Owners of a Huawei phone may or may not be pleased with a list of devices that’s just been leaked outlining Huawei’s Nougat roadmp for their current range of phones.
Huawei are the third biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world now but the concern for many consumers re Huawei (and on many other Chinese manufacturers) has been their ability and willingness to keep recent models updated. Huawei have started to realise the imprtance of this, especially with all the security updates being released by Google every month and have forged ahead with planned updates to many of their phones. The roadmap for release of these updates has been leaked today via Chinese social media site Weibo.
The main phones that affect us Aussies in the graphic above are the Mate 8 and the P9. Both have early January release dates for Android version Nougat release. Obviously the date has already passed but it means, especially considering that beta versions have been in the wild for a while now, that a release is imminent. Other devices listed are also receiving updates throughout the first half of the year. With the Nova listed we can only hope that the relatively new Nova Plus is not far behind.
Nougat brings with it a new and cleaner version of EMUI, EMUI 5.0 to the Huawei phones — time will tell if it is an improvement. Both are amazingly well built phones which the software lets down.
Do you have one of these phones and have you received the update yet?