Huawei, the Chinese smartphone brand has a very poor track record when it comes to software department. The company, much like other OEMs has its own skin- EMUI, which is built on top of Android. Huawei's EMUI skin also offers a host of features, but when it comes to optimization, the skin doesn't match the competition like MIUI. However, Huawei has upped the game in recent times and made EMUI look polish and reliable.
Most of the recently launched Huawei and Honor smartphones were released with Android Oreo-based EMUI. And most of the last year's Huawei and Honor smartphones are updated to Android Nougat earlier this year, which explains the entire scenario of Huawei' seriousness towards the software.
Now, Huawei is updating their popular smartphones to Android Oreo. Recently, in some regions, Huawei Mate 9 received Android Oreo-based EMUI. And now, the company has confirmed that they are testing the Oreo update to the Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro smartphones.
Speaking with a Serbian online media publication, Honor's CEO, George Zao confirmed that the Oreo update for both the Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro is in beta stage. However, he did not reveal when they're going to push the stable OTA update, but we believe that it will roll out by the end of December 2017.
George also confirmed that they're testing the Oreo update to other Honor smartphones as well. Besides the Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro devices, the recently launched Honor 7X is due to receive the update. Everyone expected that Honor would launch the Honor 7X with Android Oreo out of the box, but sadly, that isn't the case. The Honor 7X, in India also comes with Android Nougat itself.
Hopefully, Honor updates the Honor 7X to Android Oreo in early 2018, as it promised at the global launch event. Honor also launches some value for money products like Xiaomi, but the only letdown is the software aspect, which I highlighted at the start of the article.
Are you excited about the Android 8.0 Oreo update arrival on the Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro?