We wait a few months talking about the updates to the android cake, as you well know is a pending issue in our system. Although it seems that little by little there are brands that take them seriously: the race to be the first began. Essential is the winner, of that there is no doubt, we also have confirmation from Nokia and BQ. Now also from Huawei.
The case of Huawei is special since adapting the new version of Android to its heavy layer should be complex. Or maybe not since the Android Oreo updates were already compatible with Treble: the theory says that they only need to change the base of the version for Android 9 Pie to work on mobile phones that have Android 8 Oreo. Sounds great, does not it? But better not to run so much.
Huawei is testing Android 9 on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei P20, Honor 10 and Honor V10
The data is confirmed by the company in the Weibo account of He Gangwei, president of the mobile division of Huawei. The development of the beta began on August 6 and will be reaching a good part of the Huawei and Honor catalog accompanying the latest version of EMUI. As is logical, the most modern and powerful mobiles, those considered as “flagships”, will go first on the road to updating.
There are no dates yet, so we do not know when the update to Android 9 Pie will be available . The company does confirm that it will announce the update calendar soon, not only for the mobile phones it is already testing. A good part of the catalog will follow the steps of the Huawei P20 (it is assumed that also the P20 Pro since the software version is the same), Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Honor 10 and Honor View 10.
That brands are positioned in Android updates is excellent news. We know that a good number of phones will still have problems to upload the version, but at least there is more interest in solving the problem. And Huawei has not done wrong with Android 8 Oreo, at least with regards to the top models of 2017.