Honor 8 Stories February 9, 2017

The Honor 8 was one of our favorite affordable smartphones of 2016, or at least it would’ve been if it hadn’t launched with Huawei’s infamous EMUI software layer. Despite the polished hardware, the same couldn’t be said about the software. Now, Honor is looking to change that with an update to EMUI 5.0.

Update: Honor has adjusted the rollout date to February 11th.

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Honor 8 Stories February 1, 2017

‘Honor 8 Lite’ leaks out with premium design, single camera, alleged ~$300 price tag

Last year’s Honor 8 was a stunning phone, offering a premium glass-on-glass build, solid specifications, and an excellent dual-camera system, all for under $400. Now we’re hearing that Honor is working on another version, the “Honor 8 Lite,” and recently the first images have leaked out.

Honor 8 Stories December 23, 2016

Android skins from Chinese OEMs have always been pretty bad, and Huawei has always been one of the worst contenders. Despite releasing awesome hardware, it’s always been hard to recommend the company’s devices due to the software. With the release of Nougat, though, things are improving, and now we know when Honor 8 users can expect that update.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Honor 8 Stories November 22, 2016

Android Nougat now rolling out to Honor 8 beta testers, first screenshots show off cleaner UI

Earlier this month Honor was on the lookout for beta testers for Android Nougat on the Honor 8 smartphone. After finding a handful of candidates, the company is now pushing beta builds to devices, and today we’re getting our first look.

Honor 8 Stories September 14, 2016

How to: Change how you receive app notifications on Honor 8

In designing the Honor 8, the company wanted to make sure that users would have control over as much of the functionality on the phone as possible. One such example of this is the device’s notifications. Honor 8 has a Settings section that allows the user to change which types of notifications they want to receive on an app-by-app basis, and this quick little guide will help you learn how to use it…

How to: Honor 8’s ‘Protected apps’ feature keeps apps running in the background

The Honor 8 is a great piece of hardware, but it has a couple of software customizations that can make using the phone less than enjoyable. One of these customizations automatically disables background data on applications, making it so that you sometimes don’t receive notifications or get updates. Thankfully, it is possible to protect your apps from this battery-saving feature…

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