11 August 2019
Even though Huawei is going through some tough times because of the US ban, it is continuing to provide software support to existing devices. It has announced EMUI 9.0 stable update rollout for seven new models which will be receiving the update via an over the air update in coming days.
The latest batch of devices includes Huawei Mate 10 series, Mate 9 series, Mate RS, Mate 20 Lite, P20 series, P10 series, and Nova 3 series. These phones will be receiving EMUI 9.0 which is Huawei's custom software skin based on Android 9 Pie. It brings a number of new features and performance improvements including the company's own take on Digital Wellbeing.
In the official tweet regarding the rollout, Huawei also confirmed that over 80 million users are already running EMUI 9.0 on their respective devices. The team has set a goal of reaching the 100 million landmark by the end of the first half of 2019. It means it is hoping to reach another 20 million users within these two months. This should not be a difficult thing as Huawei is currently the world's second largest smartphone maker.
Additionally, Huawei is also working on releasing EMUI 9.1 public beta for 14 new devices. It is the second batch of supported devices which is receiving the update two months after the first batch. The latest batch features Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10 Porsche Edition, Mate RS Porsche Edition, P20, P20 Pro, Nova 3, Nova 3i, Mate 20 Lite, Honor 10, Honor V10, Honor Play, and Honor 8X. It is the latest EMU iteration which is currently under beta testing phase and limited to users in China.
The team will be releasing the latest beta build for remaining devices in the near future. As far as global devices are concerned, there are no details regarding the same.