Huawei launched its Honor 8 smartphone precisely two years ago and it was said that the device will not be updated to Android 8 at all. However, things appear to have changed at Huawei as the Honor 8 is now getting a taste of Android 8.0 Oreo and the update now comes to users in India.
AndroidPolice was tipped by a Twitter user who shared a screenshot of the upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo that is accompanied by Huawei EMUI 8.0 skin. The update weighs in at 2.33GB and shifts the firmware to version 126.96.36.1992 and build C6675. We’re not sure whether the update will bring the latest security patch to the Honor 8.
Users will be prompted upon receiving the update and will be asked to download it and if you wish to check for the update manually head on to Settings > About Phone > System Update.
In case you didn’t know, the Honor 8 came with a 5.2-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display, 2.3GHz octa-core Kirin 950 (ARM Cortex-A72 4 x 2.3GHz + ARM Cortex-A53 4 x 1.8GHz) processor and Mali T880-MP4 GPU. The device is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery and initially ran on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the much older EMUI 4.1 skin on top. For optics, the Honor 8 used a 12MP + 12MP dual camera setup at the back with an 8MP shooter on the front.
Huawei has expanded the Honor 8 series with the recent addition of the Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max(https://www.themobileindian.com/news/honor-8x-8x-max-launched-in-china-23617), both of which are mid-range alternatives to the older Honor 8 moniker.