Honor 8

Honor 8

Honor 8 may roll out Android 7.0 Nougat update on Jan. 16

Some owners of Huawei’s Honor 8 smartphone may be getting an update to Android 7.0 Nougat a little sooner than expected. A press release from the company’s Japanese office claims that the rollout will begin on Monday, January 16.

The press release adds the update will also include the EMUI 5.0 upgrade, which will add a number of new features compared to the Honor 8’s current EMUI 4.1 version. The press release says the download will be 1.97GB in size.

Previously, Huawei sent out notices to media outlets stating the Honor 8 would get the Nougat and EMUI 5.o update sometime in February. It’s possible that Huawei Japan may have jumped the gun in terms of the rollout time period, but hopefully we will learn very soon whether or not this new date is accurate or not.

Just a reminder: Huawei says that the update to EMUI 5.o will include a machine learning feature that should help with optimizing the phone by prioritizing frequently used apps. It will also allow the Honor 8 to run different user profiles, along with some security and power saving improvements.

Honor 8 International Giveaway!

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone or tablet each and every Sunday!

A big congratulations to last week’s winner of the ZTE Grand X4 Giveaway: El Hafid M. (Belgium) Enjoy your new ZTE phone.

This week we are giving away a brand new Honor 8!

There are few companies that can claim such commitment towards value, the latest technologies, and actually being available than Honor. This week, we are giving away an Honor 8, a device which accords its owner such a premium design, exceptional internals, and all in a package that doesn’t break the bank; not even close to it.

While the Honor 8 is indeed a great value for the money, it is important to recognize that this is a very competitive price segment so you have many options to chose from. It would be wise to consider what you value most in a smartphone and base your final decision off of that.

Honor has brought what many have wanted from an affordable flagship for a while now: a gorgeous design, a smaller size, and a great camera. In addition, the Honor 8’s excellent performance and IR blaster are not always common on an affordable smartphone.

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Honor 8 International Giveaway!

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  • The giveaway is an international giveaway (Except when we can not ship to your Country.)
  • If we can not ship to your country, you will be compensated with an online gift card of equal MSRP value to the prize.
  • We are not responsible for lost shipments.
  • We are not responsible if your giveaway prize malfunctions.
  • You must be age of majority in your Country of residence.
  • We are not responsible for any duties or import fees that you may incur.
  • Only 1 entry per person, do not enter multiple email addresses. We will verify all winners and if we detect multiple email addresses by the same person you will not be eligible to win.
  • We reserve all rights to make any changes to this giveaway.
  • This giveaway is operated by AndroidAuthority.
  • The prize will ship when it is available to purchase.

Good luck. everyone!

Honor 8 scheduled to get Nougat and EMUI 5.0 update in Feb. 2017

The Huawei-made Honor 8 smartphone has turned out to be one of the most popular unlocked devices released in 2016. However, the phone launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Today, Huawei sent out notices to media outlets informing them that the Honor 8 is scheduled to get its OS upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat sometime in February 2017.

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Honor 8 vs Honor 7

August 27, 2016

In addition to the Nougat update, the Honor 8 will also get the EMUI 5.0 upgrade that same month.  This step up from the phone’s EMUI 4.1 version will bring a number of new features along with it. Huawei claims that it will include machine learning feature that will look into the use of the phone by the owner. This will be used to optimize processing resources by prioritizing frequently used apps.

EMUI 5.0 will also allow the Honor 8 to run different user profiles. In other words, you can switch between a work profile on the phone and your more personal one quickly.  The new version will also include improvements for security, including something called “App Lock” that is suppose to make specific apps more secure. Finally, EMUI 5.0 will have a number of different power saving modes to help extend the Honor 8’s battery life.

There’s no word on when exactly the Nougat and EMUI 5.0 update will be released during the month of February for the Honor 8, but we will keep you posted when more information on a specific rollout date is revealed.

Deal: Buy an Honor 8 and get a $100 discount and a bunch of freebies

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A few days ago, we reported that the Honor 8 is on sale over at Amazon. Now, Newegg and B&H Photo are also joining in on the fun.

