Honor 8 Pro Android 9 update and more: Android 9 beta available in China, Jan 2019 patch rolling out in India

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January 14: Last week, a new EMUI update started hitting the Honor 8 Pro in India carrying software version (C675) and with it came a new Android security patch for the month of January 2019. The update is airborne and comes at a time when users of this device are looking forward to the release of Android 9 Pie.

In China, the Honor 8 Pro goes by the name Honor V9 and at the moment, EMUI 9.0 beta is already available. If anything, the Honor 8 Pro should receive the stable version this Q1 2019, if not early Q2 2019.


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Find all the latest software update news, download links, and their changelogs for the Huawei Honor  8 Pro on this page. Whether it’s something to do with minor security updates, major OS upgrades, or even custom ROMs, this post has all the updated details in one place.

Honor 8 Pro update timeline

  • Eligible for official Android 9 Pie update
  • Beta available for Honor V9
Date Software version Changelog
09 Jan 2019 | Android 8.0 Installs EMUI (C675) with January 2019 security patches
03 Nov 2018 (C675) | Android 8.0 Adds GPU Turbo, call recording feature, and more
13 Sep 2018 | Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
26 Aug 2018 | Android 8.0 App recommendation feature added to Top Apps in drawer mode, optimized screen recording (no time limits), optimizes the UI text display of certain filters when editing a picture, and Fixes an issue where SIM card registration would occasionally fail in countries with multiple time zones
21 Aug 2018 | Android 8.0 Adds the HiTouch feature for online shopping and Maintenance mode to HiCare, automatically keeps photos deleted in third-party apps in Recently deleted, where they can be restored, Optimizes the effects of certain filters when editing a picture, Improves the accuracy of identifying unknown numbers for improved call and message blocking, you can now record screens without a time limit
11 Aug 2018 | Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch and fixes an issue where Contacts would automatically sync with vehicles over Bluetooth without authorization
15 July 2018 | Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch
19 June 2018 | Android 8.0 Improved smoothness of PUBG and optimizes the power consumption for certain apps and in certain scenarios, Optimizes the UI display of certain screens, such as call records and missed calls, and installs June 2018 security patch.

Honor 8 Pro Android 9 Pie update

  • Eligible for official Android 9 Pie update
  • Beta available for Honor V9
  • Rollout may begin in Q1 or Q2 2019

Update: Huawei has opened EMUI 9 beta testing for the Honor V9 models DUK-AL20 and DUK-TL30, so it shouldn’t be long before the same update arrives on model DUK-L09, which is the Honor 8 Pro.

We don’t have official word of when the device will be updated to Pie, but we have reason to believe the OS will begin rolling out somewhere in Q1 0r Q2 2019 after it has been released to the newer models such as Honor 10, Honor View 10, and Honor Note 10.

Android 9 Pie will be the second major OS upgrade for the Honor 8 Pro following its 2017 debut with Nougat out of the box.

Related: Huawei Android 9 Pie update news and release date

Honor 8 Pro Android 8.0 Oreo update

  • Android 8.0 Oreo update available

The Honor 8 Pro came to life in Q2 2017 and back then, Android Nougat was the latest OS in town. A year later, Honor started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update to the device following weeks of testing the OS on the device. Oreo was the first major OS upgrade for the device and being a premium device, there are also plenty of other small updates it gets every now and then, as seen in the table below.


Related: Best Android Oreo features

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