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Huawei brings Android 7.0 Nougat to Honor 6X

by Killian Bell | May 3, 2017May 3, 2017 5:00 am PDT

Huawei is finally rolling out its Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade for the Honor 6X, complete with a revamped EMUI 5.0 user interface, support for multiple account profiles, a proper app drawer, and plenty of other notable new features.

The Honor 6X made its debut in the U.S. back in January, and despite coming from a manufacturer that is still finding its feet in America, early sales were incredible strong. In fact, Huawei’s initial supplies sold out in just 25 minutes when the handset made its debut. It’s not exactly difficult to see why it was so popular.

Despite being an affordable phone, the Honor 6X looks good, with an iPhone-like aluminum unibody and 2.5D curved glass. It’s also packing impressive specifications, including a 5.5-inch Full HD display, an octa-core Kirin 655 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera. The only downside is that the Honor 6X was running Android 6.0 when it made its debut.

But not anymore! Huawei has finally started pushing out Nougat with its overhauled EMUI 5.0 interface. It was “inspired by the Aegean Sea,” Huawei says, and designed to ensure easy “three-step-operation for over 90% of the time.”

It’s vastly prettier than EMUI 4.0, and it packs a ton of nice new features, including an app drawer (hurrah!), the ability to use multiple account profiles within an app, a redesigned task manager, and Nougat features like split-screen multitasking and direct reply for notifications. The update also promises smoother system performance and increased security.

If you haven’t already received this update on your Honor 6X, you should get it soon.

Android Central

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...

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