Google had talked about the ‘Android N’ update during Google I/O back in May, but the company did not officially release what is now known as Android 7.0 Nougat update until a couple of months ago. Android 7.0 Nougat is now available on a number of devices, including the Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance which got the update quite recently, the LG V20, and so on. A recent rumor suggested that the Huawei P9 and Huawei Mate 8 could start getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update in the near future, and that is exactly what just happened, read on.
According to a report that surfaced in China, some users are already getting Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI (Emotion UI) 5.0 update. Now, we’re still not sure whether this process is limited to China just yet, but it seems like it is. Do keep in mind that other markets should start getting the update in the near future, though, presuming they’re not getting it already. The Huawei P9 comes with a B352 firmware version in China, while the Mate 8 comes with a B552 firmware version. So, if you have either of these two devices (maybe you purchased one from China), you can update to Android 7.0 Nougat as we speak, though do keep in mind that not all devices got the update straight away, it can take a bit of time before the phone actually lets you know that the update is available, and you can always check if it is available manually through settings.
We still don’t have any info when it comes to the changelog for Android 7.0 Nougat on either of these two devices, but the Huawei Mate 9, Porsche Edition Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro come with Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 out of the box, so you should be getting a similar experience on both the Huawei P9 and Mate 8. This update includes a number of Android 7.0 Nougat features you've seen on other smartphones, like the new notification shade options, though all that looks different here because of EMUI 5.0. You're also getting a redesigned UI, and a number of new features and fixes added to the skin itself. Other Huawei and Honor-branded smartphones will probably start getting this update soon as well, so stay tuned for that, we’ll let you know as soon as more info surfaces.