Beta Testing for EMUI 5.0/Android Nougat Begins for the Honor 6X

Beta Testing for EMUI 5.0/Android Nougat Begins for the Honor 6X

On its official Twitter account, Honor U.S.A has announced that Android Nougat with EMUI 5.0 is in the beta testing phase for the Honor 6X.

Honor has been systematically adding more devices to its beta update program as per their Nougat roll-out schedule, and with the Honor 6X now joining that list, it will only be a short while until an official build is released for all users. For now, though, those of you who don’t want to wait can sign-up for the beta program by e-mailing your IMEI to huaweifut@huawei.com.

Of course, keep in mind that since this is a beta release, there may be bugs you will have to deal with. It’s unlikely that the software Honor is putting out is not daily-driver ready, but Honor expects that you treat this like a proper beta test and that you frequently report back to their software team with any bugs that you find. Having been in a prior beta test myself, this is no joke, as how responsive you are with your feedback determines whether or not they select you for future beta programs. Nevertheless, it’s definitely a worthwhile experience as you get to test the latest and greatest software release before everyone else with your device.

The Honor 6X is already quite a capable device in its own right, but an update to Android 7.0 Nougat with all of the enhancements that will bring will surely elevate the user experience even further. EMUI 5.0 brings with it a plethora of changes, many notably to the notification handling and memory management to make those aspects less painful. Those of you who are running a device with EMUI 4.X know what I’m talking about.

If you have an Honor 6X, sign up for the beta program today, and let us know if you are selected!

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