If you live in the US and own the Honor 7X, you may want to check for an update. The Huawei sub-brand has begun rolling out an EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo update to the dual-camera toting mid-ranger.
A few months ago, Huawei released a closed beta version of EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 for the Honor 7X and a couple of other Huawei phones. Now a stable version is rolling out. Below is the changelog for the update:
- New floating navigation dock: With the newly added home screen shortcut, the floating navigation dock lets users navigate and operate their device from anywhere on the screen.
- Updated setting menu and Phone Manager: The redesigned Settings menu is clearer and more intuitive. The updated Phone Manager automatically optimizes the system based on usage patterns, keeping the smartphone running at top performance all the time.
- Phone gallery recycle bin: Users can now restore photos and videos if they accidentally delete them. The Gallery in the new UI features a recycle bin which retains deleted photos and videos for 30 days.
- Seamless LinkedIn integration: Contacts and Email in EMUI 8.0 let users sync the career details of their LinkedIn contacts, making it faster and easier to manage contacts across platforms.
- Link up two Bluetooth devices: Smartphones are now able to connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same me, boosting mobile experience and fun.
- Face Unlock: Scans a recognized user’s face to unlock instantly. It also prevents unlocking with closed eyes and allows only device owners to see lock screen notification details, ensuring maximum security.
The update also brings Project Treble support.
If you have not received the update, you will have to be patient as it will roll-out in batches. The update for other regions should also be announced soon.