Honor 7X Android Oreo update with EMUI 8.0 finally starts rolling out to everyone in India

Huawei’s Honor brand confirmed Android Oreo update to several devices including the Honor 7X recently. It even started beta testing the Oreo update for the phone in March, before the stable roll out. The company started rolling out the update in batches in India for couple of weeks. Now the company has rolled out the update for all the users in the country.

This will bring several new features including a new floating navigation dock, photo gallery recycle bin, Seamless LinkedIn integration, option to connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same time as well as VoLTE support for Vodafone,Idea and Reliance Jio, however some say that Idea VoLTE is not enabled yet. Check out the complete changelog below.

ANDROID 8.0[Oreo] upgrade with EMUI 8.0 is available for your device. This will upgrade your system from BND-AL10C675B161CUSTC675D001 to BND-AL10

● VOLTE calls enabled for Vodafone,Idea and JIO.

● EMUI 8.0 not only brings you the latest version of Android (8.0), it’s also boosted with a lot of great features and improvements to make your device more intuitive, faster and safer. We highly recommend updating now.

● A new floating Navigation dock lets you perform frequently-used operations from anywhere on the screen. Newly added home screen shortcuts let you quickly access the app features you use most frequently. Simply touch and hold an app icon to display a shortcut menu. ● You can drag your navigation to any where of screen once you enabled this brand-new feature. ● How to set:Go to Setting > System > System navigation > Navigation dock Or drop down status bar > Navigation dock.

● Long-tap on parts of apps launcher icons, a shortcut menu will display. ● You can Tap and drag a shortcut to pin it to the device’s launcher. ● Play Store, Settings, Gallery, Dialler, Contacts, Messaging, Camera, Email, Themes, Clock, Calendar, Notepad, Sound Recorder, Downloads etc. support the feature.

● Improved false touch protection functionality reduces unintended operations on the touch screen in a wider range of scenarios.

● Smart tips recommend you faster and smarter ways to operate your phone, appearing in specific usage scenarios and responding to your usage habits.

● Contacts and Email now let you sync the career details of your LinkedIn contacts.

● Settings has been redesigned for clearer and more intuitive organization.

● Gallery new features a recycle bin that retains deleted photos for up to 30 days. Accidentally deleted photos can be restored with a single touch.

● Phone Manager has been simplified to make managing your device easier. Standard cleanups are faster and deep cleanups more thorough.

● Google security patches are merged to make your device more secure.

The Honor 7X Android Oreo EMUI 8.0 update has BND-AL10 version number and is 2.49GB in size.

Regarding the update, P Sanjeev, Vice President, Sales, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said:

Honor has been leading the market through consumer-centric innovation, and is committed towards the betterment of smartphone experience. The upgraded EMUI 8.0 is avant-garde technological software which is efficient, secure and above all user friendly. Enabling the user to reach 90% of the core functions in just 3 clicks, EMUI 8.0 is for those who live and work on-the-go. Honor 7X has been one of our best-selling smartphones with best in class features and hardware, and now with EMUI 8.0, it will emerge as the ultimate value proposition for Indian consumers.

Thanks AL Jozy

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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