Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has already confirmed that it will not roll out Android Oreo update for its Honor 8 smartphone. However, a new information has surfaced online that reveals that the smartphone could get some features of the Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0.
According to a tweet by a known tipster Roland Quandt, Honor Germany says that Honor 8 will get some EMUI 8.0 features, but it will not be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo. This means that the smartphone could get Oreo-based skin, but it will still run on dated Android Nougat. However, it is also not known at the moment, which features will be incorporated in this update.
Honor GER says EMUI8 (incl. Oreo) coming to Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 from February. Coming to Honor 7X in Q2. EMUI8 feature update coming to Honor 8 soon, but no upgrade to Android 8.0 “Oreo” yet – “will have ‘a surprise’ in this regard in the near future” though.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) January 31, 2018
Interestingly, the tipster further claims that Honor will rollout EMUI 8.0 that will be based on Android Oreo for its budget-centric smartphone, the Honor 7X. The update could be rolled in Q2 of 2018. Further, Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 will receive the latest update from February onwards.
To recall, Huawei announced EMUI 8.0 user interface based on Android Ore for its range of Honor smartphones. The update comes with features like Smart Resolution, dynamic wallpaper, navigation bar customizations and more. Huawei promises to deliver a more simplified interface enabling an easy single touch switching between user spaces, prompt data transfer and quick file sharing abilities.
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Other than this, the EMUI 8.0 user interface is based on the machine learning technology with theIntelligent Resource Allocation, Intelligent Context Awareness, User Behavior and Intelligent Behavior Prediction, AI capabilities are claimed to provide a more durable and fast experience to the consumer.