Less than a month ago we reported that the Honor 8 was going to get its Nougat update by February; a statement made by Huawei itself. Judging from the info from Huawei Japan, the update will start rolling out as from Monday, 16th of January.
Like any other update, this will also be rolled out in stages, so if you do not get the update on Monday, you should receive it in the following days as long as you are in Japan.
Honor 8 owners in North America might have to still wait till February for their update though. The update comes in at a whooping 1.97GB which is pretty heavy to be honest. Honor Japan advises that you back up your data and have at least 50% battery available before you commence the update.
The update will bring all the cool new features in Nougat such as split-screen multitasking and some new EMUI features like App Twin and Private Space. There is no mention of what version of security patch level will come with it but it should at least be December seeing as Google devices got the January security patch less than 2 weeks ago.