To all Huawei Honor 8 users, this one is for you.
Huawei company announced on its official Honor India Twitter handler that Android Oreo will not be available to the Honor 8 smartphone on Monday. Also, the phone is now evaluating whether the Honor 6X might receive the Android 8.0 Oreo and the latest EMUI.
Last few days, Honor announced the rising of its latest mobile IU EMUI 8.0, based on Android 8.0 Oreo. They also gave a list of the smartphones that will receive the newest update. The EMUI 8.0 is currently available for the Honor 9 Lite and the latest Honor View 10 but it will also be available to smart phones like the Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9i and Honor 8 Lite, Huawei confirmed. But noticing, the Honor 8 wasn’t on the list.
The reason behind that is the hardware and software limitation of this smart phone. It was also said that the handset may not be compatible with the Android 8.0 Oreo but on the brighter side, the handset will still receive security patches as of now.
Honor India wrote on Twitter in regards to a user’s post, “ We can understand your concern. However, we regret to inform you that Honor 8 is not compatible for Android Oreo update due to its hardware and software limitations. We always work for our customers and we are really glad to have you as an Honor customer. Incovenience is regretted.” Also, in another tweet, they’ve announce that the Honor 8 will still get security patches “when required”.
They’ve also added in a Twitter post npw regarding to the Honor 6X, “we would like to inform you that the Android 8.0 Oreo and latest EMUI for Honor 6X is under evaluation. We will inform users of the Android and EMUI update as soon as it is ready, please stay tuned.”
To recap, the Honor 8 smartphone was released last 2016 with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based EMUI 4.0.