At the death of last week, we reported that the Huawei Honor 8 had been scheduled to start receiving the OTA update to Android 7.0 Nougat Monday this week.
Well, the first batch of Honor 8 users is already receiving the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update on their devices. This information has been made public via Huawei Mobile Japan, the same unit that recently teased this update. Now, Huawei Mobile Japan took to its official Twitter account to confirm the latest update for the Honor 8, but keep in mind that this update is only available to those units that were meant for the Japanese market.
Even though Huawei Honor has not made any confirmation about this update coming out to all Honor 8 phones, it is expected to do this in the coming days. Still, it had been previously rumored that Huawei Honor 8 will begin receiving the Nougat treat somewhere in February, which could remain true as far as U.S. and other markets are concerned.
Those who have seen the Huawei Mate 9 in action should already be familiar with the new EMUI 5.0 skin, if not, be ready for some nifty changes to the software. Also make sure that you have enough storage space on your Huawei Honor 8 as the update is a little heavy, weighing close to 2GB (1.97GB). In addition to storage space, downloading the OTA update requires an internet connection. Considering the size of the update, you may want to connect your Honor 8 to the internet via a Wi-Fi hotspot, otherwise, get an unlimited data package.
According to the Japanese wing of Huawei Honor, the update to Android 7.0 Nougat should be complete in about a month’s time. This means that not all owners of the Huawei Honor 8 will be receiving the update at once. This will also be the case when the worldwide rollout begins, although it is not known when this will actually be. We’ll follow up the matter and let you know when this happens. Stay tuned!