Huawei P20, P20 Pro among 9 models getting Android 9.0 Pie beta update

Android 9.0 Beta program for 9 Huawei devices opens up today. But it is limited to China for now.

  • Published: August 28, 2018 9:53 AM IST

With Android 9.0 Pie already running on Google, and Essential devices, manufacturers continue to work on bringing the latest version of Google’s operating system to their flagship devices. Brands such as Sony, HTC and OnePlus have already announced which of their phones will be updated to Android 9, while others have decided, for now, not to reveal their future plans.

That said, Huawei recently shared a list on its Chinese Customer Service Chat, confirming all the phones that will receive the update to Android 9.0 Pie. The brand also acknowledged that the deployment of Android 9.0 Pie Beta updates will begin today itself – August 28.

Huawei has confirmed that nine models including P20, P20 Pro, Mate RS Porsche Design, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10 Porsche Design, Honor 10, Honor V10, and Honor Play will be open to an internal beta testing program. It is worth noting that all the listed Huawei models have the Kirin 970 chipset in common.

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Initially, each of the above-listed models will only have 2,000 people signed up on the internal Beta testing program in China to give the developer feedback and report bugs. The company could however eventually expand the program to have more interested users beta testing the custom UI layered over Android 9.0 Pie.

Huawei has not disclosed any information on when its other devices are slated to receive the Android 9.0 Pie update. In phase two, we can expect the company to roll out the update to some of its other more affordable devices like the Mate 10 Lite, Huawei P Smart+ (Nova 3i), Honor 7X, Honor 9 Lite, and Huawei P20 lite to name a few.

  • Published Date: August 28, 2018 9:53 AM IST