Huawei has released Android 5.1 (Lollipop) update for the Honor 4C and Honor 6 smartphones in India. The Honor 4C actually got the update on September 21st, earlier this week, and the Honor 6 got the update today, as the company promised last month. The Android 5.1 update brings new features, functionalities and improved user experience with visual refinements along with the new Emotion UI 3.1 update.
New features in EMUI 3.1 update based on Android 5.1 for Huawei Honor 4C and Honor 6
- See notifications on the home screen: No more unlocking your screen to read notifications. You can access notifications directly from the notifications bar on the unlock screen without having to swipe.
- Increased speed and convenience while searching: Adds an all-new search bar in the Settings function.
- Time-lapse photography: No matter how long the photography is, a video as short as 40 s is generated by means of intelligent dynamic frame extraction.
- More privacy via ‘Hidden Apps’ on the home screen: Feature of hiding apps on the home screen itself. All you have to do is slide upward with two fingers on the home page to display any hidden apps.
- Badge App icons: User can disable badges for a particular badge icon.
The Android 5.1 update for the Huawei Honor 4C and Honor 6 are not available over-the-air (OTA). You need to manually download the ZIP file for the respective smartphones from the official Honor India support site here and follow the instructions inside the file to update the smartphones. The Huawei Honor 6 Plus with get the Lollipop update on September 29th and the Honor 4X will get the update on October 20th.