Huawei boasts world-class hardware design, but it still has a way to go when it comes to software. The good news is Huawei is working on improving its software experience, at least when it comes to timely and consistent updates.
After launching a Marshmallow beta program in several countries, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has now commenced the Android 6.0 rollout for the Honor 7 in India. There’s a slight catch: users who want a fast update need to request it via an online form available here. Users will have to enter their device’s IMEI number, current software vision, email address and phone number.
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Provided this info is entered correctly, the OTA update will hit the registered device within 48 hours. This is definitely a novel way to handle OTAs – a dedicated app would have been much easier for users – but it’s good to see that Honor is trying to appease early adopters who want new features as soon as possible.
It’s possible that Honor will use this enrollment method in other countries as well, though for now the update appears to be available in India only.
The Honor 7 launched in India in October. In our review, Krystal loved the phone’s great battery life, camera, display, and fast fingerprint scanner. Hopefully, the Marshmallow update will help with the weak points of the device – inconsistent gaming performance and a subpar user interface.