Huawei is in development to offer an upgraded experience on its existing Honor smartphone lineup. The new experience will be available through the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update that the company will release in early 2016.
Honor India, the Indian subsidiary of Honor brand, on Sunday (1 November) announced that the Android Marshmallow update will start rolling in February 2016. The update will be available to all the latest Honor series handsets, including the affordable Honor 4C and Honor 4X as well as the mid-ranger Honor 6, Honor 6 Plus and Honor 7.
Besides, a recent report by Android-centric blog AndroidCentral also revealed that Huawei is additionally in plans to start a beta test for Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Honor 7 in the coming weeks. The smartphone was unveiled in June with the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
The Honor series smartphones feature a proprietary EMUI on Android to deliver a distinguished experience over stock Android. Although it requires effort to add a custom ROM like EMUI on top of Android, Huawei this time had early access to the Android Marshmallow code that enabled the swift development of the new update. The company is one of two Google Nexus partners and had recently launched the Nexus 6P smartphone.
Huawei has not yet revealed a detailed update schedule. However, the Android Marshmallow update is expected to be rolled out for all compatible Honor smartphones through an over-the-air (OTA) update.