Honor is a subbrand of the Huawei company, and its Honor Play device is a capable smartphone, that has been appreciated by young users. The price is an accessible one, and the phone comes with all the features you might need.
More than that, it appears that the Honor Play smartphones is able to keep up with Android updates. This is quite a big deal, as most smartphones have issues with the latest software updates, and, in most cases, users have to wait for months.
The Android 9 Pie
The Honor Play should receive the Android 9 Pie update (EMUI 9 update) soon. If we take a look at the timeline we can see that the smartphone received numerous OTA updates. For instance, back on 18 December 2018, the phone received the update that came with build number 126.96.36.199. The update was based on Android 9 Pie and it also brought the security patch for December 2019. The Android 9 Pie stable update (EMUI 9.0) rolled out globally for Honor Play on 21 December.
The update slowly rolled out on more devices this year. For example, Indian users received stable Android 9 Pie based EMUI 9.0 update back on 12 January. The update came with several new features, including bug fixes and HiVision.
Finally, back on 27 February 2019, a new software update based on EMUI version 188.8.131.52 (C675E7R1P9) was released for Honor Play in India. The OTA update is very important as it also brings the February 2019 Android security patch. The new version comes with support for ViLTE feature (VoLTE) as well.
The latest update comes with several important fixes, including fixes for the system ringtone bug, and the camera issues related to AI mode and electronic image stabilization. The call quality was also improved. If you own a Honor Play, it is very important that you install the update as soon as it becomes available.
Nora Reynolds is a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior, writing about science in general. She also likes to try new gadgets and sports about the AI new era.