Huawei Announces Devices That Will Get Android Nougat

Huawei has become the latest manufacture to indicate which of their phones will be receiving the Android Nougat update.  The news is certainly good for those who have purchased one of their flagship devices over the course of the last 18 months or so and it means that starting in the first quarter of next year, updates should be rolling out.  As for the list, it’s all the ones you would hope for and expect to get the update:

  • Huawei Mate 8
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei P9 Plus
  • Huawei P9 lite
  • Huawei Nova
  • Huawei Nova Plus

The update will come via the EMUI 5.0 update which is Huawei’s Android UI and flavor of Android.  EMUI 5.0 shipped with the Mate 8 and P9 so those devices are already running Nougat.

As for timing, that is always the big question when it comes to updates.  All indications are that the updates to the rest of the lineup beyond the Mate 8 and P9 will start happening in the first quarter

Huawei Mate 8
Huawei Mate 8

of 2017.  What is unclear is what order or where within that 3 month window the updates will actually happen.  Patiences will likely be required for Huawei owners for the first few months of next year.

One note on all of this, you will see on the list that none of the Huawei built Honor devices are included in the list.  Remember that they announced around the time of Nougat’s release the Honor 8 and Honor 5X would be getting Nougat in early 2017.

Looks like 2017 will be a good year to be a Huawei user.