Huawei India promises EMUI 5.0 roll out for Huawei P9 in a few months


Indians are an impatient bunch, like many others, when it comes to Android software updates. That’s why Huawei India’s official Twitter account shared an update assuring the new EMUI 5.0 update for Indian users in first quarter of 2017. The Huawei P9 might be the first device to receive this new update.

A list of Huawei’s devices destined to get the Android 7.0 Nougat this year surfaced back in early January. However, none of the Huawei devices in India has got the Nougat so far. The freshly launched Honor 6X was supposed to get Nougat update this month, but that too was delayed.

Now Huawei India is assuring the Indian P9 owners that an update with EMUI 5.0 is in works.


One of the key highlights of the Huawei’s custom skin – EMUI 5.0 update is that the user interface is very close to the stock Android version. Other features include Nougat goodies such as multi-window multi-tasking functionality, an “eye comfort” mode which is a night mode, and an app drawer from the home screen. Apart from that, there would be customizable notifications bar and Quick setting toggles.

Huawei will roll out the update in stages so the update should automatically pop-up on your P9 devices. If it doesn’t, feel free to check Settings > Software Update to force a check for your device. If not, then wait for us to give you a heads up once the formal roll out commences.