The Complete Guide to Huawei and Honor Android Pie Updates

More than 5 months have passed since Android Pie has been unleashed by Google, bringing a selection of new and useful features. Android Pie should arrive in some form or another on most of the flagship and mid-range smartphones that are currently available on the market.

In the case of Huawei and Honor smart devices the update will arrive in the form an EMUI 9.0 update since the two devices use a customized Android version.

EMUI 9.0 packs a selection of features that will certainly improve the user experience.

GPU Turbo 2.0, an improved version of Huawei’s advanced graphing processing acceleration technology will dramatically improve the performance of video games that consume a high-amount of resources by optimizing work load while also boosting the overall performance of the device.

HiVision will allow the camera to automatically recognize famous landmarks and landscapes. The function will then provide a host of useful information about the subject of the picture.

Update timetables

The devices listed below are already able to install and run the EMUI 9.0 update:

  • Honor Play
  • Honor 10
  • Honor View 10
  • Huawei Mate 10/ Pro/ Porsche Design
  • Huawei P20/Pro/Lite
  • Huawei RS Porsche Design

The Chinese telecom giant is one of the largest Android OEM manufacturers and the EMUI 9.0 was designed in order to be on par with the equivalents offered by the competition, with Samsung’s upcoming One UI as the prime target.

Sadly it looks like quite a lot of Huawei smartphones will not receive the new update. A list of the devices that will not receive the update can be found below:

  • The entire Huawei P9 line
  • Honor 8
  • Honor 7
  • Honor 6
  • Honor 5
  • Honor Magic

This news may make a lot of owners happy but the system requirement grows with each Android version. It is likely that the smartphones listed above use hardware components that are below the minimal system requirements.  It is also likely that some of the new features require dedicated components in order to work.

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Meagan Kozlovs

About the Author: Meagan Kozlovs

Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto  and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.

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