Here's when Huawei will push out Nougat to models in China

When your smartphone, be it a fresh new release or a one-year old model, will get the latest and greatest Android release has always been a guessing game for the Android faithful. Some, like LG, seem to take pride in how fast at least one of its phones gets the update. Others, like Samsung, have developed a notoriety for taking ages, sometimes never. Huawei, who is arduously climbing up the Android ladder, isn't yet the fastest, but, if this leaked timetable is to be believed, it is at least trying to finish before the second half of 2017.

Huawei already has a Nougat-powered model in the market, the newly launched Huawei Mate 9 and its counterparts. Some manufacturers just stop at that, leaving previous but relatively recent models in the dust. It can't, however, do that at least with the Huawei P9. To date, it is perhaps the most popular Huawei model worldwide and one that the company spared no expense to advertise, going as far as hiring big Hollywood stars Scarlett Johansson and Henry Cavill.

So quite appropriately, the Huawei P9 will be getting Nougat really soon. How soon? According to the schedule, just a little before the Chinese Spring Festival next week. It will be joined by the Huawei P9 Plus, of course, but even the Huawei Mate 8, a late 2015 model, will be joining that fray.

Others won't be so lucky to get a January update but they still will within the next 3 months or so. The Huawei Nova, for example, will get Nougat in March. Huawei's sub-brand honor will also have their devices updated soon, starting with the honor Note 8 in April, followed by the honor 6X in May. Even Huawei's tablet, the MediaPad M3, won't be left behind, with a May update scheduled for it.

The catch? These are the schedules for Huawei's Chinese models. No word, not even a leak, has been made regarding their US or even international counterparts. But with Huawei seemingly bent on leaving a good impression in the global market, it would be in its best interests to follow up quickly on those as well.

VIA: Huawei Forums