Huawei Honor 7 Marshmallow

The Huawei Honor 7 Marshmallow update has finally started to roll out to users of the smartphone in several parts of Europe.

Released in July last year, the Huawei Honor 7 is a great budget device. It features a 5.2 inch full HD display, 3GB of RAM, an Octa-core processor, 16GB of internal storage, 20-megapixel rear camera, and a 3100 mAh battery.

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The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Honor 7 was originally supposed to be released in February, but it was delayed. Now though, the Huawei Europe Twitter page has confirmed that the rollout for the software has begun in Europe.

Honor 7 Marshmallow Update

Apart from the regular Marshmallow features such as Doze mode, Google Now on Tap, improved app permissions, etc., Huawei has included some of it’s own new EMUI features in the update. Here’s all that’s new with the Honor 7 Marshmallow update:

SOS (Emergency Calls): If you are ever in an emergency situation, turn this feature on and your phone will automatically send a message to a set of emergency contacts, complete with your exact location and cell id

› Data Traffic Management: Ever been befuddled when your internet pack runs out and you don’t know why? Using the data monitoring feature you can set a data usage limit to make sure you don’t find yourself in these situations. This new feature will be available in Settings.

› Join Contacts: Merge contacts saved under different accounts (Google, Facebook, phone contacts) into one single contact.

› Dual Window: Multitasking made simpler — now you can open two windows simultaneously.

› Professional Camera mode: Shoot the most beautiful pictures with features like ISO, , shutter priority exposure, exposure compensation, autofocus, white balance and more. Get snapping, shutterbugs!

› Professional Camera mode: Shoot the most beautiful pictures with features like ISO, , shutter priority exposure, exposure compensation, autofocus, white balance and more. Get snapping, shutterbugs!

› Compass: Get your sense of direction right wherever you are using the Compass application on your honor 7. If the phone is flat, it will display the compass, which would show the position and direction. If the phone is vertical, it will show the real scene, and you can look at the scenery or road conditions.

› Alarm Ring Duration: Choose how long you want your alarm to ring – the new update gives you six options to choose from. If you are a heavy sleeper, you can choose a duration up to 30 minutes! No more excuses for sleeping in.

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› Screen Recording: Record any information on your screen with this new feature. Great for creating short video tutorials to help a friend or relative better use their honor 7.

› Contact — Smart Groups: You can now group your contacts and view all contact information by company, city or even recent contact time.

› Hicare Application: Find a service center near you using the Hicare application. You can access this app in the Tools folder.

› Share contact information using BARCODE reader: Each contact will have a corresponding barcode which can be shared.

› Multi-user settings: Do you share your phone with family or friends? You can now create multiple accounts. Note: As soon as new user account is created, device will restart and enter into new account mode. The owner can come back to his account by selecting users -> you (owner) option in Settings.

Users are just starting to receive the update across the continent as this is a slow roll-out. If you haven’t received the update yet, do not worry, you’ll get it soon. Meanwhile, you can head over to Settings> About Phone> Software Update to check for the update manually.

Let us know if you’ve got the new Honor 7 Marshmallow update and if you have.