Huawei has confirmed that the Huawei Honor 8 smartphone will receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update by February 2017. The rollout will include the company's very own EMUI 5.0, which will overlaid on top of the mobile operating system.  

Huawei Honor 8

Apart from bringing the Android Nougat features such as split-screen multitasking and quick replies, EMUI 5.0 based on Android Nougat will bring a major overhaul to the company's EMUI skin, as pointed out in a report by Huawei Mall. One of the notable changes that will come along with the Nougat update provides users with ability to run two different profiles and switch between them with ease.

The EMUI 5.0 coming to Honor 8 is said to be strikingly similar to the one installed to the Huawei Mate 9. According to the feedback coming from the beta testers of the Nougat beta on the Honor phone, it looks closer to a stock Android and responds fairly well to less powerful hardware and phones with a smaller screen size.

However, the company has still not announced a particular date for the start of the rollout for the Honor phones. Earlier this month, Huawei announced that the Huawei Mate 8, Huawei P9, Huawei P9 Plus, Huawei P9 Lite, Huawei Nova, and Huawei Nova Plus smartphones will receive the Nougat update sometime in the first quarter of 2017.