After launching late last year with Android 7.0 and EMUI 5.1, the Honor 7X will soon get a major update in the U.S.
Starting April 30, the Honor 7X will be updated to EMUI 8.0 in the U.S. The update is based on Android Oreo and will be pushed out over the air.
In addition to the goodies that come with an update to Oreo, like picture-in-picture, EMUI 8.0 includes several custom software features. Face unlock will let users unlock their phone using their face and also allows only device owners to see lock screen notification info, while a photo gallery recycle bin will let you restore photos and videos that you've deleted within the last 30 days.
Here are more features coming to the Honor 7X with its EMUI 8.0 update:
- Quick shortcut menus from app icons – Users can quickly access specific features in an app by holding the icon and choosing from the app shortcut menu. A user can even drag a desired feature out of the pop-up menu to create a new shortcut on the screen.
- New floating navigation dock – With the newly added home screen shortcut, the floating navigation dock lets users navigate and operate their device from anywhere on the screen.
- Updated Setting menu and Phone Manager – The redesigned Settings menu is clearer and more intuitive. The updated Phone Manager automatically optimizes the system based on usage patterns, keeping the smartphone running at top performance all the time.
- Photo gallery recycle bin – Users can now restore photos and videos if they accidentally delete them. The Gallery in the new UI features a recycle bin which retains deleted photos and videos for 30 days.
- Seamless LinkedIn integration – Contacts and Email in EMUI 8.0 let users sync the career details of their LinkedIn contacts, making it faster and easier to manage contacts across platforms.
- Link up two Bluetooth devices – Smartphones are now able to connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same time, boosting mobile experience and fun.
- Face unlock - Scans a recognized user's face to unlock instantly. It also prevents unlocking with closed eyes, and allows only device owners to see lock screen notification details, ensuring maximum security.
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