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These are the Huawei phones that will be updated to Nougat

The Mate 9 is Huawei's first device to offer EMUI 5.0 — based on Nougat — out of the box, and the company is now announcing when other phones will receive the update. EMUI 5.0 will be rolled out to the Huawei P9, Nova and Nova Plus, and others in the first quarter of 2017.

These are the phones eligible for EMUI 5.0:

  • Huawei Mate 8
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei P9 Plus
  • Huawei P9 lite
  • Huawei Nova
  • Huawei Nova Plus

Huawei will roll out beta tests before kicking off the final builds. In his review of the Mate 9, Alex Dobie liked the changes introduced in EMUI 5.0:

EMUI 5.0 is, for the most part, the huge improvement it needed to be. Most of Huawei's own preloaded apps have been given a complete visual overhaul, with white backdrops, light grey accents and blue highlights. Apps like the dialer, messages app, calendar and settings look more like they belong in the modern Android ecosystem, as opposed to seeming like weird not-quite-right-looking iOS clones.And the new, darker notification shade, is more customizable than ever, with more icons shown at once than the old grid setup of old.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

10 Comments
  • Any news on the Honor phones?
  • I'm guessing that might be a separate article.
  • I was thinking the same. Have you received the OTA for emui 5 yet?
  • Nope. Not in the beta. I'm fine with waiting.
  • Yes can't wait for my p9 lite to get updated! lol
  • Lol
  • I got an Honor 5x to tide me over to the Pixel 2 because my Nexus 5 screen was busted up so bad. I am mortified how bad this phone is. Don't get me wrong, it feels very nice in the hand and the screen is pretty decent but I swear they have a hamster running in a hamster wheel to power all those 8 cores this phone has. Performance is atrocious. I put CM on it which I'm not really sure if it has improved performance but at least got rid of any bloat and brought it back to close to pure Google Android. I would be interested if they tried to put nougat on this phone but I highly doubt they will or even could . October 2017 can't come fast enough...
  • 5X won't be getting Nougat. The 6X, I read, is far better.
  • Got the Beta on my P9, it's pretty good so far.
    Have some issues with Nova launcher but everything else is good.
  • Let's not forget the Nexus 6P ;)