Huawei Honor 8 updated to Android Nougat with EMUI 5.0 globally

The Huawei Honor 8 is no slouch for its price range. Released on July 2016, the Honor 8 is powered by an Octa core HiSilicon Kirin 950, coupled by 4GB RAM and the dual camera setup makes for a unique device experience. However, the software left a bit to be desired from and the HiSilicon SOC doesn’t really do favor for Custom ROM developers. Huawei is finally rolling out Android Nougat 7.0 with EMUI 5.0.

Note that this is a fairly huge update and file size comes up to 2.27GB. We recommend using a stable WiFi connection to ensure a smooth update procedure.

While there is no complete changelog for the update, stability improvements, system optimizations along with the usual improvements seen in Nougat are expected. Essential features like Direct Reply, Multiwindow are also present. This update is very similar to the one which hit Japan users about a week ago, although the Japan version just weighed around 1.97GB.

How to install the OTA (over-the-air) update

Once you get the update notification, select “Yes, I’m in”. This should begin the download process, and once downloaded, you should be prompted to install the update. The phone will switch off automatically and begin the update process. Note that you cannot use the phone while the update is in process.

You can also check for the OTA Update manually by heading to Settings->About Phone->System Update. Do not fret if you don’t see an update available for your device, as the OTA Updates are usually rolled out in phases to ensure quality and might take several weeks to hit all the devices.

Other Huawei devices that are supposed to receive the Nougat EMUI 5.0 update include P9, P9 Plus and Mate 8.

Did you receive the Nougat update for your Honor 8? If so, how has the experience been? Let us know in the comment section below.