Earlier this year, Huawei subsidiary Honor had promised to release Android Nougat-based EMUI 5.0 software update to its Honor 6X in March, but probably due to emergence of bugs, the roll-out was delayed. Now, the company has finally commenced deploying software update to its mid-range phone.
Android Nougat brings the much-needed night mode, bundled notification, enhanced security update, improved battery optimisation, multi-window options and numerous other value-added features to enhance the user experience.
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In addition to Nougat, EMUI 5.0 will bring its own custom features that include the ability to run different profiles in parallel (to switch between work and personal account), App lock, intelligent power management to extend battery of the device, advanced machine learning ability to empower phone to allocate the resources according to the need and prioritise apps based on the user's behaviour over time.
How to install Android Nougat update on Honor 6X:
1. Select "Yes, I'm in".
2. After the software is downloaded, select "Install now".
3. After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
4. Your phone is now updated.
Since the OTA process is carried out in phases, it will take a few days, probably by the end of February to reach all corners of the country, so readers are advised to have some patience for the update to arrive.
Until then, Honor 6X owners can also check for updates manually by going to Settings >> About Phone >> System Updates >> check for the new firmware.
Other Huawei devices that are supposed to receive the Nougat-based EMUI 5.0 include: P9, P9 Plus and Mate 8.
Watch this space for latest news on Android Nougat release schedule and Huawei Honor products.