Google rolled out the final version of Android 9 Pie in August and since then everybody has been wondering when the operating system will be available on non-Pixel devices. While many smartphone manufacturers jumped on the bandwagon immediately and released a timeline for the update, Huawei was one of the few to have taken its time.
The company only announced its Android 9 Pie based EMUI 9.0 at IFA 2018 a few days ago. Now, however it looks like Huawei is shifting gears, as the smartphone maker confirmed to rollout the final version of Android 9 Pie update for its flagship P20 models.
The news comes only a few days after AndroidSoul reported several of Huawei devices being certified by Wi-Fi Alliance, essentially meaning that the update was imminent and right around the corner. The list of devices consisted of the Huawei P20 Pro, P20, Mate 10 Pro and the Mate 10. Only the P20 Lite and Mate 10 Lite were not listed, but nonetheless they are still expected to get the update at a later stage.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) September 10, 2018
Following this, Huawei also confirmed through a tweet recently that the Huawei P20 series will in fact be one of its first smartphones to get the Android 9 Pie update with the EMUI 9.0 running on top of it. According to the tweet, the new OS is said to boost app opening speeds by 16 percent and improve system operations by 12.9 percent. That said, the company hasn’t revealed a specific date for the rollout.
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If you are still eager to try on the Android 9 Pie update and do not want to wait for the final release, then can do so by downloading the beta version on your smartphone. It is available for the P20 Pro, P20, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 smartphones. However, it should be noted that you will still be running the beta version, which is likely to be unstable carry plenty of bugs.