Update [September 26, 2018]: It seems Lot of Honor 9 Lite users are now reporting receiving the GPU Turbo update, and it’s coming in as software version 126.96.36.199, something which did spot a few days ago too. So in case the version 188.8.131.52 is not showing up for you, don’t worry. We are sure the .187 version will. Pretty soon. Check out what the users are saying on Honor’s forum about the B187: Link 1 | Link 2 | Link 3 | Link 4.
Original article: Huawei’s software update naming scheme is pretty messed up, much like its device naming scheme, and this makes it quite hard to keep track of the updates, their release dates and what they bring.
For instance, a while ago, we reported about an Honor 9 Lite update that came with software version 184.108.40.206 and today, another update is available for the same device, but this time carrying software version 220.127.116.11, implying that it could be an older update compared to the previous B187. Of course, for now, that is going to be less of our concern and instead, we’ll talk about what the new B177 brings about to the device.
Looking at the changelog, the Honor 9 Lite will now support GPU Turbo gaming technology after this update. This feature has been rolling out to multiple Huawei devices and in fact, the previous build B187 brought it to the Honor 9 Lite, but it appears Huawei rolls out multiple builds with the same changelog, hence B177.
Besides the GPU Turbo implementation, the update also fixes a call recording issue when OK Google is enabled and further installs the latest Android security patch. Since the update is airborne, your neighbor could get it ahead of you, but don’t fret if this happens because, in a few days’ time, the OTA download will be knocking at your door.