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Huawei Honor 8 gets Android Nougat globally

Huawei Honor 8 Android smartphone gets Nougat-based EMUI 5.0 firmware globally
Huawei Honor 8
The new firmware comes with EMUI 5.0 on top and has over 2.2 GB in size. According to Huawei Japan, the update comes with the usual Nougat features, as well as better app versatility and various tweaks.

After being spotted in the beta stage not so long ago, Android 7.0 Nougat finally comes to the Huawei Honor 8 smartphones all over the world. The first official build arrived in Japan less than one week ago and now the EMUI 5.0 firmware for the Honor 8 rolls out globally.

According to Phone Arena, the international update seems to have 2.27 GB in size, while the build for Japan only has 1.97 GB. For now, the official change log is not available yet, but Huawei Japan revealed that, next to the features delivered by Nougat, the update also comes with stability improvements, optimizations, and better app versatility.

Android Nougat's standard features include the enhanced Doze mode, split-screen mode, improved notifications, customizable Quick Settings, quick app switching, and more. The EMUI 5.0 update for Huawei Honor 8 comes via OTA, rolling out incrementally, so those who did not get any notification yet should check their phones.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-22 (Update: 2017-01-22)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.