Huawei has announced plans to roll-out of the latest Android 7.0 Nougat software sometime in the first quarter of 2017 to a few of the selected Huawei phones and some that will also be eligible to get the update. However, there’s no mention of date of when the update will be available.
Among the phones to get the update include; Huawei Mate 8, Huawei P9, Huawei P9 Plus, Huawei P9 Lite, Huawei Nova, and Huawei Nova Plus. The Mate 8 and P9 will receive the update first, and the rest will follow. EMUI 5.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat is already running on the company’s newest Mate-series, the Huawei Mate 9 smartphone which was launched last month.
In a statement, Huawei claims that with EMUI 5.0, the user can activate 90% of the main functions in only two or three clicks’. EMUI 5.0 also has ‘App Lock’ that allows users to lock specific apps of their choice with a unique password for added security.
Other smartphone markers including; Sony, Google, LG already started rolling out the update to it’s select devices like; Sony’s Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance that received the updated in October, Xperia X and Xperia X Compact in November, Google’s handful of Nexus devices, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C tablet, received the update in August while Nexus 6 & Nexus 9 LTE received the update in October.
South Korean based smartphone markers, LG corp. after two months of the Android 7.0 Nougat Preview Program for LG G5 users, the company in November officially made the update available for the LG G5 users, however, it was only made available to users in South Korea, Americas, and Asians, and there was no mention as to when the update will be available globally.
There’s no mention of when the company will or will not roll-out the update to its older devices.