Honor 8X October Security Patch Rolled Out With Latest Update; Android 9 Pie Beta Still on the Cards

The changelog includes WeChat payment fingerprint support along with other minor updates.


Recently, Huawei announced a series of its recently-launched and older smartphones to get onboard with the Android 9 Beta testing program. While the Chinese smartphone maker has pushed a significant number of devices for the beta testing of the OS, the Honor 8X still does not make the cut. However, the smartphone gets the October Security patch with the latest update. While we wait for the next batch to include Honor 8X for the beta testing program, meanwhile, let’s check out what the latest update brings to the table.

Honor 8X Latest Update Changelog

Well, there is not much to discuss here as the changelog mentions only a handful of upgrades. With the October 2018 security patch being the highlight, we have WeChat payment fingerprint support, gesture navigation, and other minor updates. With the arrival of gesture navigation, the device would be easier to operate and the users will be able to leverage the large display of the smartphone.

As far as the WeChat fingerprint payment support is concerned, Honor is finally able to resolve the issue of unsecured uploading of the fingerprint data to the cloud. The company has introduced hardware-level security solutions to processes all the data at the phone’s local TEE OS security system. The update is available for download, you can head over to the system settings on your Honor device and get it.

Still no Android 9 Pie Beta?

While we were expecting the Honor 8X to make an appearance on the second batch of the devices to enroll in the Android 9 Pie beta program, it seems we have to wait for the next batch to arrive. The stable update is expected to arrive in Q2 2019.

To recall, Huawei has recently announced the new EMUI 9 beta update for Huawei Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, Mate 9 Porsche Design, P10, P10 Plus, Honor Note 10, Honor 9, Honor V9, Nova 3, Nova 2Sin the second round. Earlier, the beta upgrade was announced for Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei Mate 10, Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Pro, Honor View 10, Honor 10, Honor Play in China and then extended to the European market. If you happen to own any of the above-mentioned smartphone or any of the three variants of the MediaPad M5 tablet, you can get the latest OS experience on your device.

To get the Android 9 Pie beta running on your eligible Huawei device, you will need to download the beta version through this link. Once the file is downloaded, you can install the beta app on your device. You can directly click on the downloaded file using the file manager and then complete the installation process. Now, open the beta app and tap on ‘Agree and login‘ to get further into the process. To get started, you will need to log in with your Huawei account credentials. You can sign up in a few simple, in case you don’t have a Huawei account and then log in. Once you get in, head over to the ‘Personal Tab’ and tap the ‘Join Project’ option.

If your smartphone/tablet is eligible for the program, the EMUI 9 Android 9 Pie project will be available to you. You can select the CTA from the pop-up and sign up for the beta update.

Although, we don’t have it for the Honor 8X yet, Huawei is still the leading smartphone brand to upgrade the maximum number of devices to the Android 9 Pie beta.