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Honor 8 to receive Android 7.0 OTA update starting February 11th

Honor 8 to receive Android 7.0 OTA update starting February 11th
Honor 8 to receive Android 7.0 OTA update starting February 11th
The OTA rollout will bring both Android Nougat and EMUI 5.0 for faster performance, improved memory management, and slight changes to the UI.

We mentioned earlier last month that Android 7.0 Nougat had finally arrived for owners of the Huawei Honor 8. Nonetheless, users had to manually download the software update via the special HiCare app as the manufacturer was not yet ready to begin rolling out the update in OTA form. Now, Honor 8 users can expect the global OTA rollout to finally start this coming February 11th.

In addition to Android 7.0, the update will also provide the latest version of Huawei's Emotion UI software. New features include "big aperture" mode for video recording and "App Twin" for allowing multiple instances of one app to run on a single Honor 8 smartphone. Huawei is promising improved data management, better memory usage, and optimized processor utilization as well. Additionally, the general issue of data fragmentation has been further reduced by outright denying less important applications constant access to RAM. Apps may run 20 percent faster than before the update and overall system performance may run up to 80 percent faster than a competing Android smartphone according to the manufacturer.

Other changes include a more streamlined UI for faster day-to-day operation compared to EMUI 4.1. Certain onscreen colors are now Blue instead of White to further distinguish EMUI 5.0 from its previous iterations.

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Allen Ngo, 2017-02-10 (Update: 2017-02-10)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.