Huawei has finally announced the list of smartphones that will be upgraded to Nougat. It will start rolling out the upgrade in Q1 2017 and will be released as EMUI v5.0 to the selected devices.
As per the announcement, the Nougat upgrade will be released for the Huawei Mate 8, Huawei P9, Huawei P9 Plus, Huawei P9 Lite, Huawei Nova, and Huawei Nova Plus. While there is no exact date for the release, it is confirmed that the Huawei Mate 8 and P9 will be the first smartphones to get updated to the Nougat.
In the official press release, Huawei described upcoming EMUI as (translated version):
“The new EMUI 5.0 along with Android 7.0 offers ease of use, improved efficiency, and safety. With EMUI 5.0 the user can activate the 90% of the main functions in only two or three clicks. Moreover, thanks to “Machine Learning”, EMUI 5.0 is able to dynamically optimize the most frequently processing resources to applications used, through the analysis of user behavior over time. It is also possible to manage the consumption of your device’s battery with greater ease and efficiency via the new intelligent system power management. Finally, EMUI 5.0 comes with enhanced security features, such as App Lock, which allows the user to ensure the highest safety levels for specific applications.”
And if you happen to own any of the above mentioned Huawei smartphones, you will also be able to register yourself for the beta testing of EMUI 5.0 prior to the public rollout. We will keep you updated about the beta testing program.