2 years of updates promised for the Honor 8

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Huawei’s Honor sub brand has announced that owners of the Honor 8 will get a guaranteed 2 years worth of updates for their phone.

While we love that Chinese brands are becoming more international and are building better phones than ever, we are still kind of wound up by poor support by some brands.

What’s strange is that the smaller companies like UMi, Ulefone etc are all releasing updates for their phones quite frequently, but then when you move to the really big players like ZTE or Huawei, updates only come once every blue moon.

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Lack of updates worries consumers as they don’t want to buy a new phone only for it to go past its sell by date in a matter of months, which is why Honor’s latest announcement is great news.

The sub brand has promised that their Honor 8 phone will receive at least 2 years worth of updates meaning that buying the phone is going to be a better investment than before.

The announcement does’t mean we will see frequent updates every month or few months though, and it doesn’t necessarily mean the Honor 8 will be update to the latest version of Android each year, but the fact the company are willing to back a device for so long is encouraging.

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  1. Wolvie
    August 22, 2016

    And you still believe what Huawei said after all those past years of their lousy support ?

    2 years software updates translated below :
    1st update is the original firmware when you bought Huawei smartphone.
    2nd update is 2 years after that,

    That’s all folks, game over then for your expensive Huawei Honor LOL.

    • balcobomber25
      August 22, 2016

      Huawei has been pretty good with updates for the Honor Brand. The 5X received 4 updates in the US. That’s not as good as say Xiaomi but it’s a lot better than a lot of phone brands that receive none.

      • Danny H.
        August 22, 2016

        Well, the best and most reliable update service you can get is from the open community, that’s why I only buy phones that have strong community support like the Nexus line or OnePlus phones.

      • William Knudsen
        May 2, 2017

        Really? What were those updates exactly? Mine has seen one update and that was to M, had to manually install that one. Mine is still on the May 2016 security update. Yep 2016, not 2017.

  2. vijay sud
    August 22, 2016

    Instead of this pie in the sky vague offer of 2 year’s updates, Honor will be more believable if they specify that they will provide Monthly/Bi monthly or quarterly updates. Huawei Honor phones are not very cheap, so specific update schedule must be promised and delivered.

    • balcobomber25
      August 22, 2016

      No company should guarantee a specific update schedule, there are too many variables when dealing with software. In the past when companies have promised an update at a specific time they didn’t deliver and that does more harm than good.

  3. Karly Johnston
    August 22, 2016

    I had an Ascend Mate 2 that was promised an update to Lollipop, it ended up in the trash with JB.

  4. SnowyCat
    August 22, 2016

    Honor’s “flagship” phones seem to have a pretty good history with updates..even the 2 year old honor 6/6 plus all got updated to mm and the newest emui if i’m correct

  5. Savvas
    August 22, 2016

    well… My friends xiaomi redmi note 3g (mtk 6592) with official global miui rom took an update yesterday and it was miui 8…. And im still on 7 with my redmi note 3pro… xD

  6. Chandan Mitra
    August 22, 2016

    Dual camera is love.. <3

  7. JTiG
    August 22, 2016

    hopefully updated soon

  8. TheBestt
    August 22, 2016

    What about future support?

    • ukgamer335
      August 22, 2016

      Hopefully they will keep updating it

    • cookieGirl
      August 22, 2016

      probably will update in future as well

  9. August 23, 2016

    Honor 6, 6+ and 7 have gotten that same amount of support.
    Honor 6 was released with 4.4.2 and was the first to run 5.1.1 and 6.0 from Huawei at all.
    6+ also was launched with 4.4.2 and got 6.0 about 3-4 months ago.
    My Honor 7 was released with 5.1.1 and got 6.0 about 3-4 months ago, and is confirmed to also receive Android N this year.

    • SnowyCat
      August 23, 2016

      yeah huawei /honor is pretty good with software updates atleast for the top tier phones..like i would say the 250€+ devices atleast..dunno how it is with the honor x?

  10. mac
    August 23, 2016

    ‘…smaller companies like UMi, Ulefone etc are all releasing updates for their phones quite frequently’, really?!?! Can you give any examples for those companies? Becuase I can remember i.e. UMi Zero flagship which has been dropped almost immediately! They forgot about all those people who paid premium price! Sorry but afaik in case of those companies updates are roulette rather than sth guaranteed!

  11. Qba
    December 10, 2017

    Now they say that Honor 8 don’t get update to Oreo