Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 start receiving Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 update

The Honor 8 Pro and 9 have started receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update via OTA in India. The update includes EMUI 8.0, which is the name of the custom skin of Android used by Honor in its phones.

Android Oreo is coming to the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9

Android Oreo is coming to the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9

The Oreo update will bring with it several Android Oreo-specific features like picture-in-picture mode, notification dots and more, reports Android Authority. The report also adds that the Honor 8 Pro will receive the update first, followed by the Honor 9 a little later.

Interestingly, the previous version of EMUI was version 5.1, and Honor seems to have bumped up the version number to 8.0 to avoid confusion. This is certainly appreciated as it certainly brings more clarity to the version of Android you’re running.

The Honor 8 Pro launched in April last year, offering a 5.7-inch 2K screen and a HiSilicon Kirin 960 based chipset with up to 6 GB of RAM and accompanied by a 12 MP dual camera setup on the rear. At the time of launch, it seemed like a worthy rival to the OnePlus 5.

The Honor 9 features a 5.15-inch HD display, the same Kirin 960 and up to 6 GB of RAM. The rear camera setup is also a similar dual 12 MP unit. The phone was released in July.

Both phones now join the recently launched Honor View 10 in boasting of an Android 8.0 Oreo-based OS.

Updated Date: Feb 03, 2018 11:19 AM