Huawei honor 8-7

Honor is rolling out EMUI 5.0, based on Android Nougat to the Honor 8 for those who signed up for its beta program. Honor teamed up with the folks at XDA Developers to recruit the beta users on November 7, and now the 60-or-so selected applicants can test an early version of the software before its official release.

EMUI 5.0 has already been seen on the Huawei Mate 9 (Huawei owns EMUI and the Honor brand) and includes a new design inspired by the colors of the Aegean Sea, tighter security and the ability to add an app drawer to the home screen – for those who prefer a more traditional Android setup.

See also:

Android 7.0 Nougat review: an Android version for Android fans (Update: what’s new in Android 7.1?)

April 14, 2017

In our Honor 8 review, we found some aspects of the software experience to be frustrating, but were pleased to learn of Honor’s commitment to delivering updates and new features every three months for the first year.

There’s no indication of when the final software might roll out to over-the-air to the Honor 8, but we’ll keep you informed.

Scott Adam Gordon
Scott Adam Gordon is a European correspondent for Android Authority. Originally from the UK, Scott has been tinkering with Android phones since 2011 and writing about them full-time since 2014. He now lives in Berlin with three roommates he never sees. Befriend him on Twitter and Google+ at the links.
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