Gradually, large companies in the mobile industry are confirming the devices of their catalog that are expected to upgrade to Marshmallow, the latest version of the Android operating system. Honor, the company owned by Huawei has confirmed that the Honor 7 (not to be confused with Huawei Honor 7i) will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, offering a much longer service life compared to the version of Android 5.0 Lollipop installed as standard. While, yes, it has to ensure that its distribution will not be realized until next year 2016.
Since then, the confirmation does not take us by surprise, as the Honor 7 is a high-end smartphone that was presented in July this year. Still, to clear any doubts that might have about it, Honor has used its official Twitter account (@HonorEU) to respond to a user asking about the availability of Android 6.0 to Honor 7. In response Honor says that they “are working on it”, but adds “in any case, Android 6.0 will not be distributed this year.” The question that immediately takes another user in the same message, asking about other models of the brand as the Honor 6, Honor 6 Plus or Honor 4X. Unfortunately no answer.
If we refer to the unofficial information, it is worth recalling that the recently leaked list of phones provided to upgrade to Marshmallow mentioned in paragraph Huawei, the Huawei P8, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Honor 6 Plus and “more models”. Assuredly this list, we assume that the latest mobile of the two companies (the Huawei Honor Mate S or 7, for example) are discarded in updating to Marshmallow.
For now, Honor is focusing on distributing the update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop between smartphones that do not yet have this version. Honor 6 and Honor 6 Plus have already begun receiving Android 5.1.1 update, and is a fairly significant update to their owners, because until now they had both been running under the version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat.