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List of Huawei and Honor devices getting Android Pie 9.0 Update

Akshay Mhatre

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Honor Android P 9.0 update list

Android Pie 9.0 is now the latest version of Android and comes with a major overhaul over the last Android Oreo 8.1. Google recently gave a name to it, and the Android world has been talking about it since. The update is set to arrive on all the latest flagships and mid-range smartphones which makes the Android users wonder whether they will get the update on their phone or not. In this post, we are going to talk about all the Huawei and Honor devices that will be getting the Android Pie 9.0 update.

China’s largest telecom giant Huawei also happens to be one of the largest Android OEMs, and now with the company making its way to the top 5 largest Android smartphone makers, everyone is hoping a lot from Huawei. The brand has improved a lot from since last year, by launching value for money handsets in each segment, however not each one of these devices will get the new Android updates.

The Chinese giant was also one of the first companies to release devices with that shipped with Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box.

Now, the Huawei Mate 10 and the P10 series and pretty much all the devices within that series should get the Android P 9.0 Update. And keep in mind that Huawei also has it’s own custom Skin and AI tricks on top of Android. So, the update for these current on-going flagships devices shall arrive by the end of 2018, or in late Q4 2018.

However, when it comes to the Huawei P20 which is the successor of the P10 series, there’s a slight chance, that Huawei might debut them with Android Pie 9.0, but take this with a grain of salt. If it launches anytime after October, we can expect Android Pie 9.0.

List of Huawei devices Eligible for Android Pie 9.0 Update

Mate 10 porsche edition Android P 9.0 update

Image of a mate 10 Porsche edition, Image Courtesy: Huawei .com

  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design Edition
  • Huawei Mate 20 Lite
  • Huawei 9N
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design Edition
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Lite
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 2S

List of Honor devices eligible for Android Pie 9.0 Update

Huawei Honor 8 Android P 9.0 update

The image is showcasing the Honor 8, Image Courtesy: nasilemaktech. com

Being Huawei’s sub-brand Honor doesn’t enjoy the same delayed but complete flagship coverage of updates for its devices. By this we mean, the Honor 8 didn’t get considered for the Android Oreo 8.0 update.

Similarly, even though these devices mentioned above might certainly are eligible for the Android Pie 9.0 update, suppose the Honor 9 Lite was launched with Android Oreo out of the box and is a budget device and should get at least deserve one major update. It still all comes down to Honor on where to throw their software development workforce. The Android Pie 9.0 update shall be arriving for these devices in Q1 of 2019, so it’s a long journey to go.

List of Huawei and Honor devices not getting the Android Pie 9.0 Update

Huawei Honor Android P 9.0 update

Image shows the Honor 8 in various shades, Image Courtesy: theleaker. com

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite
  • Huawei P10 Lite
  • Huawei G10
  • Huawei Nova 2i
  • All devices from the Huawei P9 Line-up/series
  • Honor 6X
  • Honor 7X
  • Honor 5X
  • Honor 9i
  • Honor 8
  • Maimang 6
  • Honor Magic

With such a huge line up of devices in every category and its subcategory, it is impossible for a Brand to update all its devices and here we’re with more than 8 devices that are will not get the Android P 9.0 update, while some of them are not even getting the Android Oreo 8.0 update.

However, the company will surely provide some essential security updates for these devices. Generally, this is what is said by the OEM when they don’t support a device for a major upgrade but continue to offer Security updates. Another reason that contributes to a device not getting the Android Pie 9.0 update is the fact that most Huawei and Honor phones run on the company’s custom Kirin Chipset, which might probably be the barrier.

Another sore rumor around the internet conveys that the upcoming EMUI 9 won’t be able to run on current gen Huawei and Honor phones, and we speculate the major reason behind this is the tight implementation of AI, with the next-gen chipset. Because with Android Pie 9.0 Google’s has opened up a new Neural network API for developers to experiment.

Huawei Mate 10 event announcement

Image courtesy: phonearena .com

As updating drivers for the new version of Android is a tedious task and require a heavy investment of resources, which is diverted towards the flagship devices. This problem is partially solved by the Google’s Project Treble which was introduced with Android Oreo 8.0.

Akshay Mhatre is a Tech Author who likes to keep up with the latest from the tech world. A writer by day and a VFX artist by night. In his free time, he also likes to make motion graphics and concept art. You can find him on Instagram @akshayrazr_95 and contact him on akshaymhatre[@]theleaker.com

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Peter Frisco

    September 18, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Huawei in general are the lousiest in terms of upgrades and or updates. Many are so disappointed that their Honor 8 are not getting an upgrade, not even a security patch for quite some time. If they don’t care about their Honor brand they might as well discontinue producing it.

  2. P10 LITE

    September 5, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    HI PLIZ P10 LITE APPDATE ANDROID 9 FOR IRAN HAPY NIGHT TANKE YOU HUAWEI

  3. Nicolás

    August 10, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Y el Huawei y9 y Huawei p Smart

  4. Rodriguez Ascencio

    May 17, 2018 at 7:57 am

    what about P20 LITE?

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