The announcement came in the form of a tweet from the US subsidiary of the Chinese company:
EMUI 5.0 is coming to Honor 8 from Feb 11th! Check out the new App Drawer on EMUI 5! Excited? https://t.co/aH8oKwqOK6— Honor USA (@Honor_USA) February 9, 2017
As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it may take time for the update to hit your device, so you need to keep patience. It is expected that all Honor 8 units in the US will get the update by the end of the month.
Got mine this morning - In Ohio - Looks great and liking the new features - Great phone
LOL at Shamesung. SGS6 still has no Nougat. Not even in talks for visible feature. For half a year they've been doing... nothing.
Got Android 7 OTA earlier on today 12 Feb in UK on my Honor 8 All looks OK so far...