Huawei's been releasing Oreo betas for several of its phones, but we still haven't heard much about updates for Honor-branded devices. Now Huawei has published a list of all the devices that Oreo is being developed for. Oddly, the Honor 8 is mentioned in spite of a confirmation from Honor India on Twitter that the phone wouldn't be getting Oreo. Read More
This list is no longer updated. You can find a full list of devices that support Project Treble here.
One of the most important features included in Android 8.0 Oreo is 'Project Treble,' Google's attempt to modularize Android. We covered it in detail here, but in a nutshell, Treble separates all the low-level device drivers (known as the 'vendor implementation') from the rest of Android. This makes updating phones/tablets to the latest version of Android much easier for manufacturers, as long as they already support Treble. Read More
Huawei announced the Honor 9 for the Chinese market two weeks ago. Today, it's announcing that the phone is coming to Europe for a "global launch," starting some time early next month. The UK, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy have been cited specifically as launch markets, with pricing in the UK starting at £379, while mainland Europe will pay €449.99.
The Honor 9 will be available in two variants, one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, the other with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Three colors will be available: glacier grey, sapphire blue, and midnight black. LTE bands for this European model include 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40, and 41. Read More
In an event earlier today Huawei showed off the latest entry in the Honor series, the Honor 9. Powered by an octa-core Kirin 960, a 5.15" 1080p screen, and toting 6GB of RAM, it is a pretty decent phone. The dual-camera setup on the back of the Honor 9 is similar to that on the iPhone 7 Plus, with a dedicated 2x optical zoom lens on one sensor. You'll be able to pick it up in two different sizes, 64GB and 128GB, and all for just 2299/2999 yuan, which works out to around $340 and $440. Read More