The year is almost ending and you know what that means, Android based smartphone vendors start rushing in to bring new update to their products. Chinese handset and network equipment maker Huawei managed to gain a strong position in the global market this year and now it has officially announced its plans for the new Android 7.0 Nougat update.
The new update for Huawei devices will arrive in the form of version 5.0 of the Chinese company’s EMUI skin. The company has said that the roll-out should begin sometime in Q1, 2017. The first handsets to get the update will be  the Huawei Mate 8 and P9. These will be followed by the P9 Plus, P9 lite, nova, and nova Plus.
Huawei claims that the new EMUI 5.0 will be more efficient, secure, and user friendly. It significantly cuts down on the number of steps needed to achieve the desired function and the user can reach 90 percent of the core functions in just two to three clicks. That does sound interesting but the company will have to be careful as changing a smartphone users habit can be difficult.
The new UI will also let users choose between the standard layout and an app drawer. The company said in a press release, “Additionally, users can jump between their professional and personal lives effortlessly with profiles now being able to run in parallel – no switching of phones necessary.”
Owners of the Huawei P9, P9 Plus, P9 Lite or Mate 8 will also able to participate in the beta testing. There is no news for the Android 7.0 update on the Honor line of smartphones from Huawei.