18 October 2018
Huawei has now started to roll out stable Android Pie update for Huawei P20 and P20 Pro in China. The update based on the latest Android version was under beta testing for the past three months. It seems like the team is finally satisfied with the stability of the ROM and is ready to bring it to a wider audience.
As one would expect, the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Android Pie upgrade is based on EMUI 9.0. The latter is the newest iteration of Huawei's custom UI named EMUI for Android devices. It is packed with a number of features like GPU Turbo 2.0, Digital Balance dashboard, Password Vault, and HiVision visual search. Other than this, users will be getting the usual Android Pie improvements and features.
The rollout is in the form of OTA update which means P20/P20 Pro users in China should expect an update notification. The exact time for the notification arrival cannot be predicted but it should happen sooner than later. While there are no words on exactly when Huawei will release the stable update for the rest of the world, we can only expect it to be around the corner.
Additionally, Huawei is already testing EMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie upgrade for nine other smartphones. These include Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10 Porsche Design, Mate RS Porshe Design, Honor 10, Honor View 10, and Honor Play. All these phones should receive their respective stable version update soon enough as well.
- The Huawei P20 is available at Amazon for $ 474. The price/quality is avarage but this is the best device in this price range.
- The Huawei P20 Pro is available at Amazon for $ 698. The price/quality is avarage but this is the best device in this price range.