HONOR 7X Posts on XDA

Honor is recruiting beta testers in India for the Honor 7X’s EMUI 9 update based on Android 9 Pie

Honor 7X, a budget smartphone launched with Android 7.0 Nougat back in 2017, should soon receive its second major update after an Android Oreo upgrade last year. It was one of the 11 Huawei and Honor devices to have received the EMUI 9.1 beta based on Android 9 Pie in China last month. Its successor...

EMUI 9.1 beta rolls out to the Honor View 20, Honor Magic 2, Honor 7X/8X/9/10, Huawei P10, P20 Lite, Mate 20 Lite, and Nova 3/3i/2 in China

Huawei announced EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie last month at the Huawei P30 Pro launch. It comes with with a slew of changes over EMUI 9.0 including a simpler and more intuitive UI, GPU Turbo 3.0, nature alarm sounds, optimizations to HiVoice, improved AR functionality with HiVision, etc. While EMUI 9.1 is currently...

The Honor 7X will likely get EMUI 9 based on Android Pie after all

The Honor 7X was launched in late 2017 with EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat, which was slightly disappointing since Android Oreo was available at the time. Honor justified this move by stating that even though Android Oreo was available, it was not ready for Honor devices when the Honor 7X went into production....

Android Pie ported to the Honor View 10, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and more

Android Pie is the hottest topic in the Android community right now. After releasing on the Google Pixel and Pixel 2, Essential PH-1, independent developers on our forums have been hard at work porting the latest Android release from AOSP to their devices. We've already seen the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Mi 3, Mi 4,...

Team OpenKirin opens website to support all EMUI 8 Huawei/Honor devices

Huawei and their subsidiary Honor ship their smartphones and tablets with their EMUI software. It's a heavily modified version of the stock Android framework that offers a lot of features not found in AOSP. Some people prefer all of the added features while the stock Android purists would much rather have stock Android running on...

Honor Play unveiled with “GPU Turbo” tech for gaming, Honor 9i mid-range announced too

We're starting to see smartphone companies create devices with a major emphasis on mobile gaming. Razer released a smartphone dedicated to gaming and ASUS just announced the ROG Phone, which again, is being marketed toward gamers. Honor has just announced two new phones, the mid-range Honor 9i and the Honor Play with a new feature...

Honor 7X Android Oreo update now rolling out in the U.S.

The Honor 7X, a mid-range smartphone from Huawei's sub-brand Honor, was launched with Android Nougat-based EMUI 5.1 out-of-the-box. However, the company had promised at the time of launch that the device would eventually receive the Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 update. Making good on its promise the company is rolling out the EMUI 8.0 update for...

How to flash a Generic System Image (GSI) on Project Treble supported devices

If you've only heard of Project Treble in passing but haven't looked into it all that much, then you may have heard that it's supposed to help major Android updates roll out more quickly. At XDA, there's another benefit that we've spoken about at length: the ability to boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI)...

Here’s a list of Android devices updated with Project Treble support

Whereas Apple is able to keep most of their devices, even many older ones, up to date with the latest software (which sometimes involve rather controversial features), Android device makers have varying degrees of success keeping their devices up to date. Some device makers like Essential and Google are pretty good at providing security patches,...

Honor 7X Android Oreo Beta with EMUI 8.0 rolls out starting today, brings Project Treble compatibility

When the Honor 7X was first announced for international markets, it gained a lot of attention for its value. At €299, the smartphone offers a 5.93" 18:9 FHD+ display, a HiSilicon Kirin 659, 64GBs storage, and 4GBs RAM. In the U.S., you get a 32GBs storage and 3GB RAM variant for $199. You get a...

Huawei Mate SE is an improved Honor 7X, now available in the U.S. for $229

To say Huawei's year started off a little rocky is an understatement. The company had their big AT&T launch crushed the day before their CES keynote speech. The situation got even worse when the FBI, CIA, and NSA advised against using Huawei phones on U.S. carriers. The good news for Huawei fans in the U.S....

How to Beta Test EMUI 8.0 (Oreo-based) on the Honor 7X – Now Open to USA and India Soon

Soon Honor will kick off their beta program for the Honor 7X, which was our pick for Best Budget Phone recently. This program will allow users of the 7X to get early access Android 8.0 and EMUI 8.0 on their device. The beta program is currently available for France, Germany, Spain, India and Italy, but...