Huawei Honor 8 has been part of the Android Nougat beta testing program for quite some time now and as it is, the phone will start receiving the stable OTA version of OS starting January 16, which is next week Monday.
According to a press release from Huawei’s Japanese office, it appears that the Honor 8 has been confirmed for the update starting next week, but not everyone will receive the update at once. Instead, the company warns that the OS will be rolled out sequentially, meaning some users will have to wait for days or weeks before they see the OTA notification on their phones.
Other than coming in with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update, the company also notes that users of the Huawei Honor 8 will receive the most up to date EMUI version 5.0. This updated skin brings a number of new features to the Honor 8 when compared to the previous EMUI 4.1.
Since the update is a major one, it weighs about 1.97GB. As a result, it is recommended that once you see the OTA notification, make sure your Huawei Honor 8 is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi, unless you are on an unlimited data package. Also, ensure the battery is at least 50% charged or connect it to a power source before proceeding with the download and upgrade process.
Previous reports had indicated that the Huawei Honor 8 will be updated to Android Nougat somewhere in February. While this is might still be true for some users of the phone, others will have already received the OS weeks before, at least according to this press release.
The company notes that the OS update will also come with optimizations for the system, improved stability as well as better application versatility. We should be able to learn more details about the launch of this OS in other regions if at all the statement from Huawei Japan is to be believed.