Own a Huawei smartphone? It could receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update very soon


Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has announced when some of its devices will receive Android 7.0 Nougat.

The company has said that it expects to release the update in the first quarter of 2017 to a number of devices as part of Huawei’s new EMUI 5.0 software.

The devices that will receive the update first are the Huawei P9 and Mate 8, followed by the P9 Lite, P9 Plus, Nova and Nova Plus.

However, not long after Huawei made the announcement earlier this week, further reports claim that P9 and Mate 8 users will receive the update by December 8.

A beta version of Android 7.0 Nougat on the Huawei P9, P9 Plus and P9 Lite has been available for a month or so to some users.

Huawei Android 7.0

As of yet there is no news on when the Huawei P8 and Mate S will receive Android Nougat update.

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Huawei say its new EMUI 5.0 software will be the most secure, efficient and user friendly version it has released of its Android powered operating system.

The company says users will be able to access more than 90 percent of its features in no more than two or three taps.

Huawei has also said it has redesigned the app interfaces, while its stock apps have also been redesigned to complement the stock version of Android, which could potentially be a massive boost for users who thought Huawei’s previous software offered a more iOS like experience.

And another bonus for Android fans with a Huawei phone, the company has confirmed that users will be able to choose to reinstate the app drawer, if they so desire.

Earlier this month, Huawei overtook Samsung as the world’s most profitable Android brand.


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