Huawei releases Android 9 Pie updates for 10 more smartphones

Huawei releases Android 9 Pie updates for 10 more smartphones
Three months ago Huawei released a list of 49 smartphones and tablet that will receive EMUI 9.1 updates based on Android 9 Pie. Four of those phones were already running a beta version of the OS at that time – Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, and Mate 20 RS Porsche Design.

Today, Huawei announced that 10 more smartphones are now eligible for EMUI 9.1 updates, but only in China: Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10 Porsche Design, Mate RS Porsche Design, P20, P20 Pro, nova 3, Honor 10, Honor V10, and Honor Play.

Spotted by Playfuldroid, the announcement contains details about the update such as the fact that it will include EROFS file system, which should improve the read and write performance of the flash memory by around 20 percent. Also, the new file system will free up to 2GB of storage space after the update by improving the file compression.

GPU Turbo 3.0 will be added too, a well-known feature aimed at gamers that's meant to further enhance the gaming experience and battery performance during long gaming sessions.

As mentioned earlier, the announcement only refers to the Chinese versions of these phones, so there's no way to tell when the update will be available in other countries.

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11 Comments

2. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

If Huawei can update mate 10 then nothing stops samsung from updating samsung S8 series and Note 8

3. User123456789

Posts: 1084; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Mate 10 was released with android 8. S8 with android 7. That's why

4. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Samsung already delivered Pie to their S8 series and Note 8 phones... in April. https://www.phonearena.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s8-s8-plus-note-8-us-unlocked-models-android-pie-updates_id115141

5. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Plus, Huawei is only updating these devices in China.

7. mootu

Posts: 1537; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

No it's not. This article is completely wrong, most of these devices received pie last year, my Honor Play work phone got it in December and i'm in the UK, thats a full 4 months before Samsung rolled anything out. This is the 9.1 update and the rollout starts in China and goes worldwide a month or two later. This article is lousy reporting.

9. alanrock

Posts: 326; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

yep, this is EMUI update and not Android as Pie already comes with EMUI 9 ... EMUI 9.1 is about GPU Turbo and EROFS update.

10. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Maybe Cosmin should print a retraction...

12. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Upon re-reading the article, it says "EMUI 9.1 updates based on Android 9 Pie". I think the wording in the title of the article is what confuses or leads the readers astray here.

8. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

I want talking about pie but the next update which is Android A

6. Carlitos

Posts: 679; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Those Samsung devices have had pie for a while now

11. ijuanp03

Posts: 630; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

But why is it that when HTC haven't updated the u11 (released the same time as Mate 10 Pro), people are ranting? Note that HTC has already updated that device earlier than Huawei. Hmmm...

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