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 Plus
Huawei P9 lite
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:
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