Earlier this month, Huawei introduced EMUI 9.0, the new version of its custom UI overlay, based on the latest Android 9 Pie release. The company also announced the EMUI beta program, allowing users of certain Huawei and Honor smartphones to test drive the upcoming software before it’s rolled out to all eligible devices. Now, some smartphones enrolled in the beta program are reportedly getting a new Android Pie beta update, which brings along quite a few enhancements and bug fixes.
According to The Android Soul, EMUI v188.8.131.52 is now available for Huawei P20, Huawei Mate 10, Honor 10, and Honor Play smartphones, all of which are eligible for the Android Pie beta program. Going by the official changelog, the new beta update doesn’t really include any new features. Instead, it comes with some bug fixes related to gaming performance, better system compatibility with certain networks and apps, and general system stability.
If you own any of the above smartphones, and would like to try out EMUI 9.0, here’s how you can sign up for the Android Pie beta program.
The stable release of EMUI 9.0 is expected to be available next month, when Huawei announces its Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro flagship smartphones at an event in London. The two smartphones will most certainly come running Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box.
Watch: Honor Play First Look
Recently, Huawei’s gaming-centric Honor Play smartphone started receiving a new update. The update adds full-screen navigation gestures, allowing users to get rid of the on-screen navigation buttons altogether. There isn’t much information about how these gestures will work on the Honor Play, but it’s quite likely that they are like those found on other Android smartphones. As is the case with all OTA updates, the roll out is phased, so it may take a while for all Honor Play units out in the while to get the update.