In the December, it was reported that the Honor 8 smartphone will get its Android Nougat update later in the February 2017. But then it was later changed, when Huawei Japan has announced that by the start of January 16, 2017, all Honor 8 units in Japan will begin getting the Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0, while the units from other countries will most likely get it by February.

So as promised, the first batch of Honor 8 users is already receiving the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update. Huawei Mobile Japan took to its official Twitter account to confirm the latest update for the Honor 8, but you should note that this update is only available to those units that were meant for the Japanese market.

The latest update for unlocked variants of the Honor 8 includes EMUI 5.0, which is a custom skin designed by Huawei. The update weighs around 2.27GB while the one received by owners of the Honor 8 in Japan was approximately 1.97GB in size. The difference in size can likely is supposedly because the global variant of the Honor 8 received a package that's filled with more features, though that has yet to be confirmed.

Those who have seen the Huawei Mate 9 in action should already be familiar with the new EMUI 5.0 skin, if not then be ready for some nifty changes to the software. Downloading the OTA update requires an internet connection. Considering the size of the update, you may want to connect your Honor 8 to the internet via a Wi-Fi hotspot, otherwise, get an unlimited data package, reports Nashville Chatter Class.

As the update is rolling out over-the-air and Honor 8 owners will receive a notification prompting them to download and install it. In case you have not received any then you can manually check it by open in the setting app, select about phone, and then tap on Software Update. There you will see if there are any updates for your device that are ready to be downloaded.

According to the Japanese wing of Huawei Honor, the update to Android 7.0 Nougat should be complete in about a month's time; this means that not all owners of the Huawei Honor 8 will be receiving the update at once. This will also be the case when the worldwide rollout begins, however it is still unknown when this will actually be.