22 January 2020
If you are a Huawei smartphone user, you are most probably worried about the update situation because of the trade ban and ongoing tussle between the United States and China. Even though Huawei has released an Android 10-based EMUI 10 update roadmap, there are still doubts about the actual release. But if you happen to own a Mate 20 Pro, you can put those doubts to rest at least for now.
As per the fresh round of reports, some of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro users have started to receive the Android 10 update in the form of EMUI 10. It is a hefty over the air (OTA) update packed with all the changes Google and Huawei introduced with the latest Android and EMUI versions respectively. The update size is about 4.42GB which means it is better to have a WiFi connection before you hit that download button.
The update will bump up the EMUI version to 10.0.0.136(C432E7R1P5) after a successful installation. One of the biggest changes that you will notice straight away is the visual overhaul. EMUI 10 brings a completely new design scheme including the notification panel and quick settings toggles. The system settings page interface has also been changed but the camera app UI appears to be more or less the same. With the update, you will also receive the September 2019 Android security patch.
The initial reports suggest that Huawei has kicked off with a staged rollout of EMUI 10-based Android 10 update for the Mate 20 Pro units. It means while a few lucky users have already received it, it will take some time for everyone to get the taste of new software. There are currently no words on the Mate 20 update but it should be around the corner as well.