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Huawei plans to update these smartphones to Android Q | UPD: more added

28 June 2019 3

UPDATE (June 28th, 2019):

Huawei has updated Android Q update eligible smartphones list by adding new models. These include the Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10 Porsche Design, Mate 20 lite, Mate 20 X, and Mate 20 RS Porsche Design. It is good to see that Huawei is committed to updating phones which are more than two years old. It did not say anything about the possible timeline for the release but considering its situation due to the U.S. ban, it is difficult to share any estimated timeline.

Original (May 9th, 2019)

It is a well-known fact that Google is currently working on Android Q development which will be the next major Android version. It released Android Q third beta yesterday which is available for a total of 21 eligible smartphones. Huawei has only one phone mentioned in the list but it has now announced shared details regarding Android Q update plans.

Like it usually happens, Huawei will be updating its devices to the new Android version in multiple batches. It has released the list of devices that will be part of the first batch. These include Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 Porsche Edition, Huawei P30, Huawei P30 Pro, Honor View 20 aka V20, and Honor Magic 2.

All of these are Android flagships with high-end specifications which explains why they have been included in the first batch. It is worth noting that Huawei has only revealed the name of the phones. There are no words on the timeline yet which means it is difficult to say which particular phone will receive Android Q and when.

Android Q is shaping up to be a noteworthy upgrade with most of the focus on improving user experience, security and privacy, and update release situation. The team has finally added a native system-wide dark mode and has also improved on gestures that were introduced with Android Pie.



Huawei plans to update these 8 smartphones to Android Q in first batch
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I was quite hopeful of the P20 phone on the list. But unfortunately, I can't find the phone's name there that I'm using at the moment. Not in the first batch, it means.

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