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Honor 8 scheduled to get Nougat and EMUI 5.0 update in Feb. 2017
The Huawei-made Honor 8 smartphone has turned out to be one of the most popular unlocked devices released in 2016. However, the phone launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Today, Huawei sent out notices to media outlets informing them that the Honor 8 is scheduled to get its OS upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat sometime in February 2017.
In addition to the Nougat update, the Honor 8 will also get the EMUI 5.0 upgrade that same month. This step up from the phone’s EMUI 4.1 version will bring a number of new features along with it. Huawei claims that it will include machine learning feature that will look into the use of the phone by the owner. This will be used to optimize processing resources by prioritizing frequently used apps.
EMUI 5.0 will also allow the Honor 8 to run different user profiles. In other words, you can switch between a work profile on the phone and your more personal one quickly. The new version will also include improvements for security, including something called “App Lock” that is suppose to make specific apps more secure. Finally, EMUI 5.0 will have a number of different power saving modes to help extend the Honor 8’s battery life.
There’s no word on when exactly the Nougat and EMUI 5.0 update will be released during the month of February for the Honor 8, but we will keep you posted when more information on a specific rollout date is revealed.