Huawei Honor 8 Getting The Wrong End Of The Stick Again – Probably Won’t Get The Android 8 Update

Over the years, the Huawei Honor sub-brand has pretty much been coming up with some really cool hardware that gets us agitated each time we hear the company is launching a new product. Despite that, the software hasn’t really complimented all that effort as it seems to be lagging behind.

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Like the Honor 7X which was launched recently came with the Android 7 (Nougat) instead of the newest Android 8 Oreo.

Seems owners of the Honor 8 are going to meet a similarly disappointing fate as they won’t be getting the Android Oreo. At least, this is what Honor’s Indian Twitter account is telling folks.

Just before the end of 2017, Huawei/Honor gave out the impression that they were going to get the Oreo on the Honor 8 series but from what we’re hearing, they were probably referring to the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 8 Lite alone.

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The reason might not be far-fetched. The Honor 8 Pro and 8 Lite which were launched a little later than the regular Honor 8 had some distinct features. The Honor 8 came with Android 6 (Marshmallow) and a terrific EMUI 4.1 skin before it was updated to Android 7 (Nougat) and EMUI 5. But that was what the Pro and Lite came out of the box with.

The official Twitter account solely offers the type of obscure reasons you’d expect from a typical front-line customer service representative.

In their words

We can understand your concern. However, we regret to inform you that Honor 8 is not compatible for Android Oreo update due to hardware and software limitations. We always work for our customers and we are really glad to have you as an Honor customer. Inconvenience is regretted.

we can understand your concern. However, we regret to inform you that Honor 8 is not compatible for Android Oreo update due to hardware and software limitations. We always work for our customers and we are really glad to have you as an Honor customer. Inconvenience is regretted.

— Honor India (@HiHonorIndia) January 15, 2018

If that’s the case worldwide, then owners of the Honor 8 will just have to settle with the Nougat. At least they weren’t stuck with the unforgettable EMUI 4.1.

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