Huawei official says P9 and P9 Plus will soon receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates

Huawei official says P9 and P9 Plus will soon receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates
Huawei P9 and P9 Plus made their debut on the market two years ago, which means it's unclear whether or not Huawei will provide them with Android Oreo updates. The Chinese handset maker has been a mum on the matter while continuing to deliver Oreo to its newer top-tier smartphones.

However, it looks like there's a high chance both the P9 and P9 Plus might receive the long-awaited update. If you haven't upgraded to a newer smartphone, it appears that one Huawei official said the P9 and P9 Plus will soon receive Android Oreo updates, which will include EMUI 8.0.

If the information proves to be accurate, Oreo will be the last major Android OS update the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus will receive, so if you're looking for devices that will eventually run Android P, these are definitely not among them.

Unfortunately, the Huawei official did not offer any timeframe for the release of the update, but we can safely assume it will happen this year. So, there you have it folks, Huawei has decided to breath new life into these flagships, two years after their market launch.

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P9
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
P9 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh

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4 Comments

1. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

That would be great. I gave my wife my P9 when her Nexus 5 crapped out (just like mine did). It still takes great photos and the last EMUI fixed some issues she had with the device.

2. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

LOL too late. Australia will probably never get it on Vodafone. Still on Android 6

3. jayanathkarunarathna

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 14, 2018

Any idea when will P10 VTR-L29 C636 version receive OTA android 8 update?

4. kakudiego

Posts: 123; Member since: May 21, 2014

my p9 plus is stuck with 2017 February 7.0 very low hopes for oreo

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