Newegg has knocked $100 off both the 32 GB and 64 GB version of the Honor 8. This means that the devices, which are available in black, blue, white, and gold, can now be yours for $299.99 and $349.99. But wait, there’s more. The retailer is also throwing in a bunch of free goodies.

When buying the 32 GB version of the device in the black, white, or blue color option or the 64 GB black model, you’ll get a free $50 gift card, the JBL Synchros E40BT Bluetooth headphones, a case for your new smartphone and a gift box (selfie stick, USB type-C cable, power adapter, micro USB to type-C converter) free of charge. The total retail value of the free goodies included is $189.98.

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Honor 8 feature focus – Camera

September 19, 2016

Keep in mind that if you opt for the 64 GB white version of the Honor 8, you won’t get the JBL headphones along with your purchase, but you’ll still receive the $50 gift card and a free case as well as the gift box. And in case you decide to buy the device in blue with 64 GB of storage, you won’t get any of the free presents mentioned. Sorry.

B&H also has a similar offer. It’s offering a $100 discount on the 32 GB (black) and 64 GB (black and white) models of the device, which are now available for $299.99 and $349.99. The retailer is also giving out similar gifts. When buying the Honor 8 from B&H, you’ll get a free case, a gift box, and the JBL headphones along with the purchase. But unfortunately, a $50 gift card is not included.

So, if you’re interested in getting the device from either Newegg or B&H, click on a button below to visit the retailer’s website.

Buy the Honor 8 from Newegg
Buy the Honor 8 from B&H

The offers are available for only a few days, so you’ll have to move fast. Any takers?

Deal: Get $100 off the Honor 8 at Amazon

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Huawei has quite a few great devices on offer under its Honor sub-brand. One of the devices that falls into this category is the Honor 8, which started selling in the US back in September.

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone and are interested in getting the Honor 8, you’ll be happy to know that the device is currently on sale over at Amazon. The retailer has knocked $100 off both the 32 GB and 64 GB model, which are currently available for $299.99 and $349.99 respectively.

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Update: Huawei teases Honor Magic concept phone for December 16th

6 days ago

The Honor 8 is unlocked, has a US warranty and comes in Midnight Black (32 GB or 64 GB), Sapphire Blue (32 GB), Pearl White (64 GB), and Sunrise Gold (64 GB). It features a 5.2-inch 1080p display and is powered by the Kirin 950 processor along with 4 GB of RAM. A 3,000 mAh battery keeps the lights on, while the fingerprint sensor makes sure your data is safe.

But the biggest selling point of the device is its dual camera setup consisting of two 12 MP sensors with an f/2.2 aperture and laser autofocus. Of course, there is also a secondary selfie camera on board, which has an 8 MP sensor.

There’s no word on how long the deal will last, so if you plan on buying the Honor 8, we advise you to hurry up. Click the button below and visit Amazon’s website to place your order.

Get the Honor 8

What do you think about this deal? Are you interested in getting it?

Android Nougat beta update rolling out to Honor 8’s testers

Honor is now rolling out EMUI 5.0, based on Android Nougat, to the Honor 8 for those who signed up for its beta program. Honor teamed up with the folks at XDA Developers to recruit the beta users on November 7, and now the 60-or-so selected applicants can test an early version of the software before its official release.

EMUI 5.0 has already been seen on the Huawei Mate 9 (Huawei owns EMUI and the Honor brand) and includes a new design inspired by the colors of the Aegean Sea, tighter security and the ability to add an app drawer to the home screen – for those who prefer a more traditional Android setup.

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Android 7.0 Nougat review: an Android version for Android fans (Update: what’s new in Android 7.1?)

October 21, 2016

In our Honor 8 review, we found some aspects of the software experience to be frustrating, but were pleased to learn of Honor’s commitment to delivering updates and new features every three months for the first year.

There’s no indication of when the final software might roll out to over-the-air to the Honor 8, but we’ll keep you informed.