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Huawei still hasn’t made any announcement regarding the rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat to its devices, but currently, the manufacturer is getting ready to launch the Mate 9, which will come preinstalled with the latest Android version. It’s a matter of time until that will happen, and hopefully, in the meantime, the Chinese company will release the update to its Mate 8. It seems that an official build was found on Huawei’s servers and the user who downloaded it has made a video with a length of almost 5 minutes showing his device running on Nougat with EMUI version 5.0.



The Mate 8 is a giant phablet of 6-inch, which supports a Full HD resolution. It was released a year ago with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which was skinned by Emotion UI 4.0, and it was powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa core processor with four cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four cores clocked at 1.8GHz. Huawei offered two variants of internal memories: 32GB coupled with 3GB of RAM and the model with 64GB of storage supported 4GB of RAM. The resolution of the primary camera is 16MP, and the list of features includes an aperture of f/2.0, OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and other standard options. The selfie camera will capture high quality pictures, as its resolution is very high, of 8MP. And the battery lasts long enough, as its capacity is 4000mAh and it’s able to handle the large display and fast processor.

This phablet is expected to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat update by the end of the year and it seems that Huawei is close to rolling out the firmware, as according to a new report, an XDA forum user named “somboons” has discovered an official build on Huawei’s servers. He installed the update and made a video of Nougat in action on his Mate 8. You can watch the video below:

As you can see in the video, the EMUI has been updated to version 5.0 and the camera app has been improved to offer a smoother experience. Users who want to try out Nougat’s new features can download the zipped files from the XDA forum.

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