Android 8.0 Oreo update now rolling out to Huawei Mate 9

Alfred Osborne
December 7, 2017

The beta program is now live and will run until November 3. Feel free to check the Huawei Mobile Services app and get the latest EMUI 8.0 update. Now the Huawei Mate 9 series has reportedly begun receiving the Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 update.

The new device opens up a new front in smartphone competition whereby as well as the CPU and GPU, it will feature a neural processing unit (NPU) that will add artificial intelligence (AI) to the Mate 10 Pro's firepower. The smartphones, from now onwards will feature a Huawei's own AI personal Assistant with Voice Support, text message translation, floating navigation dock, smart screen split and Projection which let the device project itself into a PC. The device also features a 3D Glass Body, which is beautifully and symmetrically curved on all four sides for an ergonomic hold with a reflective band design on the back to highlight the New Leica Dual Camera.

Android Oreo also brings adaptive icons, over 60 new emojis, notification dots, Picture-In-Picture (PiP) mode for multitasking, consolidated settings menu, Google Play Protect for secure app environment, and a host of other features. For beta users, you must update to B322 to receive stable Oreo OTA, while non-beta users, you have to upgrade to B190 in case of Honor 9, while B208 in case Honor V9.

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No information when the global variant of the Huawei Mate 9 will be available but it should roll out soon. It is powered by a Kirin 960 octa-core SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB onboard storage options. The Mate 9 has a 4,000mAh non-removable battery.

Featuring an all-new Huawei FullView Display, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro boasts a stunning 6-inch screen with an 18:9 OLED display, high screen-to-body ratio and HDR10 for dynamic video viewing.

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