Huawei to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update starting from February 2016

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Old 02-Nov-2015
Ginni Singh
Huawei to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update starting from February 2016

Huawei recently confirmed Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update for a range of smartphones in China. But it did not reveal any time frame for the roll out at that time, today the company has confirmed that it will roll out Android Marshmallow update for some of its smartphones starting from February 2016.

At the Honor 7 India launch last month, Huawei promised to roll out Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update for the smartphone in beta in January and said that stable update will arrive in February 2016. Now the company has confirmed that Android 6.0 update for the latest Honor 7 and other smartphones such as Honor 6, Honor 6 Plus, Honor 4X and Honor 4C will roll out from next February. Huawei released Android 5.1 (Lollipop) update for all these smartphones recently, as it promised in August.
Huawei already confirmed that it it will start working on the update from November in China. HTC, Motorola and Sony already promised to offer Android Marshmallow update for some of its devices. LG recently confirmed started rolling out the update for its flagship LG G4 smartphone from Poland.

Old 02-Nov-2015
Honor Reveals Phones Set to GetAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow Update inFebruary

Wondering when your Honor handset will get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update? If your handset is one of the five named - then early next year. Honor India has announced that it will be rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow software version in the country to a range of its handsets beginning February 2016.

Honor India noted that the Honor 4C, Honor 6 Plus, Honor 7, Honor 6, and Honor 4X users in the country will be receiving the impending software version. Considering how much time smartphone manufacturers have taken in the past to roll out the new Android software to their handsets, Honor India's current rollout timeline is impressive, however, those who were expecting it sooner might be disappointed.

Parent company Huawei recently announced on its Weibo channel that many of its handsets including the Ascend P8, Ascend P8max, Mate S, Mate 7, Ascend G7, Ascend G7 Plus, and Ascend G8 will begin receiving the update in China starting November.

Separately, a report citing Huawei marketing executive Xi Zhao said that the company plans to beta test Android 6.0 on at least one of its device before releasing the stable version of Android 6.0. Zhao said that the Honor 7 users should expect to see a beta test for Android 6.0 Marshmallow in a few weeks.

It will be interesting to see the company's take on Emotion UI, its user interface for Android handsets. Many users have previously requested the company to tone down on customisation and apps that it bakes in its lineup of smartphones and tablets.

The company is also set to launch a high-end handset, probably the Huawei Mate 8, this month. The company has started teasing the launch of the Mate 8 for November 26. The handset is rumoured to have company's own high-end handset Kirin 950.

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