Huawei is reportedly poised to push out the much-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat software update for two of its popular handsets — the Huawei Mate 8 and P9.
The company had been running a beta program for the Android N update. Now, according to a new rumor, the company is poised to finally release the final build of Android 7.0 Nougat for the two smartphones on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
The report cites that it has garnered the information through leaked documents, which originated from Huawei. The documents reveal that the update for the Huawei P9 will have the build number B352, whereas the Mate 8's update build is B552.
Even though the publication claims that the information is legit, there is no way of determining its authenticity.
Interestingly, just earlier this week, we disclosed that Huawei had outlined its roadmap for the Android 7.0 Nougat rollout for six of its handsets. According to the company's plan, the Mate 8 and the P9 smartphones would be the first in line to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat software update. The P9 Plus, P9 lite, Nova and Nova Plus would follow suit.
Huawei has been running the Android 7.0 Nougat beta program for the P9 since July and the news of the final build's arrival will be welcomed by the handset's owners.
When Will The Huawei P9/Mate 8 Get The Update?
The leaked documents hint at the possibility of the Android 7.0 Nougat update being pushed out in Huawei's home country China first, followed by other markets. Therefore, consumers in China will likely start receiving the update from Dec. 7, followed by the global rollout.
Huawei has previously revealed that the Android N update will arrive with the company's Android user interface i.e. EMUI version 5.0. It has also asserted that the software update will likely be rolled out in Q1 2017. Therefore, if the OS is allegedly pushed out a month earlier on Dec. 7, users of either smartphone in the United States should expect the update to make its way to their device by early 2017.
One also needs to keep in mind that updates are usually pushed out in phases and, therefore, are staggered. Moreover, the factory unlocked variants of smartphones receive updates before their carrier variants.
Those who are rushed, and cannot wait for the official release, can check out our guide on how to update the Huawei Mate 8 to Android 7.0 Nougat using the server method.