With so many brands in the smartphone market offering almost similar priced and specced smartphones, the competition between them is pretty high. As such, one of the deciding factors is the frequency of software updates. While Google reigns at the top (obviously), it is very well followed by the likes of Nokia and OnePlus, who have been delivering their respective software updates quite swiftly.
On the other hand, Chinese brands such as Xiaomi, Honor and Lenovo have struggled to provide their customers with timely software updates. Nonetheless, another Chinese brand plans to take the lead, by offering better updates, for not just their current line up of devices, but also previous ones.
As per recent reports, Huawei has confirmed the list of their devices under their own wing, as well as the ones from Honor, which will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo.
As for Huawei, the company has reported that their 2016 flagship device, the Huawei P9 will be getting the Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 update, along with the Huawei P9 Plus and the Huawei Mate 8. On the other hand, Honor devices including the Honor 8, Honor V8, Honor Note 8, and the Honor Play 6X will get the Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 update.
Here’s the full list of devices scheduled for getting the new Android Oreo 8.0 based EMUI 8.0 update:
- Huawei P9
- Huawei P9 Plus
- Huawei Mate 8
- Honor 8
- Honor V8
- Honor Note 8
- Honor Play 6X
According to the report, the release of this the update will be limited to 20,000 users in the first phase and officially opened to other devices in the near future. However, the company hasn’t mentioned whether this rollout will be for users in China or global users.
The initial rollout of the Android Oreo 8.0 based EMUI 8.0 update begins on June 30.