After successfully rolling out the EMUI 9.1 update to Honor 7X, the company has started seeding the same upgrade to Honor 8X (JSN-L42) devices in India. Huawei’s sub-brand Honor confirmed the EMUI 9.1 for Honor 8X back in May and since then the users have been eagerly waiting for the upgrade. Now, the wait has been awaited as the EMUI 9.1 update has been released via OTA.
The update bumps the build number to EMUI 188.8.131.52(C675E8R1P1) and is about 3.09GB in size. The update brings the July 2019 security patch for improved system security. The GPU Turbo 3.0, EROFS technology are the top features of EMUI 9.1 update. These features improve the overall system response in terms of fluidity and speed of the device.
Here below is the official changelog of the Honor 8X EMUI 9.1 upgrade:
This update will update your system to EMUI 9.1, with support for EROFS technology and GPU Turbo 3.0
- Adds the EROFS system function, which improves app speed and fluidity. Improves system performance and fixes an issue of slow responsiveness in certain scenarios.
[GPU Turbo 3.0]
- Huawei’s GPU Turbo 3.0 acceleration technology supports dozens of more games, allowing you to enjoy an improved gaming experience.
- Simplifies settings and options for easier operation.
The update is rolling out in batches in a phase-wise manner. Users will soon see an OTA update notification on their device. Honor 8X users can also request the update using the HiCare app. Check our guide on how to download and install the EMUI 9.1 firmware using the HiCare app.
Currently, the Honor 8X EMUI 9.1 update is available only for the Indian region while it is expected to hit other global regions in the coming days. Users can manually check for updates from Settings > About phone > System updates > Check for updates. However, the EMUI versions and update size may vary depending on the markets and models.
Recently, Honor also confirmed the Android Q / EMUI 10 update for Honor 8X. There are no details regarding the release date but it might happen soon after the Google releases the Android Q update for its Pixel smartphones.
Source – Honor Forum