Huawei Mate 9 to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update soon

News about Huawei working on new Android updates for the Mate 9 dates from April. Although Google didn't even launch Oreo, the Chinese company was already rumored to test early builds of the new OS for its last year flagship.

More recently, the smartphone was spotted at Geekbench with Android 8.0 Oreo on board. Huawei MHA aka Mate 9 was Huawei's first smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat, just like the Mate 10 is expected to be the first to come with Oreo.

Even though we don't have a specific timeframe for the release of the update, the recent listing of the Mate 9 at Geekbench suggests it won't be long until Android Oreo will arrive on Huawei's high-end smartphone.

Huawei has already confirmed its next flagship will be revealed on October 16, but the phone isn't likely to hit the shelves until the end of the month. Huawei will probably want to release Android 8.0 Oreo for Mate 9 only after the Mate 10 makes its debut on the market.

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Mate 9
  • Display 5.9 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Huawei Emotion UI



6. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

It's amazing how Google managed to make companies update to Oreo much faster with Project Treble

7. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

what about project bass?

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2687; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Well, as somebody who just bought a Mate 9 and wasn't expecting Orea until some point in 2018, this is pretty exciting.

2. droggo

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

Meanwhile, my mate 8 is stuck on marshmallow

3. Pabliell

Posts: 189; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Strange. Huawei rolled out the 7.0 update for Mate 8 in January. Do you have a carrier branded device?

9. cocoy

Posts: 467; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Don't expect that the mate 8 will receive another major software update after nougat. They usually give only one OS update for their flagship phone. They stop rolling out security patches for p8 since August.

10. droggo

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

no unlocked European build number

4. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Honestly, enjoy it. MM was the most effective and efficient. It was the smoothest and most battery friendly. Nougat, destroyed many tablets and handsets or at the least weakened them. Believe me, the grass isn't always greener.

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Huawei upping the ante in update delivery... great.

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