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Huawei invites Honor 7 owners in the U.K. to test Marshmallow beta

by Killian Bell | December 3, 2015December 3, 2015 5:05 am PDT


Huawei is giving Honor 7 owners in the U.K. an opportunity to beta test its upcoming Android 6.0 software ahead of the public release. Those selected will be the first to experience the Marshmallow upgrade, which includes Huawei’s new EMUI 4.2 interface.

“Like Marshmallow? Like BETA tests? Own an Honor 7?” Huawei asked on Twitter before inviting users to fill out a form and register their interest in the pre-release software. Users must provide their name, email address, IMEI number, and their handset’s current build number.

It’s unclear at this time how many will be selected, but there are some things you should bear in mind before you sign up.

Like all beta software, Android 6.0 for the Honor 7 isn’t finished, which means it will almost certainly contain bugs that could render important features unusable. Huawei has also stated that once you upgrade to Marshmallow, there is no way to roll back to a previous release.

You should also know that in agreeing to become a beta tester, you grant Huawei permission to collect certain information from your device, including usage statistics and analysis. The company does promise, however, that this information is for the purposes of the beta only, and will not be shared.

If none of this puts you off and you have an Honor 7 in the U.K., you can sign up for a chance to test Marshmallow early now.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...