Huawei P10 And Honor 8x Receive Android 9 Pie Update

Huawei P10 And Honor 8X Receive Android 9 Pie Update


Huawei is doing more than just launching new devices, the P30 and the P30 Pro to be precise, this week. It’s also rolling out the latest firmware update for a couple of existing devices. Multiple reports have come in from users across the globe that the Huawei P10 and the Honor 8X are now receiving their Android 9 Pie update.

Huawei’s devices come with EMUI, the company own custom skin, which makes significant changes to the way Android looks on its devices. EMUI 9 is the latest version of its custom software and it’s included in the Pie update being rolled out for the Huawei P10 and the Honor 8X.

Huawei Confirms Its Own Os Will Replace Android In Worst Case Scenario

Huawei Confirms Its Own OS Will Replace Android In Worst Case Scenario


It has long been rumored that Huawei has built its own operating system. Not that lightweight OS that it has running on its new smartwatches, but a full-fledged OS which could replace Android on its smartphones. The company has now confirmed the existence of the operating system while pointing out that it’s will serve as an alternative to Android in the worst case scenario. That involves Huawei being cut off from licensing Google’s Android.

That worst case scenario almost came true for ZTE as it was hit by a ban in the United States for violating an earlier agreement related to a sanctions violation. ZTE later settled its matters with the authorities and was able to operate its business once again.

Huawei Has A 'plan B' To Android Should It Ever Be Required

Huawei Has A 'Plan B' To Android Should It Ever Be Required

The majority of smartphones out there run on Google’s Android operating system. Even devices in China where Google’s services are almost non-existent are powered by the mobile operating system. We’re sure that many would much prefer using their own OS as it means more control over what it can do and what goes into it, but we imagine that it could be hard breaking Google’s grasp.

However it seems that Huawei is more than prepared. Speaking during an interview with German publication Welt, Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu revealed that the company has actually built and developed their own operating system should the day ever arise that Android is no longer available to them.

Japan Expected To Stop Buying Huawei & Zte Equipment

Japan Expected To Stop Buying Huawei & ZTE Equipment

Huawei and ZTE, at least before they started to become known for their smartphones, would supply many a communications device to companies around the world. For example there mobile hotspot dongles sold by carriers around the world would be made by Huawei, so safe to say that in addition to smartphones, such as behind-the-scenes communications tools are a core of their businesses.

Unfortunately it seems that Huawei and ZTE could start losing those businesses. A report from Reuters has revealed that Japan plans to start banning the purchase of Huawei and ZTE products for government uses. This is done to help beef up their security to prevent leaks and attacks.

Huawei Confirms Emui 9 Android Pie Release Date

Huawei Confirms EMUI 9 Android Pie Release Date

Huawei today revealed when it will start rolling out the EMUI 9.0 update based on Android 9 Pie to compatible devices. It has been running a beta program for the update and has now confirmed when the next iteration of Android will be headed to the Mate 10 and P20 as well as other compatible devices.

Huawei Android 9.0 Pie Beta Now Supported By 5 Additional Devices

Huawei Android 9.0 Pie Beta Now Supported By 5 Additional Devices

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Huawei hasn’t said as yet when it’s going to release the Android 9 Pie update for all of its supported handsets. What it did do earlier this month was announce the names of some Huawei/Honor devices that will be supported during the internal beta of this update. The company has now updated this list with five additional handsets that will support the Android 9.0 Pie beta.

Huawei Already Testing Android 9.0 Pie For Its Flagship Phones

Huawei Already Testing Android 9.0 Pie For Its Flagship Phones

Unless you own a Pixel handset from Google, chances are whenever a major Android update is released, you might end up waiting months before you even get your hands on it. However Essential surprised us all when within a day of Android 9.0 Pie going live, the Essential Phone got the update.

Not to be outdone, it seems that Huawei could be next to release the update. This is according to a post on Weibo in which Huawei confirmed that the update is currently being tested on its flagship handsets. This includes the Mate 10 Pro, the P20, Honor 10, and the Honor V10. There’s no telling when the update will be released or if this is an indication that it will be released soon, but it’s nice to know that Huawei is already working on it.

Android P Name Possibly Leaked By Huawei Support

Android P Name Possibly Leaked By Huawei Support


Google hasn’t confirmed as yet what the Android P name is going to be. It announced the next iteration of Android at its I/O 2018 conference in May and has since been releasing beta builds of the update. Android P is due to be released in a couple of months and we may only get to know what the Android P name is going to be. It appears that a Huawei support rep may have let the name of Google’s next major Android update slip.

It was initially reported by Bloomberg in February this year that Android P would be called Android Pistachio Ice Cream. We haven’t heard much about the topic since then and Google didn’t bring it up during the I/O 2018 announcement of Android P.

Huawei Mate Se Gets Android 8.0 Oreo

Huawei Mate SE Gets Android 8.0 Oreo


The Mate SE was launched by Huawei in March this year. It can easily be described as a slightly upgraded model of the Honor 7X which costs a bit more money. Huawei released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Honor 7X last month which meant that it was only a matter of time before this handset got the update as well. Huawei has now started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Mate SE.

Reports have now started coming in that the Huawei Mate SE is finally receiving its Android 8.0 Oreo update. The update weighs in at almost 2.4GB which is not surprising given that it’s a major Android platform update.

Huawei Reportedly Developing Its Android Alternative

Huawei Reportedly Developing Its Android Alternative


Huawei is one of the fastest-growing smartphone vendors on the planet and it would be catastrophic for the company if it were prevented from licensing Android for its devices. However, with the company being investigated for a sanctions violation in the United States that still remains a possibility. Huawei reportedly wants to have options on the table in case it’s banned from licensing Android which is why it’s now believed to be developing its own mobile operating system.

The concerns stem from the recent ban enforced on ZTE, another Chinese company, by the U.S. Department of Commerce. ZTE was found to have bypassed U.S. sanctions on Iran and has now been banned from sourcing components from suppliers in the United States for seven years. There are concerns that this ban could also mean that Google will not be able to license Android to ZTE.

Android 8.0 Oreo For Huawei P10 And P10 Plus Out Now

Android 8.0 Oreo For Huawei P10 And P10 Plus Out Now


Much of the coverage about Huawei’s P series of smartphones has been concentrated around the upcoming P20 handsets. The company is due to launch the new handsets on March 27th in Paris and they’re certainly come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Before it launches them, though, Huawei has rolled out the Oreo update for the P10 and P10 Plus.

Huawei launched a beta test for the P10 Oreo update about two months ago and that has finally concluded with the release of the public build of Oreo for these handsets. The confirmation comes from the official Huawei Philippines Facebook page which revealed that the update will soon be rolling out to users.

Huawei To Enter Japan's Laptop Market

Huawei to enter Japan's laptop marketThe Japanese unit of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. said Monday it will enter the Japanese laptop market and start selling its hybrid HUAWEI MateBook laptop from July 15.
The domestic personal computer market has been shrinking amid the popularity of smartphones. "We want to bring about a new stage by using the know-how cultivated by the smartphone business," a Huawei official said.