Huawei has been working on upgrading its devices to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. According to reports, the company has started the beta testing for the Ascend Mate7 with the P8lite smartphone coming soon.
It has been several months since Google released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update and OEMs continue to catch up. As for Huawei, the company is looking people to would be eager to est the beta version of the software on their Mate7 units. However, before people can test out the beta version, they need to make sure their handsets are MT7-L09 or MT7-TL10 models. Otherwise, the handset will not qualify. Users have also been advised to back up all important data before they install the software. Testing out new upgrades can result to memory wipe so back up is good should this happen.
For those who are still willing to test the software, they can send an email to email@example.com until January 22. According to GSM Arena, people need to enter their phone’s IMEI number. They can get this by dialing *#06#. Current firmware version should also be included in the message. This is available via the About Phone section under Settings.
In line with the rollout of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on various devices, Huawei will also start testing the beta version of the program on its P8lite smartphone in Europe. A Facebook post tipped the information saying that the Romanian division of the company has started looking for around 100 people to become beta testers for the update.
However, not all P8lite users will qualify. Only those with unlocked phone can be eligible. The company made it clear that P8lite devices running on custom software via a mobile operator will not be entertained. Users may need to check in repeatedly for additional details and schedules of the update release.