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At an event in Berlin last week, Huawei’s Honor sub-brand confirmed that they would be launching a beta for the upcoming Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, which would be available to selected Honor 7 users in the coming weeks. What wasn’t clear however, was when the rest of the range would get the update but a tweet by Honor’s Indian account has revealed that the mass rollout will begin in February next year.

The beta, which is set to launch later this month, will be available only for Honor 7 users but the final update will be available to users of the Honor 4C, 4X, Honor 6 and 6 Plus along with the Huawei Honor 7. A mainstay of Huawei handsets is the presence of Huawei’s custom interface, EMUI. Rather than being an addition to the Android interface, EMUI overhauls the complete experience but sadly, there are some factors that don’t work too well. Having just become a Nexus manufacturer – with the excellent Nexus 6P – here’s hoping that this will mean EMUI will be scaled back a little with the next update..

While Honor have confirmed the update, its parent brand Huawei has been conspicuous in its lack of forthcoming information; the company is known for being somewhat slow at updating its handsets but being a Nexus OEM may help speed this up. Either way, we’ll hopefully hear more about the rollout at the rumoured Mate 8 launch later this month.

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