Huawei Subsidy Honor Rolls Out Android 6.0 Marshmallow for 5X in US

Posted on Jul 9 2016 - 4:51am by Gizmo Advice

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow is on the way to hit your Honor 5X handset if you are in the United States, and on top of it the Huawei’s EMUI skin too is accompanying with the update. Honor, subsidy of Huawei and doing more than good on its own, launched 5X last year in November. The compelling mid-range device was shipped with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.

Honor started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update two weeks ago to several international variants and now to the US. The update will feature Doze to save battery further, Google Now on Tap, system optimizations throughout, Runtime Permissions and many more.

Honor 5X

The EMUI 4.0 skin is to add up a one-hand mode and a personalized navigation bar along with number of more rich features. One thing is sure with the update, the Honor 5X Marshmallow looks significantly different from the stock variant of the newest Android OS of Google.

The Honor 5X sports a 5.5-inch full-HD screen and is powered by a Snapdragon 616 processor. It comes with a 2GB/3GB of RAM and 3,000 mAh battery. The phone is mounted with a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera. It is wrapped up in a metal body.

The US variant comes with only 2GB RAM variant. At the launching for a price tag of just $199 in the US, Honor promised to update the device with faster, smoother and more efficient Marshmallow OS. Six months after the release the Android update has been rolled out.

Notification may flash up anytime on the screen in couple of days, but those who are impatient can check for the update manually by heading into Settings > Updater > Check for Updates.

It is to note the update is OTA (over-the-air) and is made available on the official app of Honor – HiCare. The software has been rolled out to handset bearing model number KIW-L22. Originally the device was launched in October 2015 in China.

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