Huawei announced Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, its latest smartphones at an event in Germany yesterday. Both the smartphones runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box with company’s own EMUI 8.0 on top. With the announcement of EMUI 8.0, most of you might be wondering whether their Huawei device will be upgraded to this latest version or not. Well, Dr. Chenglu Wang, President of Software Engineering, Huawei confirms that the P10 and Mate 9 series models will get the EMUI 8.0-based Android Oreo update. EMUI 8.0 on top of Android Oreo brings faster app launching and better power to the device.
Huawei/Honor EMUI 8.0 Update Devices List:
The following are confirmed devices list to get EMUI 8.0 update –
The following are the list of Huawei/Honor devices expected to EMUI 8.0-based Android Oreo upgrade –
- Honor 8 Pro
- Huawei P8 Lite
- Huawei P9
- Honor 9
- Huawei P9 Lite
- Honor 8 Lite
- Huawei Nova 2/ Plus
- Huawei Y7 Prime
- Honor 8
- Honor Note 9
Note: The above list is just assumptions from our-side. However, final confirmation will only come from Huawei.
EMUI 8.0 Oreo Features:
EMUI 8.0 Oreo update brings tons of new features including Picture-in-Picture (PIP), Snoozing individual notification, Adaptive icons, and more. Most of the changes made are inside and the Emotion UI will sport the same design with no major changes. It also brings features of Google’s eight iteration of Android including spilt-screen capabilities, smart text selection, improved notifications, auto fill framework, and Google Play Protect.
The latest update also brings Google’s Project Treble for all the supportive devices. Under this project, most of the Huawei/Honor smartphones will get latest updates more quickly. Also Huawei promised to roll out security patches every three months to lower-end devices and every month for higher-end models.
EMUI 8.0 Update Release Date:
Huawei will start pushing the EMUI 8.0 update for Mate 9 sometime later this year while the P10 gets it in early 2018. It will be a regular OTA update. Users can also perform manual check from the path Settings > About Device > Software, once the company starts rolling out OTA update.
Stay tuned with us on Facebook and Twitter as we’ll let you know update details for mid-range devices once company makes anything official.