Huawei Mate 10 starts receiving Android 9 Pie update, huge download size

Huawei Mate 10 starts receiving Android 9 Pie update, huge download size
Following the Mate 20 series announcement, Huawei's last year flagship, the Mate 10 is getting the highly anticipated Android 9.0 Pie update. If we don't take any of the Honor smartphones into consideration, this would be the third Huawei handset to receive the Pie update after the P20 Pro and Mate 10 Pro.

The Android Pie-based EMUI 9 is now rolling out for Huawei Mate 10 devices in Europe, but other regions are likely to follow soon. One thing worth noting is that this is an unusually large update (nearly 4GB!?), so make sure you have enough free storage on your phone.

We're not sure what security patch is included in the update, but expect many visual changes since EMUI 9.0 is replacing the previous user interface. Those who've been in the beta program and got to test the build probably know what to expect.

At least nine Huawei and Honor smartphones have been confirmed to receive Android 9 Pie updates: Huawei Mate 10, Huawei Mate10 Porsche Design, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design, Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Pro, Honor 10 (Honor View 10), Honor V10, and Honor Play.

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Mate 10
  • Display 5.9" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(25h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. tiz_meh

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

That's huge! 4gb for a rom. Full of bloat

2. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

That's the first time I seen an update that huge.

3. Venom

Posts: 3778; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

What on earth did they put in this update? That's huge. Very suspicious of Huawei.

4. needmorecoffee92

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 16, 2018

I have a Mate 10 pro in Europe and am still waiting for this update.... No clue why it takes so long to arrive to me

5. chenski

Posts: 777; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Hopefully get Google ar core support as well

6. notfair

Posts: 761; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

No update in Switzerland at the moment.

7. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Still no Update for the UK Mate 10 Pro?

8. fam1987

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

i already update my mate 10 in yesterday when i watching the mate 20 launching video streaming. The new firmware packed with a lot of mate 20 series features and this is the reason the file size is very huge.

9. ChickenKing

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 25, 2018

Which features for example? Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to test the beta due to the limit of 200 registrations in Germany.

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