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As the New Year comes closer, smartphone manufacturers are stepping up their game and are beginning to upgrade their premium devices to Android 7.0 Nougat. Huawei’s Honor 8 is joining the privileged few with the update which is scheduled to hit in February 2017.

Honor 8 is also set to receive features such as split-screen multitasking and quick replies and a complete re-design of its EMUI 5.0. The most noticeable change will be the device’s ability to run two separate profiles which are easily interchangeable.

Another interesting set of changes which is to make Honor 8 a great overall device to own is EMUI 5.0 ability to prioritize apps in order to allocate resources in such a way that it will benefit the user. This feature will follow user’s behavior over a period of time and will automatically tweak the device’s hardware and software so cleverly in which it will save additional power and will provide a smoother experience.

Huawei’s Honor 8 will also receive the ability to lock apps which basically means adding some layers of security in order to squeeze out some extra battery life.  A couple of power modes will be also made available meaning that Honor 8 owners will have the ability of taking advantage of the device’s capacity of optimizing every single aspect of interacting with it.

The same Android 7.0 Nougat paired with EMUI 5 is present on the Huawei Mate 9 and users have not only enjoyed its performance tweaks and bug fixes but an overall better experience in operating the device.

The list of smartphones to be updated to Android Nougat also includes the likes of Huawei P9 Plus, P9 Lite, Nova and Nova Plus. The update is expected to hit somewhere in the first quarter of 2017.