Honor 8 will receive Nougat and EMUI 5.0 in February 2017
Huawei sub-brand Honor has been beta testing Android Nougat based EMUI 5.0 on Honor 8 since end of last month. Now the brand has confirmed that it will roll out the update to Honor 8 in February 2017 starting with the U.S, without revealing an actual date.
In addition to Nougat features including multi-window support, enhanced notification shade and better power management system, Honor is adding few of its own features with EMUI 5.0 like ability to use different profile in parallel, addition of an app drawer in the launcher and machine learning algorithms that can prioritize frequently used apps
Here’s whats new in Android Nougat based EMUI 5.0
- Ability to run different profiles in parallel – switch effortlessly between their professional and personal lives.
- Machine learning enables EMUI 5.0 to dynamically optimize processing resources by analyzing the user’s behaviour over time and prioritizing frequently used apps.
- EMUI 5.0 comes with improved capabilities and flexibility around security. For example, the user can ensure specific apps stay ultra-secure with such features as App Lock.
- EMUI 5.0 also features a more intelligent power management system, with a selection of power saving modes so you can manage your device’s battery consumption more easily.
To refresh, Honor 8 is the brand’s first smartphone with dual-rear cameras. It features 5.2-inch Full HD display, Kirin 950 processor, 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage, microSD card slot, rear mounted fingerprint scanner, 12MP dual rear cameras, 8MP front camera, 4G LTE, NFC, USB Type-C and 3000mAh battery.