China’s largest telecommunications giant, Huawei, is also one of the largest OEM manufacturers of Android devices, and now that the company is among the five largest manufacturers of Android smartphones, everyone expects a lot from Huawei. The brand has grown significantly since last year, launching devices in almost every price segment, but not every device will receive an Android update.
The Chinese giant was also one of the first to launch Android 8.0 Oreo devices out of the box. Along with Huawei and its smartphone series, there is also a subsidiary Honor, which creates impressive devices at competitive prices. And in this article we will look at which Huawei and Honor phones will receive the new Android update, namely the Android P 9.0 update. But first, let’s see what features come with the new OS.
Now, Huawei Mate 10 and P10, as well as almost all phones inside the series, should receive an Android P update. Keep in mind that Huawei also has its own interfaces and AI tricks over the original Android. So, an update of the current existing flagship devices should be received before the end of 2018 or at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018.
However, when it comes to the Huawei P20, which is the successor to the P10 series phones, there is little chance that Huawei might debut with Android P 9.0, but be skeptical about this. If it debuts after October, we can expect Android P 9.0.
Phones Huawei suitable for updating Android P 9.0:
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design Edition;
- 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;
Phones Honor suitable for upgrade Android P 9.0:
- Honor 8 Pro;
- Honor View 10 (Honor V10);
- Honor V9;
- Honor 9;
- Honor 9 Lite;
As a sub-brand, Huawei Honor is characterized by the release of lagging, but fully flagship devices. By this, we mean that Honor 8 was not considered as a suitable device for updating Android 8.0 Oreo.
Similarly, despite the fact that the devices mentioned above may certainly have the right to update Android P 9.0, we assume that the Honor 9 Lite came out of the box with Android Oreo, and is also a budget device and should get at least one important update. As before, it all comes down to Honor, whether the company will throw all its efforts into software development. Android P 9.0 update should be released on these devices in the first quarter of 2019, so we have a long wait.
Huawei and Honor phones that will not receive Android P 9.0 updates:
- Huawei Mate 10 Lite
- Huawei P10 Lite
- Huawei G10
- Huawei Nova 2i
- Huawei P9 (All Phones Series)
- Honor 6X
- Honor 7X
- Honor 5X
- Honor 9i
- Honor 8
- Maimang 6
- Honor magic
With a huge line of devices in each price category and subcategories, the manufacturer will not be able to update all their devices, above you can see over 8 phones that will not receive Android P 9.0 updates, while some of them will not even receive Android Oreo 8.0 updates.
However, the company will certainly introduce some important security updates for these devices. As a rule, this is exactly what the manufacturer says, when he is not going to support the device with large updates, he simply offers security updates. Another reason that forms a list of devices deprived of the Android P 9.0 update is the fact that most Huawei and Honor smartphones work on traditional Kirin chipsets, which can become a barrier.
Another common rumor in the network is that the upcoming EMUI 9 will not be able to work on existing Huawei and Honor phones, and we assume that the main reason for this is the tough implementation of AI with next-generation chipsets. Because with Android P 9.0, Google offers a new neural network API for developers and their experiments.
Since updating drivers for the new version of Android is a tedious task and requires significant investment in resources, they are redirected to flagship devices. This issue is partially solved by Google Project Treble, which was introduced with Android 8.0 Oreo.