Honor is just about ready to roll out the update for Honor 8 users in Japan. Huawei Japan has officially announced that the Nougat update will begin to deploy to Honor 8 users on Monday January 16 after 12:00 and the rollout take about a full month to reach all users.
Honor has been beta testing the Android Nougat update for the Honor 8 for the past few months. Users participating in the Nougat beta have been receiving periodic beta builds since around November of last year. With the Nougat update, the Honor 8 will run EMUI 5.0 which brings significant aesthetic differences, as well as a hyper-optimized user experience.
The Nougat update brings dual-window functionality, improved notifications and quick toggles, as well as a more refined version of Doze.
The update will be about 1.97GB in size and Honor recommends your battery should be at more than 50% capacity before installing. To manually check for a firmware update, you can go to Settings > System update > Check for updates.
With the Japanese rollout of Nougat on the Honor 8 coming next week, it shouldn’t be much longer before the Honor 8 gets updated in other markets, notably, the US, UK, and Euro markets should be next in line.