Huawei Honor 8 is receiving a new OTA update in the U.S. This update comes at a time when the company is almost ready to release the Honor 9, the successor to this impressive phone.
The Honor 8 came with a bunch of flagship features that were topped by a dual-lens 12MP+12MP camera. Even though it had Android Marshmallow out of the box, the handset was among the first Huawei phones to join the new Android 7.0 Nougat bandwagon. This OS came with lots of goodies to the device, but it also brought a fair share of its own woes.
If you have been having any performance issues on your Huawei Honor 8, you can’t miss out on this update. It’s huge and weighs a massive 815MB. It doesn’t bring the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but its size says it all. The OTA is based on Android 7.0 and given that the only other extra it carries is the latest Android security patch for the month of April, you can expect lots of performance enhancements and bug fixes once you install this update.
Since this OTA update is still based on Android 7.0 Nougat, the software version will also remain on the same EMUI 5.0 skin that came with Nougat. But if you are one of those who have been suffering from an issue where the microphone wasn’t available for use when on Google Assistant, Voice Recorder or Camera apps, this update is here to solve your problem. There are obviously more issues it fixes, but the full changelog is not yet out.
Since it’s huge, make sure that you’ve connected your Huawei Honor 8 to a Wi-Fi hotspot before you proceed with downloading and installing the update. Also keep the battery at 50% of more, even if means connecting it to a power source the whole time. The update is rolling out gradually and as such, some units will have to wait for a few days before receiving the OTA notification. Alternatively, you can do a manual update by going to Settings>About phone>Software updates.