Huawei started Nougat update beta testing months ago and the company rolled out the build with updated EMUI 5. The devices confirmed to receive the new software were Huawei Mate 8, Huawei P9, Huawei P9 Plus, Huawei P9 lite, Huawei Nova and Huawei Nova Plus, but according to the latest rumors that come from China, the company is ready to release the final Android 7.0 build for the first two smartphones, and this will happen today.
If the rumor will turn out to be true, then today, the Huawei P9 will receive the build number B352, while the Mate 8 will receive B552, but the leaked document suggests that the update’s release is for Chinese users.
It isn’t known when the global rollout will start, although Huawei has previously announced its plans to update the P9 and Mate 8 in the first quarter of 2017.
On top of Nougat will run Huawei’s latest version of EMUI, which was already revealed once the beta started.
So, version 5.0 will be more efficient and user friendly, as Huawei has promised that users will “reach 90% of the core functions in just two to three clicks”.
And these are the changes that the new user interface will come with:
- App drawer, which has a search bar at the top and a row of frequently used apps, while on the right side, vertically you can find all letters of the alphabet that offer quick navigation through the list of apps.
- App twin will give you the possibility to log into two accounts on supported apps. There’s a separate environment offered by the Mate 9 which can be accessed by placing an alternative finger on the scanner and maybe this functionality will be available for the Honor 8 ROM, as well.
- The task manager has been tweaked and its cards are larger and showed in a vertical layout. You will be able to swipe away individual apps, to clear all of them or lock them in place.
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