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Huawei launches Android Oreo beta program for seven new smartphones

Huawei's beta program extends to three more Huawei and four more Honor devices.

  • Published: May 7, 2018 6:40 PM IST
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Huawei has launched its latest smartphones, including the Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei P20 Lite and Honor View10 on Android Oreo, running on its EMUI 8.0 user interface. However, the company also announced that some of its older devices would see software updates rolling out, that would bring the devices onto Android Oreo. While the Mate 9 and P10 were first, a report by XDA Developers suggests that Android Oreo could come to seven more smartphones, albeit through the beta program. Also Read - Huawei MatePad 5G Launched in China

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The devices that are reported to be in line for Android Oreo include the Huawei P9, Huawei P9 Plus, Huawei Mate 8, Honor 8, Honor V8, Honor Note 8 and Honor 6X. Huawei has aligned its EMUI naming conventions to match with the Android version, so an Android Oreo-based interface would be EMUI 8.0 or 8.1. Therefore, the devices are set to receive EMUI 8.0, which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. However, the roll-out is currently happening through a beta program in China, with the stable release expected later. Also Read - Huawei files patent for a smartphone with under-screen camera and five rear lenses

It’s worth noting that a beta roll-out involves a bit of expertise to implement on your device, since it involves the replacing of the stable software line with a different beta software line. The advantage of beta software is that users receive new and in-development features first, along with newer operating systems. However, beta software comes with the disadvantage of being less stable than final software, and as such could see unexpected effects such as crashes or odd behavior.

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Various smartphone makers run beta programs, the most notable of which is the OnePlus beta program for its devices. Huawei recently launched the P20 series, including the high-end P20 Pro which features a world’s-first triple camera setup on a smartphone. The Chinese smartphone maker, now the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world by shipments, is also expected to launch the Honor 10 on May 15.

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  • Published Date: May 7, 2018 6:40 PM IST


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