
This is true because the phone is also equipped with cut-neck performance specs that include an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 920 chipset that can clock a maximum speed of 1.7GHz, a Mali-T624MP4 GPU, and a 3GB RAM and expandable onboard storage of 16GB for the base model and 32GB for the premium model. On the rear is a 13MP snapper with an f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash and autofocus whereas the front-facing snapper has a 5MP lens with an f/2.4 aperture.
Huawei is the third leading seller of smartphones in the world. The Honor 6 is not the only phone that has been waiting for this update. Hopefully, the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow will also find its way to other Huawei devices.