Mate 10 and 10 Pro get slapped with stock Android Oreo, confirming their Treble cred

Mate 10 and 10 Pro get slapped with stock Android Oreo, confirming their Treble cred
Huawei is finally primed to exit its pariah state in the US carrier market, as its CEO Richard Yu officially confirmed in an interview with ABC that the company will have the high-end Mate 10 line in carrier stores as soon as January, and at a "competitively priced" tag to boot. 

We are already salivating at the thought that Huawei may get creative with pricing of the Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro in order to gain a foothold in the all-important carrier portfolios. After all, the Mate 10 Pro has the best battery life in its class, a camera set that is ranked high up there with the Note 8 or iPhone X in low-light, and a pretty compact for the screen diagonal design, so it ticks all the desirable boxes this season, and may be destined for success in the US.

As if to add to the positive feeling about the phones' stateside launch, Google's Project Treble was just confirmed working on both the Mate 10 and 10 Pro, as it should, given that the phones ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Treble unifies and standardizes the basic Android drivers and APIs, so that developers only have to deal with porting the front end, instead spending most of their time porting features to specific hardware, as they do with custom ROMs. 

This is supposed to speed up Android updates significantly, but the side bonus is that ROMs can be ported quicker, too. Apparently, devs took a stock AOSP Android Oreo, and tried to make it work on 10 and 10 Pro with great success, and only a few non-critical kinks to be ironed out after the swap. Currently, Project Treble phones are few and far between, and we are glad to hear it works as advertised on high-end handsets like the Mate 10 and 10 Pro, which are coming to America next month.

source: XDA-Devs

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Mate 10 Pro
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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8 Comments

1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

That "stock android" claim was a bit unclear..... Is it stock android or is it project treble?

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'm not sure what you mean... Trebble is a component of Oreo, and the folks at XDA got an AOSP build to run on the Mate 10/Pro.

3. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Treble is supposed to make ROMs(both first party and custom) way easier since the major codebase remains constant. What this post means that someone on XDA had a very easy time porting stock android Oreo on Mate 10 due to treble, which is a good news.

5. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Boast_Rider thank you for the explanation!

4. burkett375

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

How confident are we that the 10 Pro is coming to Verizon? I want that blue one!!!

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Incredibly unlikely. Rumour has it that Huawei will be partnering with AT&T.

6. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Mate 10 pro with stock android would be so much better. EMUI is very, very ugly

8. amir1999 unregistered

I'd really like Mate 10 Pro with Stock Android ... Kinda don't like the EMUI ... looks like a copy of iOS as far as I saw .. specially in settings

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