Android 8.0 “Oreo, will today begin rolling out for the Honor 8 Pro with the Honor 9 update to follow slightly later in the UK, bringing many new features to the table.

 

Honor 9 and Honor 8 Pro owners in the UK will be able to benefit from the free Oreo update, which focuses primarily on speed and efficiency, with improved boot times and reduced background activity that would otherwise drain battery and data plans.

 

Other notable highlights include a new Picture-in-Picture mode, which allows two apps to run on screen at any given time, as well as the ability to dive into apps with fewer taps, such as Notification Dots, which can be seen with a quick press and swiped away with ease, and Android Instant Apps, which allow teleportation into new apps right from the browser, without any installation required.

 

The Oreo update will also allow more efficient Smart Tips recommendation on the Honor 9 and Honor 8 Pro by responding to usage habits faster and more smartly, as well as offering simplified settings, compressing the options from 28 down to just 11 to provide as much information as possible in a simpler way.

Oreo also brings a fully redesigned emoji set, including over 60 new emojis, downloadable fonts, linkable files and many more features that will enhance the experience on the Honor 9 and Honor 8 Pro.