Huawei confirms Android 7.0 Nougat update for range of smartphones, roll out begins Q1 2017

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Huawei introduced the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro flagship smartphones last month running Android 7.0 (Nougat) with Emotion UI 5.0. Recently the company confirmed the list of devices that will get Android Nougat update. Huawei plans to roll out Nougat update staring from Q1 2017 for its smartphones. Huawei Mate 8 and Huawei P9 smartphones will get the update first and few other devices will get it few weeks after that.

List of Huawei devices that are confirmed to get Android 7.0 Nougat update

  • Huawei Mate 8
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei P9 Plus
  • Huawei P9 lite
  • Nova Huawei
  • Huawei Nova Plus

Huawei did not say when the Huawei Mate S and other smartphones, mid-range smartphones like the G7 or tablets like MediaPad M3 will get the update. The company will likely add more devices to this list in future.

Regarding the new EMUI 5.0 Huawei said:

The new EMUI 5.0 along with Android 7.0 offers ease of use, improved efficiency and safety. With EMUI 5.0 user can activate 90% of the main functions in just two or three clicks. Moreover, thanks to “Machine Learning”, EMUI 5.0 is can dynamically optimize the most frequently used resources. It is also possible to manage the consumption of your device’s battery with greater ease and efficiency via the new intelligent system power management. Finally, EMUI 5.0 comes with enhanced security features, such as App Lock, which allows the user to ensure the highest safety levels for specific applications.

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