Honor 9 and Honor V9 start receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update

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Huawei recently started pushing the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Mate 9 series smartphones in China. Today, the company has started rolling out the same update to the Honor 9 and Honor V9 smartphones. The update began rolling out to users who had enrolled in the Android Oreo beta program on December 5th but is now being rolled out to everyone via the OTA route. For now, the OTA update is only available for users in China. While the Honor 9 and Honor V9 aren’t sold in India, the global version of the Honor V9 is sold here as the Honor 8 Pro.

To be able to receive the update, users will need to make sure that they have latest Nougat build installed on their device. Beta users must update their devices to B322 in order to receive the stable Oreo OTA. Since the Oreo update is being rolled out via the OTA route, it may take a few weeks before the update hits all Honor 9 and Honor V9 users. As for the Honor 8 Pro, we expect Huawei to seed the update within the next few weeks, although no ETA has been confirmed by the company just yet. However, when the Honor 8 Pro was launched in India, Huawei officials did say that the Oreo update for the smartphone would be pushed out in December.

As with the Oreo update for Huawei’s Mate 9 series, the update for the two Honor smartphones also includes the latest EMUI 8.0 with several new features and optimizations. Huawei claims to have made EMUI 8.0 leaner and more user-friendly compared to the previous iterations, so you can expect a small boost in performance after installing the Oreo update. Some of the other key highlights of the Oreo update include features such as Autofill, picture-in-picture mode, background limits for lower battery drain, notification snooze, revamped Settings Menu, new emojis, and more.