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Back in November last year, Honor got independent from Huawei after it was sold to Zhixin New Information Technology Co. Ltd. With this move, Honor got access to Google Mobile Services (GMS) as well as other American-origin supplies for the newly unveiled Honor 50 series. Few days after the announcement of these smartphones, the brand finally shed some light on the software support for its older devices.

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Huawei and Honor executives have confirmed to SuomiMobiili.fi (via GSMArena) that older Honor-branded smartphones will continue to receive software updates. However, this support will come from the brand’s then-parent company Huawei.

Only select handset models released before April 1, 2021 will be eligible for this scheme. That’s because Honor’s exit from Huawei took place between March and April of this year.

According to Joonas Nurmela, Huawei’s Chief Public Relations and Communications Manager, Honor-branded smartphones will get full product support, including standard security and software updates like the Huawei-branded models throughout their lifecycle. The executive even revealed the list of eligible handsets.

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Honor Smartphones Eligible for Software Updates from Huawei

Monthly Security Updates

  • Honor 20
  • Honor 20 Pro
  • Honor View20

Quarterly Security Updates

  • Honor 30
  • Honor 30 Pro+
  • Honor 30i
  • Honor 30S
  • Honor View30 Pro
  • Honor 20e
  • Honor 20i
  • Honor 20S
  • Honor 20 Lite
  • Honor 10i
  • Honor 9A
  • Honor 9C
  • Honor 9S
  • Honor 9S
  • Honor 9S
  • Honor 9S 10X
  • Honor 9X Lite
  • Honor 10X Lite
  • Honor 9X Pro
  • Honor 8A
  • Honor 8S
  • Honor 8A Pro
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Furthermore, according to Suvi Surenkin, Honor’s Marketing Director for Finland and the Baltics, the Honor brand under the new ownership will try to help customers of older products for after-sales support before directing them to Huawei customer service.

Unfortunately, it’s unclear whether the above-mentioned Honor smartphones will be updated to HarmonyOS 2. Anyway, what are your thoughts on Honor’s commitment to its older devices? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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