Huawei s sub-brand recently launched three new smartphones, out of which the Honor 9 Lite and the Honor View10 run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. Now, the company s two older models, the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 are being treated to Android 8.0 Oreo. As it is a phased rollout, the update is initially being made available to the users in the UK, and users in other regions are expected to get the update in the coming weeks. Also Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: ReportAlso Read - Honor Band 6 takes on Redmi Watch in India, gets listed on Flipkart
With Huawei s custom UI on top, the update brings all the Oreo goodies such as faster performance, quick boot times, notification dots, and picture-in-picture feature. The update also brings bug fixes, and the latest security patch from Google. Besides Google’s additions, Honor is also improving its Smart Tips feature to offer users with better recommendations on how to get the most from their phone, AndroidCentral reports. Also Read - Samsung takes lead from Apple in Q1 2021 smartphone shipments: Canalys
The Settings page is also improved, and you now have 11 options to choose from, compared to 28 options that you would find earlier. What s more, the update also brings 60 new emojis. Recently, Honor also started rolling out a new update for the Honor 7X which brings iPhone X like Face Unlock feature, Snapchat-like AR lenses and more.
However, there is no word on whether the same features are also making way to the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 with the new Android 8.0 Oreo update. Also, there is no word on when the Indian units will get the update, but considering the update is being rolled out in the UK, rollout in other markets may not be far off.