It was reported that EMUI 5.0 operating system based on Android 7.0 Nougat would come to Huawei Mate 8 and Huawei P9 next year. This could have disappointed the owners of the devices, but the latest report claims that the new firmware would be rolled out to the handsets as early as this week.
Huawei, which has been running Android Nougat beta programme on some of its devices for a while now, seems to be ready for a public roll out of the OS. A report by The Android Soul has claimed that the firmware would be officially seeded to the Huawei Mate 8 and Huawei P9 on December 7 and to the Huawei P9 Plus on December 8.
The website claimed that the OS build number for the Huawei Mate 8 is B552 and that of the Huawei P9 is B352.
However, the Chinese technology giant is yet to announce the exact date for the release of the firmware.
It was earlier reported that the new EMUI 5.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat would be first released to the Huawei Mate 8 and Huawei P9 in the first quarter of 2017, that is between January and March, before being pushed to the Huawei P9 lite, Huawei nova, and Huawei nova Plus.
Google's new operating system, Android 7.0 Nougat comes with features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, VR interface, Seamless updates, Screen Zoom, Extra power efficiency, Google Assistant, Clear All, Data saver, Improved file browser, bundled notifications, improved Java 8 language support, Instant Apps, App switch and new emojis.
[Source: The Android Soul]