Honor 7X In The US Now Starting to Get Updated to Android Oreo

Honor 7X

Good news this morning for those of you who have the Honor 7X here in the United States.  The Huawei sub-brand has released its Android Oreo update for the midrange phone with a select roll out already underway.  The update comes as EMUI 8.0, Huawei’s flavor of Android and it is more-or-less the same build that is on the Mate 10 and P20 lineup of phones.

The update brings all the normal goodness that Oreo brings but also includes a lot of Huawei/Honor features such as Face Lock (similar to that on the iPhone X), a floating dock, improved settings layout and other features.  It also comes with the April Android Security Update Patch.

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Android Oreo Beta Program Opens for the Honor 7X

Honor 7X

Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, has announced on Twitter that a beta program has opened up for Honor 7X owners to test the company’s Android Oreo build.  The new build is EMUI 8, Huawei’s variant of Oreo.

In order to apply to the beta program, you have to fill out this Google Form with your information.

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Honor 7X Now Available for Pre-Order, Shipping January 25th

Honor 7X

The new Huawei built Honor 7X is now up for pre-order on Amazon.  The 5.93″ Full HD phone comes with 32GB of storage and will be priced at $199.  You can pick one up in either Black or Blue.  Pre-orders go now through January 25th when the device will be available to order and ship.

The 7X has an 18:9 display that is powered by the Kirin 659 SoC.  That is an Octa-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) and is coupled with 3GB of RAM.  It will come stock with 32GB of storage which can be expanded to up to 256GB thanks to the MicroSD slot.  It will ship with Android Nougat but there is a planned upgrade to Oreo.

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