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HONOR 8 Pro and 6X to get Android Oreo before the end of 2017

HONOR has confirmed that both the 8 Pro and 6X smartphones will get bumped up to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of the year.

Published onSeptember 6, 2017

HONOR held a fan meetup in India recently, where it chatted with its users regarding the improvements they would like to see on the company’s upcoming smartphones. More importantly, HONOR also used the opportunity to announce that both the 6X and 8 Pro smartphones will be upgraded to the latest version of Android.

The HONOR 8 Pro will get Android Oreo in December, while the 6X should receive it sometime before the end of the year, although there’s chance the update might be pushed back to January 2018. Of course, we also expect that the company will update quite a few other smartphones in its lineup to the latest version of Android. One of them should definitely be the popular HONOR 9, although this hasn’t officially been confirmed yet.

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The latest version of Google’s OS will bring a number of new features to HONOR devices including picture-in-picture mode (PiP), and more control over notifications, just to name a few. To learn more, check out our “Android 8 review: Oreo is for everyone” post.

It’s also worth pointing out a couple of improvements users have suggested HONOR could make to its upcoming devices. These include a double tap to wake gesture, which we have already seen on a number of smartphones so far, and faster charging speeds, among others.

Most would also probably agree that it would be great if the company would make its EMUI skin lighter, so to speak, as it currently changes the look and feel of Android quite a bit. We’ll see if this happens once EMUI 6 is released, which will likely make its debut on the HUAWEI Mate 10 in October.

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