Honor 6X to receive Nougat update sometime in March

The Honor 6X will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 sometime in March, according to an email sent to Android Police and confirmed by us (not saying they were lying, but we like to get confirmation on these things, you know?)

The device, which we think is objectively one of the best mid-range devices you can buy in the U.S. right now, was hobbled out of the gate with an older version of EMUI based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow — the same build that Honor 8 users have been clambering to update since last summer. And given that, thanks to beta tests for the Honor 8 and shipping software on the Huawei Mate 9, we know how much of an improvement it is, we're excited for Honor 6X users to play with it.

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Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central. 

  • I'd want and see before buying one...
  • Amazon, 30 days to decide if you want to keep it, no hassle return, if you don't.
  • I was gonna get this for my fiancé, but it spectacularly failed a scratch and bend test. Which is sad since the Honor 5x is dang near indestructible. Since my fiancé's favorite hobby is dropping her phone, it needs to be built like a tank before I'll get her one. In a year of tumbles, she hasn't scratched her 5x at all.
  • I been using this phone for last 15 days. I absolutely love it. very fast, smooth and its the best you can get for 2 hundred bucks, Nova launcher users: shortcut action on icon for Direct Dial doesnot work. It says "permission failed". I have setup 2 call shortcuts on 2 icons which I pretty much use most of the time. I dont feel that I am using a crap phone. It feels nice in hand too. Cant wait for Nougat.
  • That's a good reason for me to buy this phone. I hope it will be updated for the two next years.
    Gustavo Woltmann