Huawei will start seeding the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to Honor 7 users in Europe within the next two weeks, the company has said. Those participating in the beta programme will be the first to receive the final over-the-air version any time soon, which will be later extended to other users.
The updates will be rolling out in stages within the next two weeks so keep an eye on your phone for any update alerts. In case you want to check manually, go to to your Settings>About Phone >System Updates options to see if you can download the update yet. If not you have to be patient as registered beta testers will first get the update.
Huawei had launched the first beta for the new software in the UK at the beginning of December 2015 followed by a similar registered beta testing in India. The updated beta testers had noticed an increase in system performance, animation and audio options. The navigation bar on the device sported a reduced height with a little more space.
Other than this the regular Android 6.0 Marshmallow features like Doze mode, Do not disturb mode, leaner and faster Chrome browser, intuitive Now on Tap feature, new security-feature-verified boot system, support for more international dialects and new contextual assistance feature can also be accessed.
A Premium Edition of the Honor 7 is speculated to be launched soon with 32GB of internal storage, 5.2" HD display, 20MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. The premium version will have Android M pre-installed in the device.
Honor is Huawei's budget and mid-range smartphone brand and it has done exceedingly well in 2015. Huawei registered a staggering growth of 44.3%, becoming the fourth smartphone-maker to ship over 100 million smartphones in a year – achieved so far only by Nokia, Samsung and Apple.