Huawei has officially released Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its P8 Lite handset, with the update available now in Europe.
Google's Marshmallow flavor has been out for quite some time and OEMs have been gradually updating their devices, but it's not exactly a rapid process. Android fragmentation is still very real and older models such as the Huawei P8 Lite are not exactly at the top of the update queue.
In the United States, the P8 Lite barely got Lollipop back in October 2015, upgrading its software from the good old KitKat Android flavor. We have no details yet on a Marshmallow rollout stateside, but P8 Lite owners in Europe are in for some good news.
Huawei officially announced the new firmware on its Polish fan page, and the update is reportedly rolling out in Germany as well. More European countries should also be in the mix, and the update should later expand to other regions, including the United States.
The update weighs in at 1.5 GB and will boost the software to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. As expected, the package will first roll out to the unlocked versions of the handset. The carrier variants have to go through testing and receive approval for the firmware before the update is ready to roll out.
As a reminder, the Huawei P8 Lite comes with a 5-inch HD display, an octa-core Kirin 620 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front snapper among the highlights. Keeping things up and running is a 2,200 mAh battery, which should provide a decent performance.
Unlike the more premium P8 and P8 Max, which sport aluminum builds, the P8 Lite is wrapped in a more affordable plastic body.
Although it doesn't pack any high-end specifications, the model has been well-received on the international market and the latest Android Marshmallow update will surely make it even more successful.
If you're the proud owner of a European Huawei P8 Lite and you've already received the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, drop by our comment section below and tell us how it all fares. U.S. P8 Lite users, hang tight - we'll let you know as soon as we hear more.