Huawei has announced Nougat update plans for its smartphones. The Android 7 update for Huawei devices will arrive in the form of version 5.0 of the Chinese company’s EMUI skin. The roll-out will begin sometime in Q1, 2017, with the Huawei Mate 8 and P9 getting the update first, followed by the P9 Plus, P9 lite, nova, and nova Plus.
The new EMUI 5.0, Huawei claims, is more efficient, secure, and user friendly. It “significantly cuts down on the number of steps needed to achieve the desired function,” the company says in a press release, adding that “furthermore, the user can reach 90% of the core functions in just two to three clicks.”
The new UI also lets users choose between the standard layout and an app drawer. “Additionally, users can jump between their professional and personal lives effortlessly with profiles now being able to run in parallel – no switching of phones necessary.”
Coming back to the update, those rocking a Huawei P9, P9 Plus, P9 Lite or Mate 8 will be able to participate in the beta testing as well