In the late summer, Android O will appear and owners of the Huawei Mate 9 may then look forward to a quick update. According to media reports, the Chinese manufacturer internally is already testing the update.
Huawei was so far considered to be slow when it came to updating his smartphones to a new Android version. This has changed in 2017. The Huawei P9 was among the first non-Google smartphones that have received an update on Android 7.0 nougat and apparently, Huawei also gives in to Android O gas.
Although the next version of Google’s mobile OS does not appear before the late summer. However, Huawei is already testing the first developer version of Android O internally on the Mate 9, which is reported by the developer forum XDA Developer and refers to a reader who wants to get a corresponding firmware. He’s proof of his statement with photos, which show, among other things, the new Picture-in-Picture feature of Android O.
Of course, Huawei does not rely on a pure Android O; the Google OS is on the Mate 9 continuing with the manufacturer’s own user interface EMUI overprinted. This should also be the reason why Huawei starts so early with the development. The new user interface is to be adapted as quickly as possible to the new Android and benefit from these advantages.
Whether this process will be completed by the release of Android O in the late summer remains to be seen. Huawei fans can hope however on a fast Android O-update. In addition to the Huawei Mate 9, Huawei smartphones will also be updated to the new version. Which? This tells you our Android O update schedule.
Planned Android update for…
The update to 8.0 “Android O” is scheduled for the Huawei Mate 9.