The Huawei Honor 7 was introduced last year in June and was released to the market one month later in July, rocking Android 5.0 Lollipop OS out of the box, sprinkled with the OEM’s proprietary user interface “EMUI 3.1” on top. The good news for owners of the Huawei Honor 7 is that the Chinese smartphone maker has already announced its intentions to update the smartphone’s software to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This already happened earlier in February in certain parts of the world including India, and more recently Huawei confirmed that Android 6.0 is officially on its way towards the European model.
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The news broke late last week through the official @HonorEU Twitter page. The manufacturer informed its followers that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is ready for an OTA (over-the-air) release across Europe, which means the update will expand its reaches gradually. As is the case with most OTA releases in large regions, not all the terminals will receive the OTA notification at once. Instead, some Huawei Honor 7 units will receive the update ahead of others, but owners of the device eager to get their hands on Android 6.0 Marshmallow can try to trigger the update manually from the device’s settings menu. In any case, assuming that the update includes the same addition as the software package released in India last month (and most likely it does), Huawei Honor 7 users can look forward to a wide variety of changes. First and foremost, Android 6.0 Marshmallow is also accompanied by a new version of the proprietary UI, namely EMUI 4.0. The new user interface includes a “Professional mode” for the camera application, various additions for the Gallery application including a handful of filters as well as the ability to change an image’s font size and location, and a new “Smart group” function for the Contacts application, just to name a few.
Although the Huawei Honor 7 may no longer need an introduction for some gadget enthusiasts, in a nutshell, the smartphone can be described as an upper-mid-range smartphone with a friendly price. It carries a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 3 featuring a resolution of 1920 x 1080, a HiSilicon Kirin 935 SoC concealing four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and an additional quad-core Cortex-A53-based CPU operating at frequencies of up to 1.5 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, and a Mali-T628 MP4 graphics chip. Photography enthusiasts rely on a 20 MP main camera complemented by a dual-LED two-tone flash, and an 8 MP front-facing unit.