New update for Honor 8 and V8 gets you September patch and fixes device restart bug

Huawei is quite busy sending out updates these days. We just told you the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are getting Android Pie, and that the older P9 and P9 Plus are also getting one.

Well, the company’s sub-brand Honor also announced it has started the rollout of a new update for the Honor 8 and Honor V8 in China. The new build arrives as software version on both phones and it brings with it the September security patch and also fixes a device restart bug.


The update should arrive for owners of the device over-the-air (OTA), so make sure you constantly check your phones for any notifications. You can also manually check to see if the update has arrived by going to Settings>Update.

While Honor continues to push updates for the Honor 8 and Honor V8, don’t get your hopes up about Android 9.0 Pie. Because the phones are not eligible to receive it. Both models were launched in 2016 as mid-range offerings, so they are pretty old.

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On the other side of the coin, Honor’s newer phones such as the Honor 10 or Honor 10 View will see the Android Pie update arrive soon. If we’re lucky even by the end of 2018.