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Android 7.0 Nougat Update for Huawei P9, P9 Plus, Mate 8 and More: Release Date Revealed

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Android 7.0 Nougat Update for Huawei P9, P9 Plus, Mate 8 and more: Release Date Revealed!
Huawei P9 and more Huawei smartphones will get the Android 7.0 Nougat Update on Q1 2017.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has announced the roll out schedule of the much-awaited OS update for Android 7.0 Nougat on various Huawei mobile devices, such as Huawei P9 and others.

According to Huawei’s schedule, the availability of the software update will start in the first quarter of 2017, which is from January to March.

The first two phones that will get the update is Huawei P9 and Mate 8. They will be followed by Huawei P9 Plus, P9 lite, Nova and then Nova Plus.

The Android 7.0 Nougat will come in the form of EMUI (Emotional UI) 5.0 for Huawei’s devices, which is the manufacturer’s Android-based custom user interface.

Android 7.0 Nougat for Huawei: EMUI 5.0 New Features

The software update promises a better user experience for owners of Huawei P9 and other Huawei smartphones that will be receiving the update. With the fifth version of the software update under Android’s skin, users will get a more secure, efficient and user-friendly experience.

In the update, the number of steps needed to access a certain function is significantly reduced and users can easily reach 90 percent of the system’s core features in just two or three taps. The interface of most apps is also redesigned to complement the new Android 7.0 Nougat through the EMUI 5.0.

Moreover, the newest software update lets users easily pick between a regular home screen layout or an app drawer. Multiple profiles, whether personal or professional use, can easily be switched as they “run in parallel.” Thus, users need not switch off their phones.

Huawei P8 and Mate S Excluded From Update

Owners of Huawei P8 and Mate S will be disappointed to know that there is no news for updates of the two flagship phones. Even though they are still quite recent units, they are notably absent from the roster of phones that will get the Android 7.0 Nougat update. One speculation is that Huawei may be planning an upgrade for the two phones separately.

For the meantime, users of the Huawei P9, P9 Plus, P9 lite and Mate 8 can already try out the beta testing for Android 7.0 Nougat update.

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