Huawei reveals flagship P9 won't be receiving Android Oreo update

Huawei reveals flagship P9 won't be receiving Android Oreo update
Earlier this year, Huawei released the Android Oreo beta for a number of its previous flagship smartphones such as the Huawei Mate 8 and its Huawei P9 line. Now, though, according to an email sent out by Huawei Support UK, it appears the Chinese brand has canceled the update for the Huawei P9.

The device, which launched back in 2016 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, has already received one major Android update to version 7.0 Nougat. Despite this, however, it seems Huawei has ultimately decided that its smartphone isn’t capable of running the latest version of the operating system, stating that the hardware limitations may lead to issues such as “system built-in function failure, device freezing, and power consumption increase.”

Considering Huawei released the Oreo beta for the device, it’s certainly surprising to see the company backtrack at such a late stage in the development. Nevertheless, it remains unclear if the Huawei P9 Plus or Huawei P9 Lite will receive the update. Taking into account the email listed hardware limitations as the main issue, though, these two devices shouldn’t be expected to receive the update either.

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  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Huawei Emotion UI


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