Huawei’s Honor company is catching up with the Android 6.0 update release. According to reports, the company has started rolling out the update, although it appears that Huawei may not be in the run for more Google production as the latter moves to plans of designing its own phone. What’s in store for partners like Huawei?
Honor 5X Android 6.0 Update
Honor 5X is the company’s official entry to the U.S. mobile market. Honor, which is under Huawei, wanted the 5X to offer flagship features, but for an affordable price. The goal was to target millenials who are more in favor of value than flashy things.
When Honor launched the device, it promised that the unit will have faster updates including a more efficient Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, it has been six months following the release before Honor has started pushing the firmware. According to GSM Arena, the Marshmallow update will offer Honor 5X with a number of standard treats include Doze and add system optimizations throughout.
The device comes with a Snapdragon 616 CPU with 3GB of RAM, 5.5 inch 1080p screen, 13MP camera, fingerprint scanner on the rear, a 5MP front camera. a 3000mAh battery, and a solid metal lead. For those who have not received the update, they can check for the firmware manually. Just to go Settings > Updater > Check for Updates.
Google to Design Its Phones
In another report from Apple Insider, Huawei and other partners like HTC and LG may have to find other income streams as Google is planning to design its smartphone. For the most part, Google has been “outsourcing” its Nexus devices to the mentioned companies.
As concerns of Android fragmentation still bother Google, Google may be taking more steps to ensure that the problem is solved. While Android makers are free to customize Google’s code, the tech giant will now be pressuring companies to abide by updates better but to an certain extent is not clear.