Huawei release Android 5.1 for the Honor 6 to “Honor Club” members


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Huawei Honor 6 owners in France, UK and Germany, can sign up to Huawei’s Beta test platform and get Android 5.1 on their Honor 6 phones now.

Huawei have decided to roll out a beta test of their Android 5.1 update for the Honor 6. The Beta will be available to just those users in France, UK and Germany and will be asked to report their experience with the update before the final release goes live.

Huawei are only offering 100 places for the Beta update through their Honor Club platform. People wanting to take part must apply and answer questions as to why they want to become a beta tester.

Android 5.1 for the Huawei Honor 6 is not a stock install and is based on EMUI 3.1. This is a highly customised OS with some very neat features, and clean design:

More details of how you can take part can be found on the Honor Facebook page.

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18 Comments

  1. RRRobert
    June 26, 2015

    I’m quite surprised to see that this phone still can standout against many similar sized and equipped competitors, as it has been on the market for almost a year now. It looks like this beta test is a way for Huawei to confirm the potential of this phone.

    • balcobomber25
      June 26, 2015

      If they dont know the phones potential by now they will never know it. The Honor 6 sold very well for Huawei it was their answer to the Mi4 and One Plus One. Which is why the Honor 7 being so expensive makes no sense. The Honor brand is supposed to be the “cheaper” brand with good specs for them. This Beta is their way to figure out what works and what doesn’t work in 5.1, a lot of companies rushed it out to say “we have 5.0” and it was a disaster with battery draining issues (that still persist), memory problems and performance issues.

  2. Steven Fox
    June 26, 2015

    With the Honor 7 a minor improvement in specs and design, I don`t see why anyone would bother replacing, especially with the hefty rumoured price tag.

    • yalok
      June 26, 2015

      1. Price is not official yet.
      2. Time will show.

      • balcobomber25
        June 26, 2015

        That is why he said ‘rumored’ price tag. If the rumor are true it will be a disaster for Huawei.

        • yalok
          June 26, 2015

          Sorry, I overlooked.
          The rumored price is too high, I agree. But I don’t think it will be a disaster. They are growing and are on the wave of good luck for now. Or maybe this is just result of good management/team/strategy/marketing ?

          • balcobomber25
            June 26, 2015

            The entire point of the Honor sub brand was to sell cheaper devices that didn’t directly have the “huawei” brand name in Western markets. In the US/EU the name Huawei is associated with spying by the Chinese company and poor quality. Having the Honor the same price as the normal Huawei flagship would cannibalize the sales of the P8.

      • Steven Fox
        June 26, 2015

        Huawei P7 is still selling for over 259$ almost everywhere, which is quite absurd.

        • yalok
          June 26, 2015

          Looking at the specs, quality and materials used. The price is pretty reasonable in comparison to other world wide known brands.

  3. Guest
    June 26, 2015

    I’m quite surprised to see that this phone still can standout against many similar sized and equipped competitors, as it has been on the market for almost a year now. It looks like this beta test is a way for Huawei to confirm the potential of this phone.

    • balcobomber25
      June 26, 2015

      If they dont know the phones potential by now they will never know it. The Honor 6 sold very well for Huawei it was their answer to the Mi4 and One Plus One. Which is why the Honor 7 being so expensive makes no sense. The Honor brand is supposed to be the “cheaper” brand with good specs for them. This Beta is their way to figure out what works and what doesn’t work in 5.1, a lot of companies rushed it out to say “we have 5.0” and it was a disaster with battery draining issues (that still persist), memory problems and performance issues.

  4. Steven Fox
    June 26, 2015

    With the Honor 7 a minor improvement in specs and design, I don`t see why anyone would bother replacing, especially with the hefty rumoured price tag.

    • yalok
      June 26, 2015

      1. Price is not official yet.
      2. Time will show.

    • balcobomber25
      June 26, 2015

      That is why he said ‘rumored’ price tag. If the rumor are true it will be a disaster for Huawei.

    • Steven Fox
      June 26, 2015

      Huawei P7 is still selling for over 259$ almost everywhere, which is quite absurd.

    • yalok
      June 26, 2015

      Looking at the specs, quality and materials used. The price is pretty reasonable in comparison to other world wide known brands.

    • yalok
      June 26, 2015

      Sorry, I overlooked.
      The rumored price is too high, I agree. But I don’t think it will be a disaster. They are growing and are on the wave of good luck for now. Or maybe this is just result of good management/team/strategy/marketing ?

    • balcobomber25
      June 27, 2015

      The entire point of the Honor sub brand was to sell cheaper devices that didn’t directly have the “huawei” brand name in Western markets. In the US/EU the name Huawei is associated with spying by the Chinese company and poor quality. Having the Honor the same price as the normal Huawei flagship would cannibalize the sales of the P8.