It seems that Huawei is now preparing to release the Android 7.0 Nougat for its Honor 8 handset. We remind you that the company has mentioned in the past that the Honor 8 will receive the Android 7.0 Nougat sometime in February 2017 along with the EMUI 5.0, but according to new information, this will happen a bit faster than expected.
According to Huawei Japan, the Android 7.0 Nougat along with the EMUI 5.0 rollout will start on January 16, 2017. Keep in mind that the over-the-air update is released in phases, which means that some users might get it right away, while others will receive it in a few days or even weeks. However, the company has mentioned that in about one month, all Honor 8 devices in Japan will run on Android 7.0 Nougat.
The Android 7.0 Nougat file size for Huawei Honor 8 has 1.97GB and it will be released for all unlocked versions of the handset. In other words, even if the Android 7.0 Nougat will be released in Japan starting next week, customers from the United States will most likely have to wait until February 2017 for it.
Huawei is asking the Honor 8 owners to back-up their personal data before updating to the new operating system. At the same time, the users will need to make sure that they have enough battery left on their handset before they start the updating process, so that there won’t be any interruptions.
The Android 7.0 Nougat will bring some new features to the Honor 8, but Huawei has mentioned that along with them there will also be added some system optimizations, better application versatility and stability improvements.
Hopefully, the Android 7.0 Nougat will be released for the Huawei Honor 8 devices from more countries in the next couple of weeks.